God’s heart for people in need is a core message of the Bible. The Scripture is filled with references to God as the one who feeds the hungry, defends the widow, and protects the stranger.
The Bible also is clear that Jesus expects his followers to share his love with people in desperate circumstances: those who are hungry or thirsty, ill-clothed or in prison.
Global Hunger Relief offers a highly efficient strategy for fulfilling that biblical mandate, but true effectiveness in helping people in need requires compassion ministries to be grounded in a comprehensive biblical worldview. Efforts to assist the poor and oppressed cannot bring God glory or give people hope if they are disconnected from the gospel.
A March 18-19 conference in Louisville, Kentucky, will strengthen compassion ministries by giving activists a better grasp of an overall biblical worldview.
The “Driven By Truth” conference will focus on God’s Word as “a deep well and an immovable foundation ... strong enough to stand against competing worldviews and satisfying enough to fuel a life driven by the Glory of God and the hope of Christ,” according to the website of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is sponsoring the event.
Featured speakers for the event include Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; Albert Mohler, president of the seminary; Gregory Thornbury, president of The King’s College in New York City; and Dan DeWitt, dean of Boyce College, the seminary’s undergraduate school.
Global Hunger Relief will have a presence in the conference exhibit hall. Information about seminar topics, conference rates, lodging, course credit, and registration are available at events.sbts.edu/drivenbytruth.