On Monday August 4th, Grace Church of Des Moines will host a Pastor’s Lunch with special guest speaker Dr. Jason Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen will speak on the topic of “Recovering the Relevance of the Word in Pastoral Ministry.” This free Pastor’s Lunch is part of the 2014 Grace Church Bible Conference.
You can get more information and register online for the Pastor’s Lunch at: gracehome.com/bibleconference.
About the speaker:
Jason K. Allen was elected by the Midwestern Board of Trustees as the Seminary’s fifth president on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, becoming the youngest seminary president in the Southern Baptist Convention, and one of the youngest presidents in higher education in America. Previously, he served as the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and executive director of the Southern Seminary Foundation.
As a member of Southern Seminary’s Executive Cabinet since January 2006, Allen had been vice president of Institutional Advancement since 2009, and executive assistant to the president (2006-2009). He had also served on Southern’s faculty since 2007, teaching courses in personal spiritual disciplines, pastoral ministry, leadership and preaching.
In addition to his seminary duties, Allen has served as pastor and interim pastor of several Southern Baptist churches. Dr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., as well as Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary. Currently, in addition to his responsibilities as president of Midwestern Seminary, he serves the church more broadly through writing and preaching ministries.
2014 Grace Church Bible Conference:
Dates: August 3-4, 2014
Theme: You Can Trust Your Bible
4200 E. 25th St.
Des Moines, IA 50317
Sunday Speaker: Dr. Donald Whitney, Assoc. Prof. of Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Morning worship service, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
- Evening worship service, 6:00 PM
Monday Speaker: Dr. Jason Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Special free lunch seminar for area pastors and ministers, 11:30 AM (register below): “Recovering the Relevance of the Word for Christian Ministry”
- Evening worship service, 7:00 PM
Pastor of Adult Ministries