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The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler, Jr. and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell D. Moore will headline a new event on sexuality and the church. The event, which will take place March 9-10 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, is designed to equip pastors and churches to deal with the most pressing sexual issues facing the church, including homosexuality.

“Few moral issues have brought greater challenge to the American church than sexual immorality and homosexuality in particular,” said Anthony L. Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) executive director-treasurer. “Last year marked unprecedented advance of the homosexual agenda in America. How can Oklahoma Baptist churches walk the balance between truth and grace? That will be the central theme to the BGCO conference on March 9-10.”

Individuals may register at www.bgco.org for the event. Registration is $40 per person and seating is limited.

Singer songwriter Dennis Jernigan will lead in worship throughout the conference, which begins Monday evening, March 9. Jernigan, who is known for popular songs like “You Are My All in All,” overcame same-sex attraction and will share his testimony.

“We are thrilled with all of the people on the program. To have Mohler and Moore come to Oklahoma and speak through their ministry experience and expertise in these critical areas will be key,” Jordan added.

The conference also will feature author Marian Jordan Ellis and Stephen Black, founder of First Stone Ministry and SBC legal counsel Augie Boto.

Breakout sessions on various topics including “Preaching the Truth about Sex in a Morally Relative Age,” “Navigating the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage and Other Issues” and “What To Do When A Loved One Says ‘I’m Gay’” will be offered. A complete schedule is viewable online at www.bgco.org.

For pastors of churches, there will be a breakfast at which Moore and Mohler will speak.

“This breakfast event will allow pastors to ask some of the most pressing questions they face in ministry to our leading ethical and moral experts in the SBC,” added Jordan.

For more information or to register, visit www.bgco.org/bgco-conference.

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Brian Hobbs

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Brian is editor of The Baptist Messenger.

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