A tradition that was interrupted in 2020 by COVID-19 returned this week as pastors from throughout the Midwest—and farther away—gathered at the First Baptist Church of Rockford, Ill., on Monday for the 18th edition of the Conference on the Church for God’s Glory.
I feel like I get two Memorial Days when I attend this conference, which is always held on the Monday preceding Memorial Day weekend. This was the second time that I attended the meeting, and exhibited at it, as a church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.
The conference is aimed at church and ministry leaders, and consists almost entirely of full-length messages offered one after another. This year’s speakers included, interestingly enough, three seminary presidents. Those who taught, in order, with their topics, were: