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New Hope Lead Pastor Mike Speegle presents at Transformational Evangelism. Photo by Brian Tagalog

Are Revelation Seminars outdated? Do we need to totally change our worship styles? What does it really mean to be a disciple? Must we use traditional forms of evangelism to be effective? Some 160 pastors recently gathered at the Transformational Evangelism conference to tackle these questions.

Brian Tagalog photographed Emil Peeler at Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism Conference.

"You have people coming each week and sharing their most precious non-renewable resource each week--Time.. Everything [in the church service] should be done with planning and purpose," says Emil Peeler, senior pastor at the Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C.

Photo of Carlton Byrd at Transformational Evangelism by Brian Tagalog

"We are living in a post-modern post Christian society," said Carlton Byrd at the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism event. "The trends are going to continue downward even though we can make statistics look however we want to look."

Please don’t let a whole group leave the church because you don’t accommodate how they worship. It is a principle, not a preference, said Elizabeth Talbot the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism event.

"It is God who works, who transforms the heart," said Pastor Tim Madding at Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism Conference. "We just want to not make it difficult and help them make their next step."