Registration is open for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s Confident Christianity Conference, which will be held at Fort Worth’s Southcliff Baptist Church, Sept. 19-20. The annual apologetics conference, now in its third year, has evangelism at its core and seeks to equip Christians to share and defend their faith.
Bruno Molina, SBTC ministry associate, says a panel discussion has been added to this year’s conference to allow attendees to hear speakers respond to and interact with questions they submit at registration. The panel discussion will be held after lunch on Saturday.
Molina says the conference will equip Christians to understand better what they believe and why they believe it.
“It’s important to love God with all our minds, and it’s a way of preparing ourselves to share the gospel in what is fast becoming a post-Christian context,” Molina said. “This conference is different from just about any other conference we do because it’s all about getting answers to questions people don’t typically ask in a Bible study or life group environment.”
In addition to the panel discussion, workshops and keynote addresses, Christian apologist and author Norman Giesler will participate in a question-and-answer session.
Other speakers include Barry Creamer, president and humanities professor at Criswell College; Sam Dallas, minister to students and minister of apologetics at Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson; Edgardo Ferrer, associate pastor of Hispanic ministries at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill; Rudy Gonzalez, director of the William R. Marshall Center for Theological Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Mike Keas, professor of history and philosophy of science at the College of Southwestern; Mary Jo Sharp, assistant professor at Houston Baptist University; and Terri Stovall, dean of women’s programs and associate professor of women’s ministry at Southwestern Seminary.
Molina said this conference will be well-suited for both students and adults, with sessions tailored toward each. He highly recommends bringing entire youth groups to the conference.
“If I was a youth leader, I would definitely be bringing my youth to this,” Molina said. “We need to equip them before they go to college and get discouraged about their faith in God. This conference especially applies to them.”
To register and to watch a video about the conference, visit sbtexas.com/ccc. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for students.