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 4 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. EARLY bird registration and our discounted hotel registration ends at midnight on September 11, 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, Shane Pruitt, National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board. Shane is a traveling communicator, evangelist, and Bible teacher. Every year he speaks to over a hundred thousand people about the good news of Jesus Christ. He will share valuable insights about evangelism and about reaching the next generation. 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 on a variety of topics, including evangelism, missions, compassion ministry, digital ministry, mobilizing volunteers, answering questions about the LGBTQ+ community, and more! 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. This year, we invite you as we unveil “SHOW,” Phase 2 of initiative, which will focus on showing Christ’s love through evangelism and compassion ministry. The timing is critical. Vital statistics indicate that every 4.2 minutes, one person in PA/SJ dies and enters an eternity without Jesus. Who’s on your watch? Let’s show Christ’s love before it’s too late! Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#5- One more reminder about this year’s Accelerate Conference: Worship will be led by Seven, Messiah University’s worship band. Sasha & Vita Livantsov, of Voices of Ukraine, will lead a worship dinner performance. Sasha and Vita have been worship leaders for many years in Ukraine. Now, God has called them here to be a voice for Ukraine. We will take up a love offering at the dinner to be used to help either with resettling or providing relief for Ukrainian refugees. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

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