Registration deadline extended for 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation on authoritarianism

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 04/23/2024)—The deadline to register for the 2024 Missiological Conversation on May 2 has been extended. Individuals wanting to convene in person now have until Friday, April 26, to sign up. The cutoff for virtual attendees remains the morning of May 2.

Themed “Christian Belief + White Supremacy + Authoritarian Governance = Fascism,” this hybrid event will critically explore rising authoritarianism in certain faith-based communities and delve into its wider implications for the church and American society.

The agenda includes two plenary sessions, multiple breakouts and ample facilitated discussions. Featured speakers and presenters are the Rev. Dr. Willie D. François III, a noted theologian, author, seminary professor and pastor; and Dr. Kirsteen Kim, a global missiologist, theologian, author and professor.

On-site participants will convene at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building (LAMB), 1075 First Avenue, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, while online attendees will live stream via Zoom. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is by online form. The fee to attend at the LAMB is $50 per person, which includes morning refreshments and lunch. The fee to attend online is $20 per person.

The 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). For more information, contact Dr. James McJunkin,, or Dr. Jill Bradway,, or go to

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The Philadelphia Baptist Association is the oldest Baptist association in the United States, committed to advancing Christ’s mission through partnership, reflection, and active engagement in societal issues. The PBA Missiological Conversation is an annual event that invites PBA clergy to engage in profound dialogue, fostering a time of reflection, fellowship, and discernment of Christ’s call to mission work in today’s world.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.