This October: Apply the Gospel to the Marriage Issues of Today

Posted on August 26th, 2014 Culture,Marriage | No Comments »

Perhaps you, like many pastors today, struggle with how to share the truth of God’s Word on sexuality and marriage and still clearly demonstrate the love of Christ.

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) conference will provide you with the truth and the tools you need to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in your community, your family, and your church.

At “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and The Future of Marriage,” the speakers will address questions like:

    • How do we effectively minister to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender?
    • How has the divorce culture impacted marriage in our communities and our churches?
    • How should a pastor counsel a same-sex couple that wants to join his church?
    • How can churches minister to those who are single, dating, divorced or celibate?


The list of speakers includes Jim Daly of Focus on the Family, Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, David Platt, author of Radical, among many others over the three day schedule. Our own ADF attorneys Erik Stanley and Kristen Waggoner join the line-up, speaking on “Faith Under Fire: Protecting Your Church’s Religious Freedom.”

The conference will be held in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel on October 27-29, 2014.

Ticket prices are $149 for a standard ticket, and Speak Up Church readers get an extra discount of 10% off! Use the discount soon, because the ticket price increases September 6th. Use the code: SPONSOR14 when checking out.

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Who suffers when the church is silent?

If pastors did not speak about the evils of slavery, where would we be today?

If pastors did not stand for women to be treated as more than property, how different would society look?

And if pastors today can’t speak for the unborn, who can?

When the government silences churches on topics like abortion and marriage because they are too political, we all suffer. Learn more from Pastor Jim Garlow as he explains how culture suffers severely when the church is silent on important issues of the day.

Only a pastor should have the authority to decide what is said from his pulpit, not the government.

Click here to sign up for Pulpit Freedom Sunday and join the growing number of pastors standing up to the IRS.


Should Christians be involved in politics?

Posted on July 24th, 2014 Churches and Politics | No Comments »

Pulpit Freedom Sunday is a movement of bold pastors who speak Truth on Biblical issues labeled “political.” But should pastors and congregations be concerned about politics at all?

Click below to listen to Pastor Jim Garlow explain the call God puts on every Christian to be involved in all areas of society, including politics.

Click here to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday
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Pulpit Freedom Sunday – Why Sign Up?

Suit up and join the team!

Pulpit Freedom Sunday is about preaching a Biblical election sermon to inform your congregation on issues that were Biblical far before they were labeled “political” by the IRS.

Every year a multitude of pastors participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, but some do not sign up. While your participation speaks to your congregation, your signature speaks to the rest of the country.

Click below to hear Dr. Jim Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church in CA, explain the importance of signing your church up for this movement at

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Spiritual leaders are needed to change our culture.
Are you up for the challenge?



Who will you report to: God or the IRS?

Posted on June 30th, 2014 Churches and Politics | No Comments »

Help transform America by taking back the right to preach scriptural Truth about ALL issues without worrying about being too politically involved and losing your church’s tax-exempt status.

Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council and National Chairman of Pulpit Freedom Sunday, invites you to join this growing movement of pastors uniting for Pulpit Freedom Sunday.

Tony Perkins Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Spiritual leaders are needed to change our culture.
Are you up for the challenge?

Click here to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday
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“But Peter and the apostles answered,
‘We must obey God rather than men.’”
- Acts 5:29 -


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