LOUISVILLE – Energized young adults can transform today’s culture if they are equipped and empowered to step into their divine gifting and engage people within their spheres of influence according to Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders hosting a unique training conference April 12-13.
“Changing the Channel” is a leadership development conference for college students, other young adults, and their ministers and ministry leaders. Brian Combs, interim collegiate evangelism strategist for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, said he hopes that participants will leave the event “ready to engage the culture with a relevant God.
“Just a few generations ago, the church was the main influencer of the American culture,” Combs said. “Today, more and more people are viewing the church as irrelevant to their everyday lives.”
Focusing on seven key spheres of cultural influence, conference participants will explore ways to use their God-given passions or affinities to help people encounter Jesus.
Combs said students and ministers will explore and develop “engagement strategies” in the areas of: arts and entertainment, business, education, government, media and the social sector.
Guest speakers are Ron Edmonson, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, and Brian Frye, collegiate evangelism strategist for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.
The conference will be held at Cedarmore Camp & Conference Center in Shelby County and begins April 12 at 6:30 p.m., EDT. For directions, visit www.gocrossings.org/cedarmore.
The “early bird” registration fee for students/young adults is $75 per person through March 1 and includes lodging and four meals. Registration is free for ministers, even if no students accompany them to the conference.
Registration ends April 8. Register online at www.kybaptist.org/channel.