A topic of great love to b21 is the Primacy of the Local Church. We will write much about this in our vision series (“SBC21“) that is ongoing. A conference that will highlight this topic and feature world-renown speakers will be held in Durham, NC. We at b21 encourage you to attend and think this conference will be of great benefit to those who love the local church. We believe that we will learn much about a resurgence of the local church from this conference and these men.
What: Advance ’09 (Resurgence of the Local Church)
When: June 4-6th
Where: Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St. Durham, NC 27701
Who: John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Danny Akin, Ed Stetzer, Bryan Chapell, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, and Tyler Jones
Purpose: from the advance ’09 website
“Sadly, churches in America are in steady decline, with over 4000 closing their doors and 500,000 members leaving each year–never to return. This is not what the Lord desires…The local church is called to make known the Gospel and to be the vehicle of redemption for the world. Led by local churches, Advance09 is a conference committed to the resurgence of the local church for the glory of God. Our aim is to equip attendees with the Gospel so that the local church might become all that Jesus calls it to be.”