August 30 - September 1, 2013 | First Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA
Join a community of Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) from all over the world for friendship, conversation, Bible study, spiritual reflection, prayer, and cultural forms of musical worship!
We are excitedly looking forward to the 2013 MBB Convention. We pray, as Jesus did, that God’s kingdom may come more fully on earth – through this convention, within your life, in your church community and by blessing the world with the Good News.
“Freedom in Christ”
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery.
Our hope is that through the study of God’s word and the building and strengthening of relationships with other believers that God will reveal to conference participants a clearer understanding of the magnitude of freedom that we have received by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. The extent of such freedom permeates both the spiritual and the cultural realm of all believers.
He will show us that when we walk with Christ daily we go where He is going and perform the good works that He has prepared for us so that God will be glorified and all believers set free. We will learn together what it means for believers to stand firm in the power of Christ abiding in us as we abide in Him so that we are able to endure the challenges and persecution that can accompany walking with Him.
We will celebrate that we have been set free in Christ Jesus and through Him are we never to be slaves to sin or the world again.
Our theme this year is Freedom in Christ inspired by Galatians 5:1. We are focusing on nine key freedoms that come from a daily relationship with Jesus:
- Freedom from fear, shame and anger to love, acceptance and forgiveness
- Freedom from the world's philosophy of success to resting in the Lord and living according to His purpose
- Freedom from the desire to meet other's expectations to defining personal worth in Jesus Christ
- Freedom from the demands of rules and "what we ought to do" to live according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit
- Freedom from prejudice to acceptance and value of all God's children
- Freedom from oppression to experience and live out the gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Freedom from arrogance to being willing to accept all people as they are
- Freedom from bondage to gaining the knowledge of the truth that sets us free
- Freedom of conscience to worship God in Spirit and truth