NASHVILLE (BP) — “We are going to send until the whole world hears,” said Kevin Ezell, concluding the final session of the 2015 Send North America Conference. “This is not about a conference. This is about a movement. We are going to send and motivate people to send,” Baptist Press reports.
Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, shared the stage Tuesday evening (Aug. 4), much as they had at key moments throughout the two-day missions gathering.
Platt was the final keynote speaker for the event that drew more than 13,600 to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Speaking from Nehemiah 1-2, Platt shared several things God would say to those gathered.
Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore addressed a Christian’s responsibility as a citizen of the kingdom of God. Moore later moderated a presidential candidate forum with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
“We are held accountable for a system of government where Romans 13 shows we are the people who hold the sword,” Moore said. “Act justly. How will we wield the sword of justice? Avoid the temptation of retreating into our subculture or disengaging the Gospel from social responsibility. Over all flags there is a cross. We are Americans best when we are not Americans first.”