Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
This year we have two sessions that make up our preconference sessions on February 1, held on the campus of Trinity International University. This will be both informative and helpful to you, both personally and in relation to your ministry.
On Wednesday morning, we will begin the Conference with a focus on “Pastoral Practices” with Dan Busby, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and author. Busby will address trust, accountability and integrity in our real-world situations. He will also share his “view from Washington” on current issues.
On Wednesday afternoon, we continue our preconference session under the theme of “Genesis and the Age of the Earth: Does the Bible speak definitively on the age of the universe?” This is a part of the Trinity Debate series. R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, will argue the “yes” position while C. John Collins, Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO, will argue the “no” position.
The debate will be followed by focusing on the application of this discussion in the local church. This debate is co-sponsored by the Henry Center for Theological Understanding and the EFCA.