February 6-7, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will be hosting its annual 20/20 conference. This year’s conference is entitled “The Gospel Comes to Life.” The highlighted speakers for this event are Mark Driscoll, C.J. Mahaney, and Danny Akin. Here are some highlights from last year’s 20/20 to give you a feel for the impact of this event.
A description of this year’s event from the website:
The Gospel is powerful and relevant for absolutely everything we think or do. Its relevance is not limited to the four walls of a church building, but extends to every square inch of the fabric of human existence, to every dimension of human culture, and to every intellectual and social endeavor of mankind.
It is relevant not only to our private devotions, but to our college classes and our future vocations. It matters not only during Sunday morning worship, but also during coffee shop conversations, movie viewings, and political conversations. Come and see how everything we do and think matters to God and how, when we discover this, the gospel really comes to life.
Also, on Feburary 16 Southeastern will be hosting a one day “Great Commission Resurgence” conference.
This will be an evangelism conference that will feature speakers such as: David Platt, Danny Akin, Robert Smith, Bruce Ashford, Chuck Lawless, and Ed Stetzer. Music will be led by Jeff Capps. This also should be an exciting event, and I personally and am looking forward to hearing David Platt and Robert Smith preach in person.
Both of these events fit heavily into the Baptist21 purpose:
“We believe the Gospel is relevant to every man and woman in every culture, as it calls all to repentance of sin and faith in Jesus. Our goal is to bring the gospel to bear on contemporary issues in the church and the world. This will mean engaging culture, using culture, rebuking culture and redeeming culture. Believing that Jesus is the only way to the Father (Jn 14:6), we pray that everything that is done here would ultimately be useful for the exalting of King Jesus so that He might gather all the peoples of the earth into His body, the Church” (From the Purpose Statement).
It is our hope that you will make it to these events and learn from these men about bringing the gospel to bear on every dimension of life and how we as baptist in the 21st century can seek a Great Commission Resurgence.