LINN—The Christian Life Commission (CLC) of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) is gearing up for a conference Aug. 27 at Canaan Baptist Church in St. Louis that will tackle the evils of pornography.
“We’re going to try and take this head on,” said CLC Chairman David Krueger, pastor, First Baptist Church here.
The conference is called “Providing Moral Leadership in a Sexualized Culture.” A second event just like it will be held Sept. 17 at Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, Blue Springs. Time was spent at the April 16 CLC meeting here at First Linn to determine how to drum up interest.
John Splinter, executive director of the St. Louis branch of pureHOPE, a ministry that combats pornography by the power of the Holy Spirit, addressed the group about the need for education. He will keynote the Aug. 27 conference, which will go from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Canaan. Splinter said it is important to equip churches to minister to those caught up in the web of pornography.
“The teen culture is paying a heavy price, and they don’t realize that they are in trouble,” Splinter said.
Krueger continues to cast a vision for more mailings, increased promotional activities, greater website usage, and fuller Christian education. CLC commissioners approved a $75 payment to Valerie Holifield, a Hillsboro consultant, for her work in improving the website.
Kerry Messer, CLC legislative liaison, gave a luncheon report to the five commissioners present on the status of bills in the Missouri General Assembly. He elaborated on the progress of pro-life, religious liberty, rule of law, human trafficking, and entertainer tax measures. Messer has about a month left to finish his work on various Missouri Baptist priorities at the State Capitol.
The next CLC meeting will be July 16.
ALLEN PALMERI/associate editor