Disciples of Christ are no longer of the world, but we are not called to abandon this world. Having been called out of the darkness, we are sent back into the world to proclaim the gospel. We see this clearly in the ministry of the Apostle Paul and the early church. Sadly, many Christians let fear of ridicule get in the way of this mission, becoming reluctant to proclaim the good news boldly in all its fullness. This conference will remind us of the power of the gospel, describe gospel-shaped ministry, and help us say along with Paul, "I am not ashamed of the gospel" (Rom. 1:16).