ERLC, Village Church to co-host conf. in Dallas
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Village Church will co-host a conference on the church's Gospel engagement with the world just prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting this year in Dallas.
The pre-conference will focus on how the Gospel of Jesus is to form the church's ministries and outreach to the world. The speakers will address such issues as preaching, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, missions, sexuality and cultural engagement.
ERLC President Russell Moore told Baptist Press the ERLC is "looking forward to equipping our Southern Baptist pastors, leaders and churches on what's happening in the world around us and how we can engage the culture with the way of the cross."
The Village Church is excited to partner with the ERLC and Southern Seminary in the event, said JT English, pastor, The Village Church Institute.
"At The Village, we are passionate about training and sending disciples of Christ to participate in the Great Commission," English said in a written statement for BP. "At the center of the Great Commission is the local church, and we are eager to consider how local churches can faithfully participate in the mission of God in the days ahead."
In addition to Moore, Mohler and English, the speakers will include:
-- Matt Chandler, lead pastor, The Village Church.
-- Steve Gaines, SBC president, and senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis.
-- Kevin Ezell, president, the SBC's North American Mission Board.
-- Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
-- Frank Page, president, SBC Executive Committee.
-- J.D. Greear, pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
-- Jen Wilkin, author and Bible teacher.
-- Trillia Newbell, author and the ERLC's director of community outreach.
-- Susie Hawkins, author and speaker.
-- Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, D.C.
-- Juan Sanchez, senior pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas.
Information on and registration for the pre-conference is available at erlc.com/upcoming-events/2018-sbc-pre-conference.
The main addresses will be live-streamed at erlc.com, and video of the sessions will be posted after the event.