Vacation Bible School training institutes were held in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to prepare children’s leaders for their upcoming summer outreaches.

About 80 people attended Awakening, New Hampshire’s 2017 evangelism conference, which was held on March 10-11 and featured keynote speaker Dr. Alvin Reid.

Forty Disaster Relief volunteers were trained in at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, Vt., on March 24-25 as part of the Disaster Relief annual training and recognition luncheon.

About 350 people attended the 521 Conference in metro Boston on March 28. Speakers Carey Nieuwhof and Larry Osborne focused on encouraging church leaders to use their God-given talents.

The church planting department trained about 20 planters to lead a variety of church planting events throughout New England during the month of March.