NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2019—More than 40 abuse survivors, experts, pastors and abuse prevention advocates will address participants at the ERLC’s fifth annual National Conference: “Caring Well: Equipping the Church to Confront the Abuse Crisis,” Oct. 3-5 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.
Throughout the conference, speakers will participate in keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions to provide helpful information and practical steps for ways churches can confront abuse and defend the vulnerable within churches and communities.
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2019 National Conference confirmed speakers include:
- Russell Moore, president, ERLC;
- Gary Haugen, CEO and founder, International Justice Mission;
- J.D. Greear, president, Southern Baptist Convention, and pastor, Summit Church;
- Beth Moore, author, Bible teacher, founder of Living Proof Ministries;
- Rachael Denhollander, attorney, advocate and educator;
- Diane Langberg, psychologist and international speaker focused on trauma survivors;
- Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, speaker and author of “Not Forsaken;” and
- Jackie Hill Perry, writer, poet and artist with Humble Beast Records.
The conference will address a variety of topics, including how churches should receive and respond to accounts of abuse, information on key partners such as law enforcement and social services, how churches out to guard against abuse and care for those who have experienced abuse and many other areas as well.
The conference will be presented in partnership with the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group. The Advisory Group was formed in July 2018 and tasked with considering how Southern Baptists at every level can take discernible action to respond swiftly and compassionately to incidents of abuse, as well as foster safe environments within churches and institutions.