Episode 081

Together for the Gospel, Serving Refugees, & Homeless Ministry

Apr 25, 2022

The final Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference, taking place April 19-21, has prompted many to reflect on the conference series’ impact on evangelical Christianity as well as their own personal lives. Ministering to the world’s refugees can be an outgrowth of a Great Commission culture in a church, the audience for a Southern Baptist-sponsored webinar was told Tuesday (April 19). And, “Would God put somebody on this earth to be nothing but a drug addict and to die in that sin?” That was John Draxinger’s first question when he heard the Gospel in a jail cell around July 4, 2013.

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The final Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference, taking place April 19-21, has prompted many to reflect on the conference series’ impact on evangelical Christianity as well as their own personal lives.

T4G has taken place every two years in Louisville, Ky., since 2006 with the exception of 2020, which was a fully online event. It has grown to thousands of attendees from more than 25 denominations hailing from every state and more than 60 countries.

Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, was among the group of four evangelical leaders who founded the event along with Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; C.J. Mahaney, founder of Sovereign Grace Ministries; and Ligon Duncan, now chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary.

With only Dever and Duncan participating in this year’s event, the duo decided this year would mark the group’s last gathering and gave it the theme: “Last Word: Come Together One Last Time.”
The conference can be viewed at T4G.org.

Ministering to the world’s refugees can be an outgrowth of a Great Commission culture in a church, the audience for a Southern Baptist-sponsored webinar was told Tuesday (April 19).

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) hosted an online event titled “How Christians Can Serve Refugees” at a time when millions of people have fled Ukraine, Afghanistan and other countries as a result of wars and political instability. While many Ukrainians and Afghans have left their homes in recent months for nearby countries, some are seeking resettlement in the United States, providing American Christians opportunities to serve them and share the Gospel of Jesus.

Find a replay of the event at ERLC.com.

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“Would God put somebody on this earth to be nothing but a drug addict and to die in that sin?” That was John Draxinger’s first question when he heard the Gospel in a jail cell around July 4, 2013.
Draxinger had assumed he would always be an addict.

God had different plans. Today, Draxinger directs Samaritan Inn, a housing ministry for homeless men based out of First Baptist Church Leesburg, Florida.

The full story is the plot of the film “No Vacancy,” opening nationwide May 9.

Find more stories at BaptistPress.com.

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