BFL plans 2013 study conference


Conference to focus on Articles XII, XII

Board of Faith and Life announcement

The USMB Board of Faith and Life (BFL) will host a study conference in early 2013 focused on a review of two articles of the Confession of Faith: Article XII (The Society and State) and Article XIII (Peace and Nonresistance). Pastors, church leaders and others are invited to attend the event to be held Jan. 24-26, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz.

"Presenters will help us discern what Jesus meant when he called us to peacemaking and how that applies to issues in the contemporary world, as well as what it means to be kingdom citizens above national citizens,” says BFL chair Larry Nikkel of Wichita, Kan. “A variety of perspectives will be presented in the hope that open dialog can help us all discern what God is calling us to believe and to practice."

Nikkel says, “We invite people to come with a commitment to listen as well as to speak. We want to covenant to listen well and to understand.”

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