Stetzer to appear June 6 at Baptist Building
Public is invited; Emerging Church among the topics
May 16, 2006
JEFFERSON CITY – Ed Stetzer, North American Mission Board (NAMB) research team director and resident missiologist, will be the featured presenter at a special one-day conference June 6 at the Baptist Building.
Stetzer will come to Jefferson City six days before he is scheduled to serve as moderator of the Younger Leaders Summit II during the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C. Stetzer will be in the lead role during the NAMB missional ministry initiative June 12, Baptist Press reported. That meeting will take place from 10-10:45 p.m. at the War Memorial Auditorium after the last session of the SBC Pastors’ Conference.
At the Baptist Building, Stetzer will conduct a five-session seminar for Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) staff members, pastors and other Missouri Baptist leaders during “MBC In-Office Day,” a monthly meeting where MBC staffers receive various ministry updates, swap information with other staffers and discuss trends in Missouri Baptist life that impact MBC service.
“We believe that the MBC is the ‘Judea’ portion of the Acts 1:8 command of Jesus to our churches,” said MBC Executive Director David Clippard. “The primary issue for us is how we can assist our churches to be the most effective they can be in fulfilling the Acts 1:8 mandate of our Lord Jesus. We believe this seminar will help us sharpen the axe.”
A tentative outline for Stetzer’s seminar falls under the heading of “Missional Ministry in Emerging Culture.” Separate sessions are titled, “Why Care About Culture?’, “Understanding Emerging Postmodern Culture,” “Transitions to Missional Ministry,” “Effective Churches in Emerging Culture,” and “Understanding the Emerging Church.”
“He is our go-to guy at NAMB for missiological issues in the States,” Clippard said.
On April 4, a similar conference was held at the Baptist Building featuring David Garrison, International Mission Board regional leader for South Asia.
For more information on how you can participate in the Ed Stetzer seminar at the Baptist Building, contact Dorothy Nichols by telephone at (800) 736-6227, ext. 703, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating, lunch and materials for the seminar will be provided.