Empower Conference meals to highlight Cooperative Program, marriage, senior adults, African-American and Asian fellowships

LAS COLINAS—Participants at this year’s Empower Conference will have opportunities to attend four meals designed to encourage and strengthen their love for the Lord and commitment to the gospel. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at sbtexas.com/empower. All meals, with the exception of the Asian Ministry Fellowship, will be located at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas.

Asian Ministry Fellowship (FREE)
Sunday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.
The Asian Ministry Fellowship will have their evangelism rally on Sunday evening at Semihan Baptist Church in Carrolton. Dinner will begin at 5:30 with worship afterwards. Craig Etheredge, pastor of FBC Colleyville will be the speaker.

Classics Luncheon (Tickets $10 each)
Monday, Feb. 27, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
This lunch honoring senior adults is open to all ages and will feature music and entertainment by Mark Lowry.

Men and Ladies Dinner (Tickets $15 each)
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Steve and Debbie Wilson, founders of Marriage Matters Now, will share from God’s Word and their own experiences of how couples can build strong, Christ-honoring marriages.

Cooperative Program Luncheon (Tickets $15 each)
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
The annual Cooperative Program Luncheon highlights the value of Southern Baptists’ shared funding strategy for ministry and missions and honors churches who have excelled in their generous giving. Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis and current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the featured speaker at the lunch.

African-American Fellowship Dinner (Tickets $15 each)
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:45–6:15 p.m.
The SBTC African-American Fellowship Dinner will be a time of worship and fellowship as churches are recognized for their ministries. Johnnie Bradley, pastor of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, will be the guest speaker.

Online meal and event registration will close Monday, Feb. 22, at noon. All remaining tickets will be sold at the conference on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Keith Collier
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