Once a year, we also host an annual Ministry Expo and Conference. The EXPO part of this includes a great many exhibit booths from Christian ministries throughout Wisconsin and well beyond. Our exhibit booths offer free information and valuable resources — again, designed for Information, Eduation and Inspiration.
The CONFERENCE part of the event includes powerful, dynamic speakers addressing a wide range of vital topics that impact our Christian faith, traditional marriage and family, pro-life issues, American and World History and much more.
Every year, we have a “theme” for the Conference, and this year’s theme is “Courageous Christianity.” In keeping with our theme, we have assembled together a phenomenal lineup of speakers this year. In fact, I never dreamed we would be able to gather a lineup of speakers this GOOD. They are coming in from all over the United States to be a part of this event, taking place on Friday March 9 and Saturday, March 10. They will not only inform, educate and inspire, they will also give you the TOOLS YOU NEED to share this information with others and MOTIVATE you — and others — to action.
This is not just a conference for “old folks.” It is ESPECIALLY vital this year that younger people attend and take part in this event. Unlike your typical “youth conference,” or “Christian Conference,” this one will “hit home” and resonate strongly with EVERYONE — from middle school age kids to parents, grandparents and GREAT grandparents alike. I dare say it is the MOST important Christian event in the country this year, and if you don’t do anything else all year to learn about the issues, deepen your faith and get yourself motivated to action, then I urge you: DO THIS! Honestly, even if I were not in charge of organizing this event, I would make a point to be there — no matter where the Conference was being held, anywhere in the country, if it were at all possible.
At last year’s Conference, we had attendees from nine states as well as Ontario, Canada. Yes, they came from THAT FAR AWAY to take part in our Expo and Conference last year. But THIS YEAR’S event truly IS the best we have ever put together.
We will begin on Friday evening, featuring two speakers: William Federer of the “American Minute” radio program and David Arthur of “I Belong, Amen” Ministries. Let me tell you a little bit about them. William Federer is a nationally known speaker and best-selling author of over 20 books. His book “America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations” has sold over a half-million copies. His “Faith In History” television program airs daily on DirectTV through the TCT Network. And his “American Minute” radio feature is broadcast daily on over a hundred stations.
A former U.S. Congressional Candidate, Bill has appeared on: CSPAN, FOX, CBN, SBN, The Blaze, NPR, Focus on the Family, Salem Radio Network, Bott Radio Network, American Family Radio, VCY America and others. He has been quoted or referenced in USA Today, Human Events, New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, WND.com, DailyCaller, and more. His other books include: “Who is King in America?”; “Rise of the Tyrant”; “CHANGE TO CHAINS-The 6000 year quest for global power; WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUR'AN-A History of Islam & the United States”; “Three Secular Reasons Why America Should be Under God”; “BACKFIRED-A nation born for religious tolerance no longer tolerates the religion of its founders”; and “Miracles in American History,” — an amazing collection of stories of answered prayer in past national crises. If you want to learn — or if you want your children and grandchildren to learn — about our amazing God and the true History of our nation, you will not want to miss this opportunity to see, hear and meet Bill Federer in person!
Also on Friday night, we are featuring a man named David Arthur. Do you know anyone, or do you, perhaps, even have family members who are struggling with Satan’s latest attack on the hearts and souls of Men and Women through the delusion of homosexuality and “transgenderism?” Then you absolutely MUST come hear the testimony and witness of David Arthur. David was sexually abused as a young child, and by the age of 14 had been deeply involved as a male prostitute, eventually coming to believe that he was a homosexual; and culminating in an all-out “transgender” lifestyle. While in prison, a guard witnessed to him about Jesus Christ, every day, for years. But upon his release, he went back to his old lifestyle.
He eventually contracted what the doctors termed an “incurable” case of HIV and full-blown AIDS. They sent him home to die, a hospital bed in his room and a visiting nurse to see him through his final days. It was then that he finally opened God’s Word and read from Romans 1. Needless to say, his life was never the same again. Today, he operates “I Belong, Amen” Ministries, sharing his heart-breaking testimony of abuse, delusion and sexual perversion — and his salvation found in Jesus Christ as Lord. If you know of anyone struggling with this demonic deception, David’s presentations will not only help you better minister to them, but better yet, PLEASE consider asking them to join you at our Conference to hear and meet David in person. It will be LIFE-CHANGING!
Bill Federer and David will be speaking on Friday evening, starting at 6 pm. On Saturday, Bill will speak again at 11:00 am, and David will speak again at 3:00 pm.
This Conference is all about COURAGEOUS Christianity — learning how to live out our Christian lives COURAGEOUSLY in a sinful, deluded world that is getting worse every day. We will learn to share our faith boldly, to speak the truth, in season and out, that we may overcome, through the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony and loving not our own lives, even unto death!
Such is the mission of ALL the speakers at our upcoming Conference. Including Pastor Bill Dunfee of Ohio. Pastor Bill represents “The Courageous Pastor” at our event. Several years ago, he was concerned for the souls of those working at and visiting a local strip club. So he mobilized his church to do something about it: they went in person, to witness outside that establishment. The cultural battle came to a head in 2010 when the local strip club dancers came to his church, nude, to protest against them in “retaliation” for their Christian witness. Their ultimate goal was to shut the church down. This drew media coverage at the State, National and even International levels. The story was featured in USA Today, the Drudge Report, Bill O’Reilly, the New York Times and many more media outlets.
