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ChurchWorks to feature cross-denominational Olympic outreach

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The B.C. MB conference’s annual ChurchWorks training day, to be held on February 25, will introduce attendees to a major evangelical outreach, first developed during the Atlanta Olympic games, and coming to B.C. in 2010 for the Vancouver Olympics.

Called “More Than Gold,” the legacy program is designed to involve athletes, visitors, and local volunteers in a broad scope of programs. These range from hospitality and home-stay functions to local events like sports camps, opportunities to minister, and printed resources that can include Scriptures and other Christian materials.

The B.C. conference has signed on to be part of the outreach, along with Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, and Seventh-day Adventist church organizations. Marilyn Hiebert, conference administrator, is the B.C. conference representative.

ChurchWorks will be held at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, and will offer practical training sessions ranging from office organization to recruitment of volunteers.

—Barrie McMaster

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