The 2015 Southeast Regional Black Nazarene Fellowship Conference, held at Birmingham, Alabama, Center Point Church of the Nazarene, was filled with a weekend of activities. These activities included workshops, plenary sessions, fellowship time, a youth talent showcase, and Work & Witness projects.
Nearly 200 Nazarenes from the Southeast Region were in attendance for the weekend event, planned and organized by the conference committee and chairperson Bill Allen. Centered on I Corinthians 12:12, 25-26, messages were delivered by Charles Johnson of Fitkins Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Meridian, Mississippi; Tanya Allen of Memphis, Tennessee, Friendship Church of the Nazarene; Pastor Kelvin Rankin of Bread of Community Life Church of the Nazarene in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Charles Tillman Sr., National Black Nazarene Ministries facilitator. The praise and worship team, led by Joan Myers and musicians David Gillette, Royce Williams, and Monroe Ballard, brought Spirit-filled worship at every service.
Workshops were held on Saturday afternoon focusing on the Battlefield of the Mind, How to Prepare for Your Pastor’s Retirement, The Health of Your Church, Do You Know Where Your Children Are?, and a super workshop that featured a panel of Nazarene pastors. The Work & Witness team accomplished several repair projects at the Center Point Church, and the evening culminated with a youth talent showcase. The conference also welcomed guests from the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center, sponsor college Trevecca Nazarene University, and Nazarene Theological Seminary.
The National Black Nazarene Conference will be held next year in Orlando, Florida, from July 27 to 31, 2016.