The National Association of Free Will Baptists Inc., based in Antioch, Tenn., wrapped up its annual convention last summer in Cincinnati with a total registration of 5,834. That was just slightly lower than projected, and considering the effects of the ongoing economic downturn, not a bad showing for a meeting drawing a large family attendance. Even so, NAFWB ended up paying $12,000 in attrition penalties at one of its downtown hotels. That hurt, says Ryan Lewis, NAFWB's executive ...

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