BALTIMORE—The third annual ‘Unplugged’ Conference, a one-day church conference for the city of Baltimore, is set for Saturday, March 29, at Freedom Church located at 5310 Hazelwood Avenue in Baltimore.
Unplugged is “an attempt to love our city by bringing believers together to hear from God through some of His choice servants,” shared founder, Michael Crawford, lead pastor of Freedom which meets in the Rosedale area of Baltimore. “The idea for Unplugged came from the desire of Freedom Church to bless our city.”
Freedom Church was planted in the Northeast part of Baltimore in January 2010. “We love the city and want to see a gospel movement spread here,” Crawford said.
The conference is named Unplugged because its organizers wanted to hear what God has to say to Baltimore. Accordingly, topics are not assigned to the speakers.
“The context and goals for the conference are set and each speaker is asked to seek guidance from the Holy Spirit as to what they should speak on. We are excited to see what God will say to us!” Crawford said.
This year’s speakers include Jeremy Dickson, lead pastor, Infinity Church, Baltimore; Karen Angela Ellis, human rights activist and theological anthropologist; Tally Wilgis, lead pastor, Captivate Church, Towson, Md.; and Leonce Crump II, lead pastor, Renovation Church, Atlanta, Ga.
The conference, jointly sponsored by Freedom Church and the Baltimore Baptist Association, will begin with registration, a continental breakfast and a unique worship time. There will be four 50-minute preaching/teaching sessions. Each session will be followed by a 10-minute break with snacks available, and a 45-minute break for lunch, which is provided.