It’s hard to believe, but we are less than two months away from our national conference here at Canton Baptist Temple for the Baptist Church Ministry Network.  From October 2-4 pastors, missionaries, ministry staff, evangelists, and many others who are involved in the work of local Baptist churches will come together to focus on encouragement, edification, and evangelism.

Throughout the years I’ve attended a lot of conferences – some have been great, some have been okay, and some were not much help to me at all. I want you to know that my staff and I are committed to making sure this conference is a blessing to everyone who attends.  We have been planning, preparing, praying, and promoting this conference in every way possible.  We’re convinced that you need to be here!

Ten reasons why you should attend the National Conference

10. You will be spiritually challenged by solid, biblical preaching.

9. You will be uplifted by inspirational music – not only with congregational singing, but with choir specials.

8. You will learn how to better minister and be better equipped by attending break-out sessions.

7. You will be encouraged by the fellowship with others.

6. You will meet and hear from missionaries and church planters who have been endorsed by our network and need our financial and prayer support.

5. You will sense an energy in knowing that there are many others who are also “Biblical, Balanced, and Baptist.”

4. You will be able to connect and network with others who are serving in the same capacity as you are.

3. You will gain knowledge of new ministry resources.

2. By taking time away from your ministry, you will be spiritually recharged to go back with renewed passion, vision, and energy.

1. You will realize that you are not alone – we are all in this together and together we will not only survive, but we will thrive.

In addition to these top-ten reasons, here are a few more reasons why you ought to register today to attend the national conference – because you will receive a free biography on the life and ministry of Dr. Harold Henniger, a free Christmas sermon series, three free meals during the conference, an opportunity to visit the NFL Football Hall of Fame or drive out to Amish country. Have I mentioned that if you preregister today you will receive a sleeve of buckeye chocolates in your packet of information?  So go right now to and register so you can be a part of this important conference – you won’t be disappointed!

I look forward to seeing you soon here in Canton, Ohio!