This afternoon I will be heading down to attend and live-blog the True Church Conference at First Baptist Church Muscle Shoals.  If I may, allow me to make some administrative comments and requests:

1.  I am live-blogging this conference for you, yes you who are reading this right now.  One of the great things about live-blogging is that it gives those who cannot attend an opportunity to participate in the conference from a distance.  Therefore, let me welcome you and encourage you to comment on the posts.  In all, there are twelve sessions, and I will try to cover each as best I can.  I will also try to mention some other aspects which are not directly related to the sessions.

2.  You can find all the photos I will be taking by going here, which is a set I created on my Flickr page.  My photos will not be up immediately, but check back each day for new uploads. 

3.  If you are a reader of P&P or simply would like to meet up, please let me know.  You will be able to find me in the auditorium in the balcony section where I will be pecking away.  I have already heard via email and comments from several attending, but I just wanted to express my desire to fellowship with those of you interested.

4.  Scott, the graphics design specialist at FBCMS, has been very kind to make a poster for my blog, and I thought I would put it here.  I think he did a great job, and I am grateful for their generosity.  Check it out:

5.  If you would like to contact me, feel free to email to outpostministries[at]yahoo[dot]com. 

Okay, now that I have got that out there, I want to kick things off by bringing the theme of this conference to you.  If someone came up to you and asked you,

“How do you define a ‘True Church’?”, 

what would you say?  What characteristics are necessary for a church to be a “true church?”  Let me know what you think. 

See you in Alabama.