How Every Local Church Can (and Must) Fuel Global Mission
SPEAKERS: J. D. Greear, Kenneth Mbugua, Jairo Namnún, Kori Porter, John Piper, and David Platt
HOSTED BY: Radical
Approximately 3 billion people have little to no access to the gospel today. That’s approximately 3 billion children, women, and men who are on a road that leads to eternal suffering, and no one has told them how to have eternal life in Jesus. God has called you and your local church to play a part in changing that. So what does that look like in practice? During this breakout with David Platt, John Piper, Ken Mbugua, J.D. Greear, Jairo Namnún, and other leaders from different perspectives, we will explore…
- To what extent every local church can (and must) fuel global mission.
- How to create and cultivate a culture of sending and going in your church.
- The role of the nations in reaching the nations, and how that changes the way we view different ethnicities in our local churches.
Hope, in the Triune God, and his New Creation
SPEAKERS: Greg Beale, Scott Swain
HOSTED BY: Reformed Theological Seminary
The hope of Christian pilgrims is grounded in the truth that “salvation belongs to the Lord” (Ps. 3:8), who is “making all things new” (Rev. 21:5). In the first part of this two-part session, Scott Swain surveys how the doctrine of the Trinity can help enrich our understanding of our salvation and enlarge our affection for the triune author of it. In the second part of the session, Greg Beale traces the theme of new creation through Scripture to illustrate how biblical theology helps equip us to appreciate and proclaim the gospel in all its beauty and fullness. Beale will also explain how the first Exodus and the prophesied second Exodus in Isaiah is part of new creation, and the second Exodus fulfilled in the New Testament is also a part of the inaugurated fulfillment of the new creation.
Blessed Trinity: How the Doctrine of the Trinity Enriches Our Biblical Theology of Salvation – Scott R. Swain
Salvation as New Creation: How Biblical Theology Helps Us Preach the Gospel – Greg Beale
Evangelical Renewal for Gospel Mission
SPEAKERS: Vincent Bacote, Steve DeWitt, John Dickson, Phil Ryken, Ed Stetzer
HOSTED BY: Wheaton College
This lively dialogue considers the many ways race, sex, politics, and social media are tearing evangelical communities apart. The panel will also reflect on what pastors, teachers, and other Christian leaders can do to restore true Christian community and empower effective gospel witness that is faithful to Scripture and relevant to culture.
Finding Our Way Back: Talks on Biblical Faithfulness in a Season of Wandering, Part 1
SPEAKERS: Judy Cha, John Marriott, Sean McDowell, Brandon Washington, Thaddeus Williams
HOSTED BY: Zondervan Reflective
A record number of Americans are leaving their churches, deconstructing their faith, and experiencing division in their communities. The influence of contemporary cults and alternative theologies is on the rise. American evangelicalism is becoming more political than theological. Why?
In this series of TED Talk-style presentations, Zondervan authors will address why so many people are leaving the church and questioning their faith, how to recover your identity in Christ, and how to faithfully navigate your own questions and challenges about Christianity. You’ll become equipped to engage thoughtfully with political and social issues while staying biblically faithful and defend your faith in real-life encounters with skeptics and critics.
- Burning House: Brandon Washington
- Set Adrift: Sean McDowell and John Marriott
- Don’t Follow Your Heart: Thaddeus Williams
- Who You Are: Judy Cha
For Women: Cultivating Your Gifts of Leading and Teaching
SPEAKERS: Courtney Doctor, Melissa Kruger, Rebecca McLaughlin, Jen Wilkin, Elizabeth Woodson
HOSTED BY: Lifeway Women
Join some of today’s top female theologians to celebrate and cultivate the gifts that God has placed in you to lead, teach the Bible, and create spaces for others to thrive. In this microevent, you’ll be encouraged, equipped, and will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women. We’ll tackle two topics that are part of any woman’s leadership development journey: perseverance and preparation.
The Hope of Kingdom Expansion in a Hard-to-Reach Culture
SPEAKERS: Félix Cabrera, Matt Carter, Christine Hoover, Dean Inserra, Bryan Loritts, Vance Pitman, Trevin Wax
HOSTED BY: Send Network
Times of turbulence and shifting cultural trends give us an opportunity to recommit our lives to expanding God’s kingdom. We will look at the church in today’s culture, with the aim of seeing disciples multiplied and churches planted, as we pursue a missionary encounter with the world we’re called to reach.
The Important Role of the Church in Family Discipleship
SPEAKERS: Cameron Cole, Clark Fobes, Terrence Shay
HOSTED BY: Rooted Ministry
Rooted Ministry, a ministry that advances gospel-centered youth and family ministry, will provide three micro-workshops to equip churches to invest in the next generation. “How the Whole Church Can Disciple Young People” will provide an overview of how all people and all departments of a church can contribute to biblical discipleship of young people. “The Critical Need and Simple Direction for Equipping Parents to Disciple Kids” will paint a picture of how any church, regardless of size and resources, can facilitate an effective family discipleship ministry. Finally, “Ministry to the Modern Child” will explain how today’s youth are growing up in a shame / honor culture due to the ubiquity of social media and technology. The workshop will provide guidance on how to proclaim the gospel to children in shame / honor cultures.