A men’s Christian leadership seminar will be held Friday and Saturday at North Park Baptist Church in Van Buren.
Keep Grindin’s first men’s conference for ages 14 and up will feature three guest speakers and a worship leader for the two-day event. Two speakers are scheduled for Friday evening, with the third speaker and a panel discussion set for Saturday morning.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 plus $1.54 fee online, and include meals for both days. Registration begins at 6:15 Friday night, with dinner at 6:30. Check in and breakfast are 9 a.m. Saturday.
Andrew Washington, a junior at the University of Arkansas who is called to ministry, and Noe Garcia, college pastor at Cross Church Fayetteville, will be the Friday night speakers.
Brandon Moore, Van Buren native, baseball player for the Arkansas Razorbacks and current pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, will speak Saturday. Worship will be led by Roland native Zach Roberts.
Moore, who organized the conference, said he "came to know Christ" his freshman year at the U of A.
Looking back on his hometown and the River Valley in general, Moore said he felt there was not enough male leadership in the area and that men’s roles were "too passive."
"That’s what we’re trying for - to have a higher standard of leadership, whether it be in the home or business, or obviously spiritually," Moore said.
Topics for the conference include purity of mind and heart in today’s culture, breaking spiritual and generational chains, and the biblical role of men, Moore said.
"The content will be from a biblical standpoint," Moore said.
To purchase tickets, go to www.keepgrindin.eventbrite.com.