As many churches across America exchange belief in the absolute authority of Scripture for a "feel good" gospel, religion and culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland (alexmcfarland.com), will join with ministry leaders from across the nation this month to call for revival within the church.
McFarland will be speaking on Wednesday, April 15, at 2 PM and will also be conducting a workshop that same afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM on the role of apologetics in the local church.
"I ask God to impress on our hearts four areas of emphasis—things that have been present in all authentic Christian awakenings," McFarland said. "These are prayer, also known as intercession; righteousness or a concern for personal holiness; outreach, meaning an evangelistic urgency and brokenness for the lost; and Scripture, in terms of a return to biblical literacy and, therefore, biblical orthodoxy."
Other conference speakers include:
- Sam Rohrer, President, American Pastors Network
- Gary Frost, Vice President Midwest Region and Prayer, North American Mission Board
- Dave Butts, President, Harvest Prayer Ministries
- Nick Hall, Founder, Pulse Movement
- Bill Elliff, Directional Pastor, The Summit Church
- Randy Hekman, National Director, OneCry
- Byron Paulus, President, Life Action Ministries
- Bob Vander Plaats, CEO, The Family Leader
- Richard Owen Roberts, President, International Awakening Ministries
- Sammy Tippit, President, Sammy Tippit Ministries
- Doug Small, President, Alive Ministries, Project Pray
Heart-Cry for Revival is open to pastors, ministry leaders and all who are passionate about revival and spiritual awakening.
For more information or to register, visit heart-cryforrevival.org.
Alex McFarland is the author of 16 books, including "The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity," "10 Issues that Divide Christians" and the "Stand" series of devotions for teens, featuring titles such as Diving into God's Word, Unleashing the Wisdom of God, Seeking the Way of God, Core Truths You Must Know for an Unshakable Faith and Stand Strong: In College. He is also host, along with national speaker and apologist Jason Jimenez, of the Stand Strong Tour (standstrongtour.com).
McFarland, also the Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (ngu.edu) in Greenville, South Carolina, is an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates. He has spent years working with young people, interacting with nearly 20,000 per year, and takes the questions of the young to heart.
He is a speaker, writer and advocate for Christian apologetics and has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally. McFarland has also preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family's "Big Dig" and California's "Spirit West Coast," sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and many others.
McFarland also co-hosts the daily, live radio program Exploring the Word on American Family Radio's Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country.
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