More than 500 pastors Monday braved the Minnesota winter to hear how the message of biblical gender roles needs to be a vital part of local church ministry.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-More than 500 pastors Monday braved the Minnesota winter to hear how the message of biblical gender roles needs to be a vital part of local church ministry.
Wayne Grudem and C.J. Mahaney, council members of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, served as keynote speakers and admonished pastors to faithful teaching in the area of biblical gender roles. The half-day conference was sponsored by CBMW and the Fidelis Foundation of Minneapolis.
The free conference was conceived last fall and was initially open to 200 registrants. Almost immediately, the conference filled up and CBMW officials opened the doors to an additional 300 pastors. These slots also filled quickly. The event served as a "pre-conference" to the annual pastor’s conference at Bethlehem Baptist Church which began Monday night and continued through Wednesday.
"The conference was a huge success, not merely because Grudem and Mahaney delivered incredible messages, but because over 500 pastors were exhorted to understand the complementarian position and to live it out in a compelling way," Stinson said.
"The impact that this will have on various congregations all over the world is immeasurable. We now plan to hold these conferences in various cities in the U.S. We are grateful for the Fidelis Foundation of Minneapolis for their generosity that made this possible."
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