War Against Pornography Campaign to Launch at Annual Meeting for the SBC
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—May 15, 2013— New Hope Publishers (a division of Woman’s Missionary Union, an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention) announced today that the Join One Million Men in the War Against Pornography campaign (www.join1millionmen.org) and its related resources will launch at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention to be held June 11–12 in Houston, Texas.
“Jay Dennis, author of Our Hardcore Battle Plan: Joining in the War Against Pornography, is a pastor at his core,” explains Andrea Mullins, publisher for New Hope. “We know that pastors in the SBC have the same heart as Jay—they understand their responsibility to shepherd and guide those that God has placed in their churches, and that especially means those in their congregations who are struggling with sensitive issues.”
The campaign’s resources include: Our Hardcore Battle Plan: Joining in the War Against Pornography, which is a six-week study for church-based men’s ministry, encouraging accountability in a small group setting; Our Hardcore Battle Plan DVD, an accompaniment to the six-week study for men; Our Hardcore Battle Plan for Wives: Winning in the War Against Pornography, a book written from a woman’s perspective on how to deal with recovery from the pain of pornography becoming an equation in their family life; and Our Hardcore Battle Plan A-Z, a 32-page booklet that lays out 26 key principles for pornography-free living.
“Pornography is such a pervasive issue,” states Jay Dennis, pastor, First Baptist Church at the Mall (www.churchatthemall.com) in Lakeland, Florida. “I began to notice a stream of people contacting me or my staff regarding issues of pornography or husbands admitting they have an issue, and I knew I had to address it.”
“We believe Jay is not alone in this battle,” states Mullins. “According to statistics, I am confident that every pastor, not just in the SBC, has men and women in their congregation dealing with this issue. The challenge is how to address it.”
Mike Huckabee, former governor and FOX News host, states, “This is a powerful strategy for breaking free.” In his endorsement, he readily encourages others to join the movement.
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“We invite every pastor, church leader, and wife or mother who is concerned about the influence pornography has on our culture to learn more about this movement,” states Maegan Roper, marketing and sales manager for New Hope Publishers.
“This movement is about more than asking people to sign a commitment card,” states Dennis. “It is a lifestyle. It is time to open this door of conversation, and it is going to take pastors [and those in leadership] to do it.”
While it may appear the movement is geared only toward men, Shari Rendall, