BF&M 2000 committee members to speak at evangelism conference


PRINCETON, Ky. (KT) — Four men who were on the committee that drafted the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (BF&M 2000), a revised summary of faith for 14.8 million Southern Baptists, will gather in Princeton on Monday, March 2, to preach at the 33rd annual Western Kentucky Evangelism Conference.

Rick Reeder, director of missions for the Caldwell-Lyon Baptist Association, said the idea originated last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of that document.

Each of the speakers will preach doctrinal sermons from the BF&M 2000, which was adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000.

Reeder noted that the conference is free and open to all people, not just pastors and church staff members.

Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church.

Speakers are:

--Dr. Chuck Kelley, president emeritus and distinguished research professor of evangelism at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

He will speak on inspiration of scripture (9 a.m.) and doctrine on the family (1:30 p.m.).

--Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to that, he was president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).

He will speak on the doctrine of salvation and purpose of grace (9 a.m.) and doctrine on the church and ordinances (6:30 p.m.)

--Dr. Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (2012-14) and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

He will speak on the doctrine of evangelism and missions (9 a.m.) and doctrine on the Lord’s Day (1:30 p.m.)

--Dr. Roger Spradlin, senior co-pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, Calif.

He will speak on the doctrine of God (1:30 p.m.) and the doctrine on man (6:30 p.m.)

Dane Hodges, who was music minister at Princeton First Baptist Church for the past 21 years, will lead the music.

There will be a panel discussion with the speakers in the church sanctuary at 12:30.


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