Black Church Leadership and Family Conference moves online amid Coronavirus pandemic

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) — The Black Church Leadership and Family Conference will be held online only July 20-24, LifeWay Christian Resources of the SBC announced Wednesday (May 20).

All deposits will be automatically refunded and reservations canceled, said event convener Mark Croston Sr., LifeWay’s national director of black church ministries. Accompanying FUGE camps are also canceled.

The event, nearing its 30th year, is described as the largest conference gathering of African Americans in the Southern Baptist Convention. Gospel preaching, teaching and worship from urban and African American cultural perspectives are included in the weeklong event that annually attracts about 1,000 adults, youth and children.

“Challenged 2 Love” is the theme for the conference. Mark 12:30-31 is the conference scripture.

Free registration for the online event will be available in coming days at

Source: Baptist Press