But Pastor Bill’s courage has not stopped there. He continues to personally engage in many cultural battles — LEADING HIS FLOCK BY EXAMPLE, as his church family has stood for life with Terry Schiavo, the Ten Commandments with Judge Roy Moore, against homosexual marriage in the Kim Davis case and many others. In addition to engaging the cultural battle, Pastor Bill also leads his members to abortion centers to be a voice for the voiceless, they witness at homosexual “pride” parades, they feed the hungry, house the homeless and are very involved with disaster relief nationwide. This would be a GREAT session to invite your own pastor to, and hopefully instill within him the COURAGE to stand for God’s Word and Truth, no matter the cost. Pastor Bill will start the day off on Saturday at 8:00 am. This is also one NOT TO BE MISSED!
And in these difficult times, more and more families find themselves in crisis mode. Marriages in turmoil, wayward children, and marginalized fathers all contribute to the breakdown of the traditional Christian family unit. We will be addressing these issues and more as we hear from the MATT TREWHELLA FAMILY. Matt is Pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church in Milwaukee and founder of Missionaries to the Preborn. He and his wife, Clara, have eleven children, and we will hear from Matt, Clara and several of the children about how to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus, raise a God-honoring family in a Christian home, and what it’s like to grow up as a young person living as a Courageous Christian youth! The Trewhella family will speak at 1:00 pm on Saturday.
And back by popular demand, one of the most dynamic and engaging speakers we have ever had at our Conference: Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries. Coach Dave was sued by the ACLU in the late ‘90s for praying with his football team before games. After several years, the ACLU relented and offered an out-of-court settlement. It was then that Coach Dave laid his job down and began to coach GOD’s team! He is now using his knowledge of education and educational issues to equip Christians to defend the Christian worldview, challenging the church to engage the culture as he presents high-energy, motivational lectures laced with Scripture — all across the country.
Reverend Flip Benham will speak at 10:00 am Saturday. As former director of Operation Save America, Flip has appeared on Good Morning America, 48 Hours, Sonja Live, Dennis Prager Live, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NBC News, Hannity and Colmes and in virtually every major newspaper in the country. Flip’s message: “As the Church changes her heart toward unborn children, God Himself will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and bring healing to our land. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only answer to the multiple maladies savaging our nation.”
At 4:00 on Saturday, we will hear from Rusty Thomas, the founder of Kingdom Leadership Institute, with a vision to identify, equip and send forth the next generation of righteous young leaders. Rusty is the current National Director of Operation Save America, based in Waco, Texas. His presentation is filled with his passion, faith and an undying commitment to Jesus Christ. We are SO BLESSED to have Rusty join us, and this is one presentation you will never forget.
Also throughout the day, we will have incredible, beautiful sacred music, by one of the most gifted songwriters of our time: David Yonker. And to round out the day, there will be a unique performance once again by the MPK Christian Celtic Band, starting at 5:00 pm.
You’ll be able to meet and greet many of your favorite Wisconsin Christian News writers, as well as each of the speakers. There will be activities for the kids, and lots of great educational, ministry and outreach resources available, including books, DVDs, tracts and more, with many items given away for free.
This is all happening at a new venue this year: the MARSHFIELD MALL, a public shopping mall in Marshfield, Wisconsin. After nine years at a different location, this is our first time at the Marshfield Mall, and our Conference room will hold up to five times more people than our previous one. The mall also offers many stores for shopping and a well supplied food court for lunch, dinner and snacks.
If you do not attend ANY OTHER Christian event this entire year, I strongly encourage you to NOT MISS this one! I can GUARANTEE it will be the most powerful and impactful event you have ever attended. In past years, many people have driven from multiple states to attend these events, and this year will ABSOLUTELY be the best one ever. You’ll not just learn, but you’ll also be EQUIPPED to take what you’ve learned and put it into action in your own lives, impacting those around you. Our goal is to give YOU the tools you need to be a COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN yourself, because YOU are needed in the Body of Christ, for such a time as this!
Again, the dates are Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10. There are still open spaces for exhibit booths available, and if you are travelling a long distance, I will be happy to help you with finding great hotel accommodations. Again, this is WELL WORTH the time and effort, and I strongly encourage you to not miss this vital and life-changing event! And if you stay until Sunday morning, you can also attend a special church service and take a tour of our newly opened Wisconsin Christian News Ministry Center in downtown Marshfield!
If you have questions or if I can help you make arrangements to join us, please don’t hesitate to call on me any time. But SAVE THOSE DATES, and bring your family, friends and loved ones with you. This will be a weekend you’ll never forget, with ETERNAL SIGNIFICANCE! I do hope to see you there!
Audio CDs and text versions of this message are available when you call me at Wisconsin Christian News, (715) 486-8066. Or email Rob@WisconsinChristianNews.com. Ask for message number 216.
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