Posted on : Wednesday January 25, 2017

LANCASTER, Pa.-The ReFRESH® Northeast conference, slated for March 20-21, 2017, is a time for pastors and church leaders to come apart from the distractions and chaos of life and seek the face of God. It’s not about church growth or the latest worship fads. ReFRESH® Northeast is designed to ReFOCUS, ReENERGIZE, and ReFRESH pastors, key church leaders, and those who have a thirst for a fresh move of God in the Northeastern region of the United States.

ReFRESH® is a national ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., in partnership with the North American Mission Board. This Northeast regional event is in partnership with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey, and the Baptist Convention of New York.

“The care and encouragement of ministers is very important to our state convention,” shares Kevin Smith, executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. “We pray that our Maryland/Delaware pastors, planters, church members, and their spouses will be blessed by this opportunity to be refreshed, along with other Christ-followers from our region.”

The Northeast conference will be held at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Lancaster, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 20, 2017
Registration Begins | 1:00 pm
Hotel Check-In | Any time after 3:00pm
Afternoon Session | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Dinner | 5:00 – 6:30 pm (on your own)
Evening Session | 6:30 PM – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Morning Session | 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Lunch | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (covered by the conference fee)
Afternoon Session | 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Conference ends at 3:30 pm

The cost for registration is $80. Spouses attend for free.


Hear from Tally Willis, pastor of Captivate Church, Baltimore, who attended a prior ReFRESH® conference and shared his experience at

One of the unique aspects of ReFRESH® Northeast is its intimacy. Organizers seek to provide open access and conversation with the conference speakers, as well as close fellowship with other attendees. Each speaker encourages pastors to persevere and fight for their churches to become all God has intended them to be.

[pullquote]Each speaker encourages pastors to persevere and fight for their churches to become all God has intended them to be.[/pullquote]

Whether leaders are looking to refocus their priorities or reenergize their ministry and personal walk with the Lord, they can look forward to experiencing times of refreshing in the presence of the Lord. There are plenty of conferences and events out there, but this one is different. This one is uplifting, transformational, and ReFRESHing.

For more information, contact Debbie Toole in the Pastor’s office at 229-883-1910 x1200 or