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 3 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, Jeff Christopherson, executive director of the Canadian National Baptist Convention and author of “Once You See: Seven Temptations of the Western Church.” This year’s conference will also feature an address from BRN Executive Director Barry Whitworth and worship led by Christian Recording Artist Jermaine Dolly and members of Philadelphia’s Ezekiel Baptist Church. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#3- This year’s conference will also feature several practical ministry breakout sessions on a variety of topics, based on “The Seven Temptations of the Western Church,” mentioned previously. These temptations are areas where churches can be tempted to be more like western culture than the Bible. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) will also present a breakout on how to confront the rapid embrace of radical ideas and activism surrounding gender ideology. We will record all of the breakout sessions so you won’t miss anything! 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 “GROW,” Phase 3 of initiative, which will focus on intentional discipleship and leadership development. Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

#5- One more reminder about this year’s Accelerate Conference: We will host three special events during our meeting. On Monday evening, we will host a Dessert Meet and Greet with Jeff Christopherson, the author of Kingdom First, Kingdom Matrix, Venal Dogmata, and Once You See. On Tuesday morning, we will host a “Dangers Facing the Church” Breakfast presented by the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Kurt Weaver, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Institute, will explore the dangers–and gospel opportunities–facing today’s church, which now finds itself in a post-Christian and hostile world. And on Tuesday evening, we will host a BRN Family Celebration Banquet, which will feature NAMB “musicianaries,” Eric and Anissa Haney, and a time to celebrate several BRN churches for their work in God’s Kingdom. This is bound to be a fun night that you won’t want to miss! Learn more at acceleratepasj.com.

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