David Platt’s message on Ruth and Adoption was one of the most powerful messages I have heard. Period. There was a weight and joy in this message that is rare. Please listen or watch and pray that God would speak to you.
The audio from Together for Adoption Conference 2009 is now available. Below are the main sessions.
- Dan Cruver, Adoption: Making Outsiders Insiders
- Scotty Smith, The Freedom of Adoption
- Scott Roley, Adoption and the Pursuit of Racial Reconciliation
- Ed Stetzer, The Gospel, Social Justice and the Missional Church
- Michael Easley, Orphan Care and Jesus, the Great Servant of the Poor
- Russell Moore, Adoption and the Renewal of Creation
Breakouts were not recorded.
The most amazing thing to me was seeing over 600 people gather because they want more of God’s heart for the fatherless. For me, it was more evidence that God is at work in His church calling His people to be a “voice for the voiceless.” I was also struck by the number of young couples and families that came!
I was so busy running around behind the scenes that I didn’t get a chance to visit the exhibitor area but I heard that lots of great conversations happened back there! Next year we are already planning more time for that, and more time for the breakout presenters!
All the speakers did an outstanding job. We will have the audio available soon so be sure to listen to them if you didn’t make it. In the meantime, you can read recaps and watch speaker interviews by our live-blogger Zach Nielsen. We are so thankful for each one of the speakers and the way they served us! Dr. Russell Moore summed things up powerfully in the last message of the conference with a sobering call to the church when it comes to orphan care and adoption. It is a must listen. Aaron Ivey ended things with his song, “Let Your Kingdom Come.” It was a very moving close to the conference, together calling out to God for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. May it be done!
Let the sick run free
The orphan find her home
The captured man will know
Release from slavery
Your Kingdom here and now
To the least of these
Distribute what we have
That all may taste and see
Let Your Kingdom come
Let Your will be done
All the Earth will say
and echo angels’ praise
that You are God
We are excited to announce that we are livestreaming the Together for Adoption conference this weekend. You can now join with over 600 others who are gathering in Franklin, TN at Christ Community Church. See below for the schedule – all times are in CST.
Thanks to the folks at Livestream.com for their support!
We have been busy gearing up for the conference this weekend! It is hard to believe it is less than 2 days away. We are very excited. We are also very humbled by the registration numbers – it looks like we will have over 600 folks attending. More than anything we see that as evidence of God’s work in the hearts of His people, moving His church to care for the fatherless!
Please pray for the last minute details that we are working on and all the things that we don’t expect that may happen. Pray for Dan, he had a fever today. We know the enemy hates it when God’s people get close to God’s heart. But most of all please join us in praying that Jesus will be made much of! My desire is that we would be made freshly aware of what He has done in our own spiritual adoption and then connect the dots to what that means for our care of orphans around the world. If we do that the potential is massive!
I can’t wait to see what God will do in the hearts of His children, for His glory and the joy of orphans!