NMEC Worship

Attendees at the 2022 New Mexico Evangelism Conference worship together under the leadership of the singing group Master’s Voice. The conference included keynote speakers, worship segments and breakout sessions. The Baptist Convention of New Mexico plans and offers the Cooperative Program funded event. SN5561

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - A Pew Research study released in September 2022 projected that if current trends continue, people professing ‘no religion’ (the Nones) will outnumber Christians by 2070. That trend is not surprising, considering a previous Pew Research study from October 2019. The earlier study found that 65% of Americans identified themselves as Christian, down 12% (77%) from 10 years earlier. At the same time, the study said 26% of respondents indicated ‘no religion’ (the Nones) up from 17% in 2009. While many factors drive those results, they should engage Christians in thought. Basically, lostness in America is growing.

Pew’s findings can motivate Jesus’ followers to recommit to His instructions. In Acts 1:8, Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” New Mexico’s people need to hear the Gospel and receive an opportunity to respond with faith and receive salvation.

The New Mexico Evangelism Conference is pushing back against the statistics. It aims to “encourage and equip believers to be passionate, effective witnesses for Jesus.”

The 2023 conference, Feb. 27-28, 2023, will feature numerous keynote speakers and breakout session leaders. They include Willie McLaurin, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s interim president/CEO; Jamie Dew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, and his wife Tara; Bryan Galloway, International Mission Board Diaspora Coalition; Samuel Bierig, dean, Spurgeon College at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and others.

The music group “Evidence” will lead worship during each keynote session and present a concert during one evening service. Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque, will host the conference.

The Baptist Convention of New Mexico urges churches to place the date on their calendars. It also encourages Mexico Baptists to attend and consider who they can bring with them. For information and registration, visit bcnm.com/nmec.

The NMEC is free to attend. It is presented by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and provided through the generous gifts of churches to the Cooperative Program.


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