American Family Association and Urban Family Communications Planning ‘Marriage, Family and Life’ Conference
June 20-22 Event at Hope Church in Tupelo Will Motivate the Body of Christ to Engage the Culture Boldly with Truth
TUPELO, Miss.—One month from today, Urban Family Communications (UFC, www.urbanfamilytalk.com) and the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) will host the second annual “Marriage, Family and Life Conference” with the goal to motivate the Body of Christ to engage our culture boldly with truth.
There are answers to the pressing questions of this generation, conference organizers say, and “MFL 2019” will challenge and equip adults and children to contend for the faith and continue “holding the line.”
“Family is the first institution established by the Creator, God,” said Wil Addison, director of Urban Family Communications, who also hosts the daily radio program, “Airing the Addisons” with his wife, Meeke, who serves as the UFC director of communications. “This institution, blessed and sustained by the Lord, is under relentless attack. In light of our culture’s arrogant war on truth, several questions arise, such as, ‘How do we defend marriage against a radically secular culture that denies moral absolutes?’ The definition of family is being erased from our collective understanding. Our society no longer values the structure that God established to produce successful citizens, productive workers and healthy children. We are in a downward spiral. How can it be that in a civilized culture we celebrated the passage of a barbaric law that allows for babies to be murdered inside their mother’s womb up until birth? The silence of believers is not an option.”
The June 20-22 conference will explore how the Church can successfully navigate the rapid decline of our culture and will address the following questions:
- Marriage: Is it still relevant? Does the Church have a vested interest in it? How do we restore those that are broken?
- Family: How can we defend it if we don’t properly define it? What makes the biblical standard of family the only standard?
- Life: What must the Church do to glorify God in the midst of a culture of death? How do we navigate new norms regarding not only sexual ethics but also sexual identity?
MFL 2019 also brings together some of the top voices of truth to speak to the most pressing issues of our day. Besides the Addisons, speakers include apologist and faith investigator J. Warner Wallace and his wife, Susie; Danielle Parker of Students for Life; Bishop Vincent Matthews; Bishop E.W. Jackson; Stephen Black of First Stone Ministries; Laura Perry, contributing blogger for AFA; and Ed Vitagliano and Abraham Hamilton III, both leaders within AFA.
Sessions and breakouts will delve into topics such as “Gospel, Culture and Politics,” “Millennials: Cultural Issues and the Church,” “Pro-Life Window” and more. The conference will open with a 6 p.m. concert Thursday, June 20, with Flame, POR, C-Micah, JWil Music and Cam. A separate Youth Apologetics Track for ages 4 through 13 is part of the conference as well.
The Marriage, Family and Life Conference is set for June 20-22 at Hope Church at 2094 McCullough Blvd in Tupelo. Rooms for conference attendees have also been blocked off at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1013 North Gloster Street, Tupelo; call (662) 847-8000 for hotel reservations. Visit urbanfamilytalk.com/conference for more information or to register.