Speakers: David Platt, Greg Laurie, Ed Stetzer, Jack Graham, James MacDonald, Byron McWilliams…and “more to come.”
Session sponsors: Southern Baptists of Texas, Harvest America Greg Laurie, Compassion In Jesus’ Name
Diamond sponsors: Our journey of Hope, NAMB, Midwestern Seminary, Maranatha Tours, Inc.
Platinum sponsors: Auxano
Compassion in Jesus’ Name is Compassion International, Inc., an enormous charity based in Colorado Springs, Colorado with revenues exceeding $700 million annually. I see nothing terribly amiss with them, they are more open and transparent with financials that most, but I’d give to Baptist Global Relief or any of a number of IMB, NAMB, or state convention relief efforts. I don’t know why Southern Baptists would give an outside charity a big shot at thousands of SBC pastors.
Our Journey of Hope is a cancer care ministry extension of the private, for profit Cancer Treatment Centers of America which owns a number of cancer treatment hospitals.
Auxano is a church consulting outfit in Houston.
I don’t know what kind of bucks it takes to be one of the session sponsors or the others. Guess LifeWay is sitting this one out.
Any observations? Wish Adrian was going to headline the thing…