SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri State Evangelism-Discipleship Conference is set for Feb. 4-5 at Crossway Baptist Church here.
With the theme “Desperate for Jesus,” the conference will challenge Missouri Baptists to join God on His mission, to lead their churches with new zeal for making disciple-makers, to share the gospel, and to follow Jesus wholeheartedly.
Keynote speakers at the conference include Bill Elliff, pastor of Summit Church, Little Rock, Ark.; Michael Catt, pastor of Sherwood Church, Albany, Ga., which produced movies like Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous; Jimmy Scroggins, pastor of Family Church, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Bill Hull, discipleship evangelist, Long Beach, Calif.; Vernon Armitage, pastor, Briarcliff Chapel, Kansas City; and Anthony Allen, president, Hannibal-LaGrange University. Worship will be led by Mark Mathes, music minister at Crossway Baptist, Springfield.
Registration for the “Desperate for Jesus” conference opens at 1:00 pm, Feb. 4, which is followed by the Fellowship of Missouri Baptist Evangelists Fellowship Pre-Conference at 1:30 pm. At 4:30, Bill Elliff will speak during a dinner focused on “Prayer that Changes Me,” followed by worship and preaching from keynote speakers at 6:00 pm. On Friday, Feb. 5, the conference will run from 9:00 am to 5:45 pm. There will also be a lunch for Directors of Missions and Vocational Evangelists, featuring Michael Catt, at 11:45 am, as well as a lunch for disciple-making cohorts, featuring Bill Hull, at the same time.
Registration is free, although the is a $15 cost for the “Prayer that Changes Me” dinner with Bill Elliff. Special hotel rates are available at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2720 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65803.
Missouri Baptists can learn more about these rates, as well as registering for the evangelism conference, online at http://mobaptist.org/evangelism/sec-2016.