Our Speaker Lineup
A great line-up of speaker awaits your at the 59th national conference.
You will not want to miss any of the key events during the conference.
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Title: Music and Stories
Michael Boggs has served as Brentwood Baptist Church's Kairos worship leader since 2006. As a worship leader, singer and songwriter, Michael understands how to help people engage in worship through music and focus their attention on God. He is a noted story teller and composer. Michael has released two solo albums titled More Than Moved (2010), "which prompts people to be more than emotionally stirred but to act in obedience to God and his commands," and his most recent project, More Like a Lion (2014) "which encourages people to be courageous with their faith."
Title: Current Culture, Future Trends
Ed Stetzer is the executive director of LifeWay Research, a prolific author, and well known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches. He has trained pastors and church planters on six continents. He holds two masters degrees and two doctorates and is a contributing editor for Christianity Today and a columnist for Outreach Magazine. He serves as visiting professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and as visiting research professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as lead pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a congregation he planted in 2011.
Title: Church Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
Jan Edmiston is the Associate Executive Presbyter of Chicago Presbytery in the PCUSA. Previously she served for 27 years as a pastor in Schaghitcoke, NY, and Alexandria, VA. She has blogged at A Church for Starving Artists since 2005, and her family includes her husband Fred Lyon, who is the senior pastor of Flossmoor Community Church in Flossmoor, IL, and their three children who all live in Brooklyn. Jan was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC, and is a lifelong Tarheel.
Title: Annual Tax and Legal Update
Richard Hammar is an attorney, CPA, and best-selling author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is the author of more than 100 books, including Pastor, Church & Law and the annual Church and Clergy Tax Guide. He also writes the Church Law and Tax Report newsletter, has contributed articles to numerous journals and publications, is a frequent speaker at legal and tax conferences, and has taught church law at a number of seminaries. This years presentation is a part of the closing lunch session and will end at 3 pm CDT.