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Friends of Israel presents a conference on the topic “Future Events, In Light of Today” on Saturday, April 2, at the Clarion Hotel, 5311 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Friends of Israel states, “We live in a world that is experiencing massive and troubling changes. North America is in peril, Muslim nations are wreaking havoc, people are clamoring for new leadership as Europe is overwhelmed by immigrants, and Christianity is under attack. What does God think about all of this? Many of the events that are unfolding before us have been foretold by God is His Word. Come join us as we open the Scriptures and study the future in light of today.” Visit to register or call 800.257.7843.

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On April 5 Summit University will host Minister’s Enrichment Day, an event to equip ministry professionals, their spouses, and those pursuing full-time ministry with valuable insights in how best to exegete culture Biblically for ministry effectiveness. The event, featuring keynote speaker sessions and a selection of workshops, runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Stowell Seminary Building on the university’s Clarks Summit campus. Speakers include Dr. Ken Davis, director of Project Jerusalem, and Dr. Mike Stallard, seminary dean and professor of systematic theology. For more information, visit or call 570.585.9396.

Shasta Bible College and Graduate School will host its 13th Annual Alpha and Omega Conference on Creation and End-Time Prophecy. The school enthusiastically invites you and your church to attend the day and evening sessions April 6–10. Fascinating and persuasive scientific evidences supporting Biblical creation will be presented, along with apologetic evidences and prophetic insights from God’s Word. Guest speakers include Dr. Thomas Ice, Dr. David Hocking, Dr. Rand Guliuzza, and Dr. Danny Faulkner. For more information, visit Shasta Bible College.

Pastors and church leadership teams are invited to First Baptist Church, Bellevue, Washington, April 7–9, to attend the BNN Annual Ministry Conference. Larry Osborne, author of Sticky Church and Sticky Teams, will be the keynote speaker. Questions? Conference coordinators are Pastor Tom Ruhlman, 206.362.8363, and Pastor Marty Simons, 425.454.6930.

In society’s culture of shifting values that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, the Church Ministries Conference of the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches will focus on an unshaken faith that has the answers to life. Carl Kerby, founding member of Reasons for Hope Ministry and apologetics presenter, will be the featured speaker April 8 and 9 at Northfield Baptist Church, Northfield, Ohio. This training event is for all church ministry workers, not just leaders. It will feature challenging general sessions and practical workshops and exhibits—all to help workers become more excited and effective Christian servants.

The Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches’ spring conference will help today’s Christian think through Jesus’ mandate to love our enemies. Memorial Baptist Church, Verona, Wisconsin, will host the conference on Saturday, April 9. With terrorism specifically targeting Christianity on the rise and public scoffing at anything to do with Jesus becoming more brazen, how should today’s Christian respond? You are invited to attend this Church and Culture Conference, designed to encourage and strengthen the believer in Jesus Christ. Keynote speaker Irfan Abdullatif understands the difficulty in following Jesus’ command to radically love the radical opposition Christians face around the world. With a Middle Eastern background and a ministry to the Middle East, Irfan has a passion to help believers respond with compassion, for the simple reason that it is what Jesus has asked His followers to do. For more information or to register, visit

On Wednesday, April 13, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Faith Baptist Bible College will host a creation seminar for area churches. Guest speakers Carl Kerby and Dr. Jonathan Sarfati are experts in the field of creationism. They will be speakers for FBBC’s Student Leadership Summit to be held April 14–16, and they have agreed to come a day early to hold this seminar. Kerby and Sarfati will strengthen adults’ and teens’ confidence in the authority of the Scriptures and ability to better understand the Biblical basis for creationism.

The Northeast Fellowship’s spring ministry conference will feature valuable instruction on practical stewardship principles and practices to assist church leaders. Glen Baptist Church, Watkins Glen, New York, will host the conference April 18 and 19 with Tom Bevan. In addition, the conference will offer practical workshops on budgeting, encouraging faithful giving, financial computerization, special project funding, and pastoral finances.

For the Sunshine Baptist Fellowship’s spring training day, Sun Coast Baptist Church, New Port Richey, Florida, will host a Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship Seminar on Saturday, April 30 with Gil Thomas. The seminar will take place 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cost is $15, including lunch and resource books. For more information, visit Sunshine Baptist Fellowship.

Quoting a hymn from his day, the apostle Paul said that Jesus was “proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world” (1 Timothy 3:16). That proclamation continues, and many from the world’s nations continue to believe. To strengthen believers in their continued proclamation, the theme of this year’s Conference on the Church for God’s Glory is “The Theology and Practice of Evangelism.” First Baptist Church, Rockford, Illinois, invites you to attend on Monday, May 16. A book room offering gift books and an array of books by various Christian publishers will be available to pastors before 10:00 a.m., and to other conference attendees after the first session. For more information, see the conference website.