Global Ministry Conference set to focus on urban impact

Global Ministry Conference set to focus on urban impact

A special three-day focus on urban ministries will highlight this year's Global Ministry Conference at BBC.

"Brilla: Ilumina La Ciudad" is the theme for the February 12-14, 2014 event on campus. Spanish for "Shine: Light Up the City," the conference will explore ministries in urban settings. The city presents many exciting opportunities and unique challenges. Whether in America or overseas, millions of people are in need of the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ in their cities.

See a list of speakers and times here.

BBC&SRegular classes are not held during this special time. The focus of conferences in future years will be on varied global ministries (2015), global church planting (2016), and efforts in Third World and developing countries (2017).

View photos from the 2013 conference here.

Special Speakers
Held annually on campus, the conference hosts a variety of special speakers, missionaries, and leaders from many areas and organizations. Among the 2014 speakers are.

- Darryl Meekins, Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at BBC. Darryl served for eight years with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism as a pastor and theological educator in South Africa. In October, he began his work leading the department at BBC.

- Dr. Charles Ware, President of Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis. Crossroads is a biblically conservative evangelical institution dedicated to training Christian leaders to reach a multiethnic urban world. Dr. Ware speaks in many venues and serves as a consultant on racial reconciliation and leadership.

- Matthew Hoskinson, Pastor of First Baptist Church in New York City. Matthew leads First Baptist on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He and his wife Kimberly live in the city with their five children.

For further details, contact John Jackson at 570.585.9602 or email

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers outstanding Christian higher education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to think biblically, grow spiritually, and serve faithfully as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 1/27/2014 8:59:48 AM

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