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Revival Emphasized in Upcoming Lancaster Baptist Church’s Spiritual Leadership Conference—Will Welcome Thousands of Attendees

June 10-13 California Event Will Focus on Engaging Our World with Timeless Truth and Equipping Thousands to Fulfill the Great Commission

LOS ANGELES—In a few weeks, Lancaster Baptist Church will kick off its four-day Spiritual Leadership Conference, where thousands will gather in Southern California to be motivated and renewed in their leadership roles. The theme is Revive, which is desperately needed in the nation and in the church, says senior pastor and conference leader Dr. Paul Chappell.

As I look at today’s ministry landscape, I’m aware of how desperately we need God’s reviving work—in our own lives and churches as well as across our nation,” Chappell said. “We are asking God for revival in our lives and that the revival fires would come at this year’s Spiritual Leadership Conference.

The Spiritual Leadership Conference gives thousands of ministry leaders the chance to fellowship together, network, pray and be revived.

“One of the great joys of my life,” Chappell continued, “is meeting, fellowshipping and growing with other people of God across America. I enjoy sharing vision, finding kindred hearts and establishing encouraging friendships in the ministry. Like many others, I often find myself receiving godly counsel and encouragement from friends and co-laborers. We all need to be equipped, strengthened and refreshed for the work of God. I believe the fellowship and preaching of the upcoming spiritual Leadership Conference will challenge all of us to press forward with fresh vision, revived strength and renewed passion for Jesus Christ.”

Chappell will lead general sessions as well as discussion sessions on “Church Revitalization,” “Biblical Process for Continuing Church Ministries” and “Trends and Truths in Our Day.” Numerous additional sessions are planned throughout the Lancaster Baptist Church campus throughout the week and will help equip leaders for their God-given mission. The June 10-13 conference, one of the largest Christian leadership conferences in the nation, is geared toward a wide variety of roles and interests, with 70 sessions in 13 tracks geared toward pastors, children’s ministry workers, educators, administrators, ladies, musicians, church staff and teens.

Biblical preaching and teaching from keynote speakers will edify and encourage attendees to make a difference with the Gospel of Christ. A new schedule and morning format provides high-impact general sessions as well as discussion topics. This format is designed to help facilitate attendees in their endeavor to grow to be a spiritual leader in their areas of ministry. Specific discussion panels include: “The Spirit of Your Home,” “Engaging Culture with Timeless Truth,” “Gaining and Retaining Biblical Vision,” “How to Make Wise Decisions,” “Planning for Pastoral Succession” and “Biblical Preaching,” among many others.

Keynote speakers include: Dr. R.B. Ouellette of First Baptist Church in Saginaw, Michigan; Dr. David Gibbs Jr., founder of the Christian Law Association; Tyler Gillit of Worth Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas; traveling evangelist Dr. Tom Farrell; Dave Delaney of First Baptist Church of Long Beach, California; and Ryan Thompson of Liberty Baptist Church of Newport Beach, California.

Also part of the conference will be a Q&A-style interview between Chappell and Fox News journalist and commentator Todd Starnes. Starnes is a best-selling author, broadcaster, reporter and columnist who is heard daily on hundreds of radio stations nationwide on “The Todd Starnes Show.” The conference interview session is titled “Cultural Trends and a Christian’s Response” and is set for 10 a.m. PT June 12.

“Dr. Chappell is one of the leading voices in the nation on issues like religious liberty,” Starnes said. “He has taken a bold, public stand on some of the most important and controversial issues of the day. I look forward to our important discussion at the Spiritual Leadership Conference on how churches can and must engage the culture.”

Several staff and guest speakers will also lead workshops, and opportunities for lodging at West Coast Baptist College are available. For more information, visit; a conference app is available for iOS and Android. View the schedule here or register here.

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