Press Release Mar 2, 2018

ERLC hosts SBC pre-conference on ‘The Gospel & The Future of the Church’ scheduled for June 8-9

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS, March 2, 2018—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will host a Southern Baptist Convention pre-conference on “The Gospel & The Future of the Church.” The event will be co-hosted by The Village Church, in partnership with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and will take place June 8-9 at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.    

The event will help attendees think through ways the gospel and the church should engage the world. Speakers will address issues including preaching, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, sexuality, cultural engagement, missions and more.

Event speakers include: 

  • Russell Moore, president, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • Matt Chandler, lead pastor, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas
  • Steve Gaines, president, Southern Baptist Convention; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
  • R. Albert Mohler, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
  • Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Frank Page, president, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.
  • JD Greear, pastor, The Summit Church, Durham, N.C.
  • Jen Wilkin, author and Bible teacher, Dallas, Texas
  • Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.
  • Trillia Newbell, director of community outreach, ERLC, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Afshin Ziafat, lead pastor, Providence Church, Frisco, Texas
  • Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, D.C.

Registration is now available online.

Plenary addresses will be live-streamed on and sessions will be posted on the ERLC website after the event. For more details on speakers and the event schedule, visit the website.

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