#Sharper2018: A Closer Look – Iglesia Bautista Northside

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Iglesia Bautista Northside opened its doors bright and early on Saturday, Feb. 24 to host Sharper! ministry conference in Spanish for approximately 160 pastors, staff and lay leaders.

During workshops on structures and processes, and children, family, and worship ministries, participants had the opportunity to be equipped with new ideas and resources to help them better serve their home churches.

Check out the highlights of the day!

The morning started with music led by Northside’s worship team.


Senior Pastor Alberto Ocaña leads a session on structures and effective team building.


Juan Miguel Gonzalez, director of the church’s Marriage Ministry, leading a workshop for married couples on family strength and unity.


Lemuel Tejeda, minister of music, sharing Northside’s Sunday morning structure and how worship is woven throughout.


AWANA co-director Devlin Morera guides participants of the Children’s Ministry workshop through a short bible verse choreography.


Pastors, staff and lay leaders enjoy some fellowship during a short break.


Florida Baptist Convention Hispanic Church Catalyst Emanuel Roque and Marriage Ministry Director Juan Miguel Gonzalez pose for a quick shot in the parking lot between sessions.


The choir at Northside sings during the closing worship session.


Church leaders prayed over the pastors in the room during the closing session.

To read this story in Spanish, click here.

By Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Convention, February 26, 2018

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