Ministry conference on campus to focus on preaching, prayer

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November 15, 2021

Ministry conference on campus to focus on preaching, prayer

Design: Arianna Rayder

SermonAudio is collaborating with BJU to host The Foundations Conference, focusing on strengthening preaching and prayer in ministry, in Stratton Hall on Dec. 16-17, 2021.

Steven Lee, the founder of SermonAudio and a BJU computer science alumnus, is working with BJU to organize the event.

The conference seeks to glorify God through its emphasis and experience. The emphasis on prayer and the Word is a unifying principle for all Bible-believing ministries. And the conference seeks to unify believers by utilizing the essentials instead of including elements that may be controversial or an obstacle to the theme.

“The church, I feel, often needs to be reminded of the foundation of prayer and the ministry of the Word,” Lee said.

The conference will feature speakers who are well-versed in the topic of preaching and prayer.

“These men don’t usually preach together,” Lee said. “But what we’re doing is we are rallying around these two common themes that we can all enjoy: preaching and praying.”

This conference is distinct in its style.

  “What makes this conference a little unique would be that it’s going to be extremely simple, meaning it’s really just focused on the preaching sessions,” Lee said. “Even the music will only be a cappella. Since music has become very divisive within the church, we want to remove from this conference any potential for offense. We just want to make all the focus on the topic.”

During the conference, books on related topics will be sold in the Welcome Center.

Those interested in the conference may sign up on SermonAudio’s website, www.thefoundationsconference.com. 

Registration closes on Nov. 18. Each ticket is $100 and includes meals in the Davis Room of the Dining Common, as well as a commemorative mug and snacks.