Hey BRN Family, Elizabeth here and it’s time for the September Top 5!

#1- Mark your calendars now! The Accelerate Conference, the annual meeting of the Baptist Resource Network, is Tuesday, October 5 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. EARLY bird registration and our discounted hotel registration ends at midnight on September 10, so don’t wait to register! Of course, you can still register after that date, without the discounts, too. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#2- Have you heard about the Accelerate Conference yet? Of course, you have! We are excited about our special guest, author and church consultant Will Mancini. Will, a church consultant, is the founder of the Future Church Company. An author of six books, Will’s visionary planning tools, the Vision Frame and the Horizon Storyline, are used by thousands of churches every year. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#3- This year’s conference will also feature an address from BRN Executive Director Barry Whitworth, as well as several practical ministry breakout sessions, including “How can we know our neighbors if they won’t talk to us?”, “How do I engage my neighbors who are different than me?”, “How can I lead my church to reach out beyond its four walls?”, “Unpacking what you need to know to impact the next generation with the Gospel”, “How can I create a prayer movement within my church?”, and “Having ‘eyes to see and ears to hear’ as you study your community.” Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#4- This year’s Accelerate Conference is based on the theme #LovePASJ, a three-phase initiative that seeks to accelerate a Kingdom movement of Baptist Resource Network churches loving their neighbors in such a way that the statistic of 14 million lost people in PA/SJ is dramatically reduced — or even abolished! We are praying participants will walk away inspired to love their neighbors more deeply and to join other churches all across our region in making a greater impact for the Gospel. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#5- One more reminder about this year’s Accelerate Conference, which will highlight our 50-year history: Worship will be led by Messiah University’s worship band, Seven, and local performing artists, Piercing Word, will present a word for word musical of The Sermon on the Mount. Please note: a love offering for the traveling team will be taken during this dinner performance. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

That’s all for September. Thanks for watching, BRN Family. We appreciate you and we are thankful for you!