When girls who took a purity pledge in adolescence marry as virgins, just to wish they hadn’t waited, it’s a wake up call that some of our churches got it wrong when talking to teens about sex! If we’re honest, we’ll admit that many churches still get it wrong. The evidence is in this blog post that’s making its rounds on social media: “It happened to me: I waited until my wedding night to lose my virginity and I wish I hadn’t.”
What a weekend! To say that Sex & The Gospel Charlottesville was fantastic is an understatement. All glory to God as this was undoubtedly one of our best conferences yet. We’re so thankful to Pastor Atwell and Portico Church for the superb hospitality, welcoming us as family and embracing this eye-opening conference.
For far too long churches have taken a backseat letting the world dictate and portray pleasure-driven purposes of sex, so Portico is to be commended for yielding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and bringing this non-traditional conference to the church and to the entire Charlottesville community.
We praise God for the testimonies we’ve heard and received from many of the over 200 attendees. From married couples seeking to be more consistently intimate with each other to singles being freed by grace from their sexual past and even parents learning how to talk to their kids about sex in a straightforward, Biblical manner, the testimonies from Sex & The Gospel Charlottesville reflect the impact that this conference has on people.
What attendees are saying:
“Really eye-opening and changed my views about the church and preconceived beliefs of how the Bible views sex.”
“Keep getting the church to talk about sex.”
“I’ve been with six different girls. I have recently started following Christ and I have been struggling with guilt. This conference has forever changed my life and I now have renewed hope. I will cherish and study this so I may teach my kids so that they may know their worth.”
“I like the unbiased view – clearly based in the Bible.”
“Really exceptional conference. Wish I had this as a teenager, but hopefully I can apply this in my life now and use it to steward my daughter and son in the way they should go as well as the friends we keep.”
“Thank you for speaking the truth,”
“So blessed by this and excited by what God can do in our church, our ministry and our family. Thank you for your faithfulness.”
A little over a week ago the Christian Post news source wrote an article about Pastor Blake Wilson and the Sex & The Gospel Conference. There was also a full length interview about the topic of sex that has now been published on the Christian Post and offers more insight to the what the Sex & The Gospel curriculum is all about.
The article continues to be categorized as one of the most recent popular articles on the Christian Post.
RMGradio interviewed Pastor Blake Wilson yesterday about the Sex & The Gospel Conference and had a great open dialogue on Facebook about the necessity of talking about sex from a Biblical perspective. Thanks to Dion E. Evans and the station for helping us get the word out about April 5th & 6th as well as the next one in North Carolina.
This past week Pastor Blake Wilson spoke at the Advance 13 conference at the Sex & The Gospel conference and why it is essential for the church to teach about relevant issues that are effecting our culture. Advance 13 was a gathering of Christian leaders from across the country who came together to hear how to build an effective ministry. There were many other speakers as well such as Matt Chandler, John Piper, David Platt, Tyler Jones, JD Greear, John Bryson, Bryan Loritts, Larry Osbourne and many more.
The article was covered by many news sources and the Christian Post decided to make Pastor Blake Wilson’s talk on the Sex & The Gospel its top story. You can read the full article here: http://www.christianpost.com/news/sex-and-the-gospel-conference-to-teach-foundation-of-god-sex-92350/
We would like to thank the time to thank Movement Church for being willing to help in promoting the Sex & The Gospel conference. The Movement church is located on the Southwest side of Houston at 6400 Westpark, Suite 400 Houston, Texas 77057. They just finished a series on Sex, Love & Relationships and are encouraging others to attend the Sex & The Gospel conference.
The frequently asked questions have been updated. Visit the FAQ page in order to view the changes.
A reminder from Sex & The Gospel:
- The early bird registration rate ends Friday, March 1st at 11:59 PM (CST) — then the price jumps $65. Register online or email for group registration firstname.lastname@example.org
- Speakers: Blake Wilson, Dr. Ronique Wilson, Royce Robinson
- Special guest Royce Robinson will lead us in an evening of worship on Friday before the main session, as well as on Saturday morning for worship.
- Translation services offered: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation
We are proud to announce that with the turn of the new year we have launched the Sex & The Gospel website.