NEW KNOXVILLE — This year marks the 73rd anniversary of The Way International biblical research, teaching and fellowship ministry.
A celebration was held on Sunday, Oct. 4, at The Way International Headquarters, located in New Knoxville. Guests joined the Rev. Rosalie F. Rivenbark, chairman of the board and president of The Way International, and other members of the Board of Directors, senior officers, trustee household, staff, and in-residence Way Corps for the teaching service in the Victor Paul Wierwille Prevailing Word Auditorium.
Over 1,500 celebrators gathered from 202 cities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Ecuador. Others listened in via teleconference from meeting locations around the world, including 26 international countries representing six continents, from as far away as Japan and New Zealand.
The theme for the new ministry year, “Living God’s Love,” was noted, illustrated and emphasized throughout the celebration. A teaching keying from the new ministry theme was presented by the Rev. Jean-Yves De Lisle.
Way Disciple Outreach Group XXII was highlighted in the service. The Way Disciple program is a ministry outreach program designed to enhance a biblically disciplined lifestyle in its participants, who in turn share the quality of life and truth they learn with others. The Way Disciples of Outreach Group XXII were commissioned from The Way International Headquarters to locations in the United States and Canada. Another team of Way Disciples was commissioned in New Zealand, where an anniversary celebration was also held.
At the close of the teaching service, those in attendance were invited to an anniversary reception for fellowship and refreshments. Congratulations by family and friends were extended to the Way Disciples of Outreach Group XXII.