Second Baptist is local host for national simulcast

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Beth Moore conference set for Aug. 28-29

By Sherry Archie

When it comes to inspiration and sound biblical teaching, women often turn to the ministry of Beth Moore.

Now women across the nation will get a chance to hear the best-selling author firsthand without having to leave town during a simulcast that will be broadcast live via satellite Aug. 28-29.  

Lancaster’s Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, has been selected as one of 650 churches in the United States to host the women’s event, said Kathy Stepp, leader of the Women’s Ministry Team there.

“Over the years, the women of our church have found guidance through her ministry,” Stepp said.

Reaching out to women is why Moore founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994. Its sole purpose is to encourage women to fall in love with scripture.

Moore’s high-octane style of teaching the Bible and story-telling ability has found a place with women of all ages, races, backgrounds and denominations. Her goal is to light the same forest fire in other woman for sound biblical teaching that she enjoys.

In an effort to reach even more women, Moore has formed a partnership with LifeWay Women’s Events, Church Communication Network (CCN) and churches like Second Baptist to broadcast the simulcast from her hometown of Green Bay, Wis. 

It’s estimated that up to 80,000 women nationwide will see the simulcast.  

“Our deep and genuine desire is to see the Holy Spirit of the living God poured out on people so that the lost are found, the weary are revived and Christ is glorified through lives unleashed to bear much fruit,” Moore said. “We have one goal: people coming to love Jesus Christ with a passion through the study of His Word.”

Since forming her ministry, Moore has written several books including “Breaking Free, Believing God”, “The Patriarchs” and “When Godly People do Ungodly Things.”

Moore can be seen teaching on the TV show, “Life Today with James and Betty Robinson” and conducts conferences in all 50 states.

Stepp said Moore brings her message home and makes it personal. 

“Everyone can relate because she meets people where they are,” Stepp said. “Her teaching is always relevant to life in today’s world.”

Second Baptist Church is the only local church hosting the simulcast.

“We’re extremely proud that we can offer this event,” Stepp said. “It’s getting more difficult to attend conferences such as this when they are on location. Now we can just link with them for our Bible study.”

Denise Johnson, director of the women’s ministry team at Second Baptist, said the church hosted a Moore simulcast several years ago that drew about 100 women. 

However, this year, she said more that 250 women have already signed up. Many of these, she said, attended the last conference and are bringing more friends, family and neighbors to this one.

The registration deadline is Aug. 23 and the church still has plenty of room for more.

The cost is $10 and includes a continental breakfast on Aug. 29.

“Let me just say this; she (Moore) is such a dynamic speaker that any person who attends this event will leave feeling differently,” Johnson said. “They will truly feel blessed.”

Want to go?

WHAT: The fifth national Living Proof simulcast featuring Beth Moore

WHEN: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 28 (doors open at 7 p.m.) and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 29 (with continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway

HOW MUCH: Cost is $10 and registration deadline is Aug. 23. You can register in person at the church or by calling 283-2015 or online at www.Lancaster.sbc.org.