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A conference for the whole church!

On March 21, 2022, the Baptist Resource Network of PA/SJ will host it inaugural ADVANCE evangelism conference, featuring the following:

  • Reaching the Post-COVID World (overcoming Division and Distance)
  • Reaching the Digital World (from Social Media/Social Ministry)
  • Reaching the Next Gen (with a Biblical Apologetic and a Loving Hermeneutic)

Speakers include:

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer

Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center and
Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books.

He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the editor-in-chief of Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Founding Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than 1.7 million individuals each week for Bible study.

His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays on Moody Radio and affiliates.

He serves as interim teaching pastor of Calvary Church in New York City and serves as teaching pastor at Highpoint Church.

Daniel Yang

Daniel Yang

Director of the Send Institute

Daniel is the Director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and involved in global and multi-faith engagement.

Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years. He earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a Ph.D. Intercultural Studies student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is also the co-author of Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church (InterVarsity, May 2022).

SEVEN worship team

Worship by Seven

Seven is a group of multi-talented musicians from Messiah University who have a heart for ministry, performance and creativity. They write, collaborate, perform concerts and lead worship with great enthusiasm and expression. They represent a wonderful cross-section of the Messiah University community, with members from a variety of academic majors. Seven’s mission is to spread the message of Jesus Christ through musical worship that incorporates each member’s unique gifts and creativity.

Plus Breakout Sessions, featuring:

Larry Anderson

Dr. Larry Anderson, BRN Director of Church Health

David Ludwig

David Ludwig, BRN Associate Director of Church Health

Chris Betner

Dr. Chris Betner Sr., Lead Pastor, DelVal East, Willingboro, N.J.

Conference Schedule

(8:30-9:30) Registration and Meet and Greet

(9:30) Opening & Worship

Prayer & Welcome
Worship Team: Messiah University’s Seven

(10:00-10:50) SPEAKER: Daniel Yang
“Reaching The Digital World (Social Media/Social Ministry)”

(11:00-11:50) SPEAKER: ED STETZER
“Reaching The Next Gen with a Biblical Apologetic and a Loving Hermeneutic”

(11:50-12:30) Lunch & Networking

  • Women are invited to an optional Lunch and Learn with BRN’s Woven Women.

(12:30-1:20) Breakout Sessions

  • How to share the gospel: Introducing you to a variety of ways to share the gospel, wherever you are (David Ludwig, BRN Associate Director of Church Health)
  • It takes more than the Pastor! How to get your people to be evangelistic (Dr. Larry Anderson, BRN Director of Church Health)
  • The evangelistic call to action: How to make EVERY message evangelistic (Dr. Chris Betner Sr., Lead Pastor, DelVal East, Willingboro, N.J.)

“Reaching The Post-COVID World (Overcoming Division and Distance)”


Calvary Church-State College
201 Harvest Fields Drive
Boalsburg, PA 16827

Hotel Accommodations:

Closest Hotel:

Wyndham Garden State College
310 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 16827
(814) 466-2255 | website

Prefer another hotel? Here is a list.


Conference is free: An optional lunch costs $10 per person.


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