Senior Adults attending the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) can expect to be challenged to “…Quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is
coming when no one can work” (John 9:4)
“The whole purpose of having the Senior Adult Session of the SEC is to equip, encourage and inspire senior adults in the area of evangelism,” said Mike Napier, personal evangelism specialist
of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO).
John 9:4 is the verse on which the theme “Urgency” for SEC 2018 is based. Teachings of Urgency will begin at 9 a.m., Jan. 29 as the Senior Adult Session begins at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills.
“Senior adults in Oklahoma are one of our largest demographics,” Napier said. “They have received more evangelism training and more discipleship than any other demographic we have in our churches, and yet, often times, our senior adults see themselves as on the sidelines or not worthy because of their age to serve, or the inability to impact God’s kingdom anymore because they’ve hit a certain age.
“The reality is that God is not through with them. So I want senior adults to see themselves as ‘front line warriors’ for evangelism, and we hope to accomplish that at the Senior Adult Session.”
Educating and entertaining at the Senior Adult Session will be Junior Hill, Ken Davis and BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony Jordan.
Junior Hill, is “a senior adult himself and a hero for us all, but especially for senior adults,” according to Napier. Hill will visit the SEC in what is a series of visits to surrounding states where he is proclaiming the Gospel message through evangelism.
“Hill is proof that there is no reason why every senior adult, who is still able, cannot keep that kind of pace for the Gospel,” Napier said.
Davis is one of the country’s most sought-after, motivational and inspirational speakers. His mixture of “side-splitting” humor and his powerful insights on living fully alive have inspired audiences around the world.
Jordan will speak and encourage senior adults to stay focused, stay fruitful and faithful for the Gospel.
“That’s the purpose of the Senior Adult Session of the SEC, to help Oklahoma Baptist senior adults to remember, and for them to be rejuvenated and revived to be refocused,” Napier said. “Our purpose, as long as God gives us a heartbeat and a breath, is to share the Gospel.”
Matt Blagg will be leading worship at the Senior Adult Session. “Matt Blagg has that soulful sound that people of all ages appreciate and love. He will provide a wonderful time of worship,” Napier said.
While the Senior Adult Session focuses on senior adults, Napier said people of all ages are welcome to come and be equipped in evangelism. All who attend will experience a time of equipping and will receive an evangelism tool. In addition to the evangelism training, everyone present will receive a coffee mug.
The Senior Adult Lunch will take place in both the gymnasium and the youth room at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) will provide the free lunch. Donations to DR and their relief efforts will be welcomed.
To register most efficiently, guests to SEC should register prior to arrival by visiting www.sec.okbaptist.com/registration. If funding is an issue, contact the evangelism office at the BGCO for options.
If traveling to SEC, non-endorsement lodging options can be found at www.okccvb.org. For more information about SEC, visit www.sec.okbaptist.com.