NEW KNOXVILLE — The Way International Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship ministry celebrated its 74th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at The Way International Headquarters, located in New Knoxville, Ohio. 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.
More than 1,400 celebrators gathered from Canada and the United States. Others listened in via teleconference from meeting locations around the world, including 30 countries, from as far away as Japan and New Zealand.
The theme for the new ministry year, “Overcoming the World by Your Believing,” was noted, illustrated, and emphasized throughout the celebration. A teaching keying from the new ministry theme was presented by the Rev. David Chavoustie.
Way Disciple Outreach Group XXIII 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 XXIII were commissioned from The Way International Headquarters to locations throughout the United States.
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 XXIII.