Main Speaker—Jerry Bridges
He has been on the staff of The Navigators since 1955. From 1979 through 1994, he served as Vice President for Corporate Affairs. In addition to his work in the Collegiate Ministries, he also serves from time to time as a guest lecturer at several seminaries and speaks at numerous conferences and retreats, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Jerry is the author of several books.His most well-known is The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than a million copies. Other titles in print are:The Practice of Godliness, Trusting God Even When Life Hurts, Transforming Grace, The Discipline of Grace, The Gospel for Real Life, The Crisis of Caring, The Joy of Fearing God, Growing Your Faith, and Respectable Sins.
Jerry and his wife Jane live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have two adult children and seven grandchildren.
Conference Theme: The Place of the Gospel in Kingdom Living
Who should come: Everyone! Anyone who has heard about Jesus, is learning to walk with Jesus, or desires to live, grow, and learn together with other like-hearted people. Come as you are, where you are, prepared to participate in this exciting one-day conference.
What to expect: There will be 2 sessions of teaching from Jerry Bridges, along with your choice of workshops (see below), an interactive breakout session and lunch. Plan for great music, stirring worship, and heart-gripping testimonies of what God is doing in the lives of people across the Baltimore/DC/Northern VA Metro areas.
Our Metro Mission: Because God passionately pursues us, we pursue the people that God puts in our lives to help them come alive to His love and purposes, now and for eternity. We long to see the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom planted in every part of every community. Our vision is to advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom among the diverse groups of people in our cities and communities, through men and women living and discipling among those yet to know Christ.
Purity for Men
“Pornography is the #1 form of entertainment in American and poses the #1 threat to holiness and life-long laboring confronting the Church. Learn about this threat, and a number of practical, ESSENTIAL discipleship principles that have proven to be successful in winning this battle.” Bob Reehm has been on NavStaff for 34 years and is the award-winning author of “The War Within…Gaining Victory in the Battle for Sexual Purity.”
Purity for Women
We live in a culture that is becoming increasingly more sexualized. Sexual brokenness is affecting the way women view themselves, God, and relationships. We will look at how the Gospel can bring healing to the sexually broken. This workshop will be practical and helpful for both those who struggle and those who want to help bring wholeness to women around them.
How can Muslims Hear the Gospel as Good News?
Learn how to build common ground in relating our hope in Jesus to Muslims. We will identify barriers and how to move past them into meaningful dialogue.
Cross-Cultural Disciple Making
In some ways, making disciples is the same in every culture, but in other ways it can be quite different. When we cross cultures, it demands we learn from the other culture so that we can adjust our ways & means to be culturally sensitive and easily “pass-on-able” so those we disciple can “live and disciple among the lost” in their own culture. Without compromising biblical truths, how do we adjust our ways and means to fit another culture and equip disciples to be fruitful among their lost friends?
Are you Comfortable in Your Own “House”? (An “out-of-the-box” workshop)
How often do you go through your day without considering what’s going on inside of you? Are your head and heart working together? How does reflection play into how we relate with all aspects of our lives? Come and learn to integrate the mind and heart with God and others. As God says in Eden: “Where are you?”
Effectively Discipling the Millennial Generation (Under 30) from Proven, Ancient Sources
The millennials are fast becoming the most un-churched generation in our history. They are leaving our churches by the tens of thousands, never to return. How do we reach and retain them? The ancient source is the Bible—it still works. We have to simply distillate what JESUS really said from our culture, politics, and any other world views that confuse people about the simplicity of the Gospel, and stop mixing it in with the purity of his teachings alone.
Trusting God: The Power Behind Kingdom Living
Life is an ever-changing mixture of hard challenges and great opportunities for Kingdom service. Come discuss how and why trusting God brings both the power to endure the difficult, as well as the motivation to risk it all in effective Christian living.
Finances in Light of Scripture
Money matters. In order to develop a Kingdom view of money, one must begin with a balanced biblical understanding of key money principles (savings, debt, giving, investing) and a better appreciation for direct correlations between giving, stewardship, and financial peace.
Listening and Healing Prayer
Are you ever fearful, angry or depressed and don’t really know why? Do you have bad habits that you can’t seem to break? God loves to talk to us, His struggling children. Come ready to learn how to listen to God and walk in new freedom.
Missional Communities: 3rd Places
Many times we spend multiple hours in places that are neither our dwelling places nor our workplaces. These “third” places—be they gyms, pubs, kids’ activities, or hobbies—are ripe for the Kingdom Gospel as experienced through your life. Be fully present wherever you are at all times.
Missional Communities: Living Missionally in Workplaces
How can we be Christ’s light in the workplace? We will explore how to interact with others in natural life-giving ways. We will explore several practical tools including: identifying seekers, asking genuine questions, learning the art of affirmation, and using Bible reading groups to encourage discovery.
Missional Communities: Spreading the Gospel from Your Home
You will learn principles and practical tips for passing on the Gospel through day-to-day life in your neighborhood. Hear the experiences of some who are doing it: successes and pitfalls. Get practical help working on ideas and plans for your neighborhood.
Registration and Other Information
For more information, visit the conference website.
9800 Lottsford Rd
Bowie, MD 20721