For Transforming Lives and Communities
The Missouri Baptist Convention’s Worldview Conference aims to help Christians further develop biblical perspectives for transforming lives and communities. This year, the Worldview Conference will equip Missouri Baptist pastors and church members to assess and respond to the family crises facing modern churches and society. With experts like W. Bradford Wilcox, C. Ben Mitchell, Janice Crouse and John Mark Yeats, the conference will cover the spectrum of issues facing families in the 21st-century, from abortion and orphan care to the redefinition of marriage and the importance of both the mother and father in the home.
Cost: Individual – $15, Couple – $20, Student – $5
Dr. Wilcox is director of the National Marriage Project, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University. Alongside numerous articles, he authored Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands (Chicago, 2004). He also coauthored Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (Columbia, 2013) and Whither the Child? Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (Paradigm, 2013).
A well-known Southern Baptist ethicist, Dr. Mitchell serves as Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Along with addressing ethical issues through media outlets like Baptist Press, he has written numerous articles and has authored/contributed to books, including Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families (B&H 2014).
A returning speaker to the Worldview Conference, Dr. Crouse is the executive director and a senior fellow at The Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America. She also served as executive director for the World Congress of Families IX and is author of Children at Risk (Transaction Publishers, 2010) and Marriage Matters (Transaction Publishers, 2012).
Dr. Yeats serves as the undergraduate dean for Midwestern Baptist College on the campus of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. A church historian and theologian, he has authored/contributed to numerous works, including Franchising McChurch: Feeding our Obsession with Easy Christianity, The Time is Come: The Rise of British Missions to the Jews, 1808-1818, and Worldviews: Think for Yourself about How We See God. Also, he and his wife, Angie, have adopted four children.