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Directors of missions’ conference slates Rick Warren, John Maxwell

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–A premiere slate of speakers will highlight the 39th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions, said Charles Nunn, administrator and treasurer of the organization.

“This is one of the best programs we’ve ever had,” Nunn said. “And we’re expecting a large turnout at this year’s conference.”

Featured speakers include Calvin Miller of Samford University in Alabama; Wanda Lee, president of the Woman’s Missionary Union; leadership speaker John Maxwell of Atlanta; Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church in California; and “Experiencing God” author Henry Blackaby.

The conference will be June 11-12 at the Radisson Universal Hotel in Orlando, Fla. This year’s theme is, “Your Association Empowered by Christ.”

The president’s address will be delivered by Ed Copeland, director of missions for the Greater Columbus Baptist Association in Columbus, Ohio. Copeland’s address will be Sunday, June 11.

The annual luncheon for retired directors and their spouses is scheduled at noon Monday, June 12. The orientation for new directors of missions will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, with a dinner for them that evening at 6 p.m.

For other directors of missions, a continuing education conference is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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