Disciples of Christ are no longer of the world; our desire is for a new city prepared by God. Yet we are not to abandon this world. Having been called out of the darkness, we are sent back into an unbelieving and perishing world so that people may be saved. We see this clearly in the ministry of the Apostle Paul, whether he’s debating pagan philosophers at Mars Hill or correcting false teachers creeping into the church. Sadly, many Christians let fear of ridicule get in the way of this mission, becoming reluctant to proclaim the gospel boldly and in all its fullness. This conference will remind you of the power of the good news, paint a picture of gospel-shaped ministry, and help you say along with Paul, "I am not ashamed of the gospel" (Rom. 1:16).