DULUTH – The lineup of speakers for the 2021 Spark Conference has been announced by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.
Tony Evans, Ben Mandrell, Charles Lowery, and David Kinnaman will be the keynote speakers for the conference that will be held completely online.
“The 2021 speakers will help us ‘understand the times’ (1 Chronicles 12:32) and dream God-sized dreams for the Church moving forward,” Scott Sullivan, Georgia Baptist Mission Board Discipleship catalyst and Spark coordinator, confirmed.
“We are very excited about providing four of the nation’s top leaders as keynotes for SPARK 2021,” Sullivan added.
Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. He will “bring the pastor’s perspective and will speak to the heart of our leaders,” Sullivan shared.
Ben Mandrell is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn. Mandrell is “leading one of the most significant shifts at LifeWay and will speak from a church planter’s mindset,” Sullivan explained.
Charles Lowery, president and CEO of Lowery Institute for Excellence, Inc., a non-profit training and consulting organization, “will bring humor as he encourages relationships which are very much under attack during the pandemic,” Sullivan said.
David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, “will share fresh research and best practices as he delivers a state of the church message,” Sullivan added.
In addition to the keynotes, breakout sessions will include tracks for discipleship, evangelism, missions, and many others to be announced.
Spark Conference is for anyone involved in ministry and equipping, including pastors, lay leaders, discipleship leaders, childrens’ leaders, student pastors, worship leaders, Sunday school directors, missions coordinators, and more.
The theme for the conference is “Dream,” and it will premiere Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.