Baptist Association of Christian Educators
April 3-4, 2014
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Missouri
Theme: The Bible and Missional Change
During our 2013 BACE gathering in Florida, Will Mancini challenged us to accept the uniqueness of each church and to help churches move from developing programs to developing people. He spoke of a movement that involves changing the scorecard for churches. Instead of only recognizing the statistics of church programs, churches also recognize what their members are doing off-campus through the week. These ministries include mission projects but they also include encouraging people to minister in their workplaces and neighborhoods by blessing people around them with God’s love.
Changing the scorecard requires change in how we do church and be His church. Our 2014 gathering in Kansas City will give us the opportunity to embrace the concept of uniqueness by exploring pieces of a change strategy that will clear the way for people to open themselves to God’s intervention in our midst.
Imagine what could happen in and through our churches when our people have the desire and the skills to seek and find God’s vision and mission for their unique lives. Perhaps those personal desires and skills would open their receptivity to what individuals might do through the vision and mission of their churches. To guide us in discovering what that would look like, our challenge for the 2014 BACE conference is captured in the following:
In order for Christ-followers to truly live missional lives through missional churches, the ability to read the Bible is an essential foundation for shaping change management skills.
To guide us on this journey, we are thrilled to have the following special guest speakers.
Dr. Dennis Brotherton,
Associate Strategy Leader for Global Educational Training Services
Former Professor of New Testament at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Served in South Korea in cross-cultural work for many years
Strategic Partnership Director for the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association
Kansas City awaits your arrival for an inspirational, fun, and challenging opportunity to network with fellow ministers on the journey.