NAE Update: August 2009

General August 6, 2009

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Abortion

NAE President Leith Anderson sent a letter to the House Speaker and the Senate Majority Leader urging that coverage and funding of abortion be excluded from any health care reform legislation approved by Congress. Anderson said, “If facilitation of abortion is not the intent of Congress, then language specifically excluding abortion must be incorporated into the bill, as has been the practice of the federal government for over thirty years.” (read more)

Evangelical Leaders Forum
Registration is now open for the NAE’s Evangelical Leaders Forum to be held October 8 & 9 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, just outside Washington, D.C.  The Forum will bring together evangelical leaders to discuss critical issues facing the nation and the Church, and its program will focus on “Christian Justice in Difficult Times.”  Confirmed plenary speakers include JoAnne Lyon, General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church; Michael Gerson, Senior Fellow at t he Institute for Global Engagement; and Luis Lugo, Director of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. (read more)

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NAE Friends’ Events

Renewing the Evangelical Mission
“Renewing the Evangelical Mission,” hosted by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will grapple with the theological mission of the Church in an increasingly post-Christian, post-partisan and global context.  The conference will be held Oct. 13-15 at Gordon-Conwell’s South Hamilton, Mass., Campus. Ten of the leading theologians of the 21st century will be plenary speakers addressing the role of evangelical mission in the public square. (read more)

Recession-Proof Your Church & Ministries
In light of the current giving/budget challenges churches are experiencing, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is hosting one-day workshops in 16 cities to serve churches and ministries in these challenging times.  Bestselling generosity author and Evangelical Free Church pastor, Brian Kluth, will be among other expert speakers. A special NAE $50 discount is available; making the registration cost $49. (read more)

Alpha Conference
The National Alpha Conference is for churches and individuals who share the vision to reach their communities with the good news of Jesus Christ. The conference will provide training in how to run the Alpha course and how to improve and expand current Alpha ministries, as well as worship, ministry and networking. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 20-21 at Northland Church in Orlando, Fla. (read more)