Ayers' evangelistic coaching seminars wrapping up, 3 remain

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green pastor, whose church baptizes more people than any Kentucky Baptist church, is close to wrapping up his coaching sessions on effective evangelism.

Pastors and church leaders interested in attending the popular ReFocus series have only three opportunities left to hear from Hillvue Heights Church Lead Pastor Steve Ayers.

Evangelistic coaching sessions will be available Oct. 26 in Erlanger, Nov. 2 in Paducah and Nov. 9 in Madisonville.

"Those who attend will be challenged, encouraged and enjoy good fellowship," said Todd Gray, leader of the KBC's Evangelism, Church Planting and Collegiate Ministries Team.

ReFocus is offered by Ayers in partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. The series of evangelism coaching seminars are designed for pastors, church planters, directors of missions and church staff who want to grow as evangelistic leaders.

"Steve is a great encouragement to pastors in churches of all sizes," Gray said. "He likes to say he has pastored churches from 30 people to a megachurch all in one location, as Hillvue Heights has grown over the years."

Ayers was called to serve at Hillvue Heights in 1991. In that first year, the church saw 16 people come to know Christ through believer's baptism. Last year, that number was 504.

Baptism numbers at Hillvue Heights first spiked under Ayers' leadership just four years into his ministry. Over the last 10 years, the church has averaged about 516 baptisms annually.

Registration for October and November ReFocus sessions is available at www.kybaptist.org/refocus.

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