John Piper is encouraging attendees of the 2008 Desiring God pastors conference to bring their father and son and the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is doing the same for its annual pre-conference event.
CBMW will examine the topic of women in ministry at its annual “Different by Design” half-day conference to be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 4 at the Minneapolis Hilton, prior to the pastors conference.
Sponsored by Fidelis Foundation and CBMW, the event will feature J. Ligon Duncan III and Susan Hunt as keynote speakers. Duncan serves as senior pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Miss., and is chairman of the board for CBMW. Hunt is a speaker and author who also serves as consultant to the Presbyterian Church in America’s Women in the Church Ministry. Duncan and Hunt co-authored the 2006 Crossway book Women’s Ministry in the Local Church.
Twenty-year CBMW council member John Piper described the Desiring God conference as “a way of building into their manhood a sense of what a great calling it is to be a man, a father, and a leader of the church.” David Kotter, executive director for CBMW, agrees and adds, “The preconference also enables them to catch a vision for one of the greatest challenges facing pastors today: the debate over biblical manhood and womanhood.”
Each attendee will receive a free copy of Women’s Ministry in the Local Church, as well as a clearer understanding of how to implement the book’s contents in a local church.
From Jeff Robinson at the CBMW blog.