Letter From Benny Perez
Dear Pastors and Leaders,
I believe our greatest days for the church in America – and globally – are still ahead! Yet, in moving forward, we need to face the current realities and challenges in ministry today. Look at these sobering statistics:
– 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention in their churches.
– In America, 3500 – 4000 churches close their doors each year.
– Half of all churches last year did not add one new member through conversion growth.
We are living in times of unprecedented opportunities, accompanied by equally unprecedented challenges! We need wisdom and strategies to navigate the modern complexities of planting and growing churches. But more than that, we need renewal from the Holy Spirit and fresh encounters with Jesus so we do not grow weary and lose heart.
It has been 10 years since my wife and I first planted The Church LV in Las Vegas in 2003, and 2013 marks my 23rd year in full-time ministry. So, as I reflected on the various times, seasons, challenges and victories over the years, I began to ask this question:
“What are the attributes and qualities of Pastors, Leaders and Churches that make a ministry Built to Last?”
The 2013 Church Conference will focus on answering that question. Day sessions will focus on the time-tested, biblical principles of successful leaders and churches. Night sessions will be focused on renewing our spirits through worship, ministry and God’s word. We are not after hype or the latest ministry trends–but rather building leaders and churches that can overcome every setback, obstacle and hardship that may come! And we want to help you connect with other pastors and leaders because we know relationships are one of the most important keys to success!
Now, more than ever before, we need to build pastors, leaders, teams and churches that endure and succeed – despite setbacks and challenges – and become all God intends us to be!
Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Let’s come together and build with the future in mind!
Lead Pastor of The Church LV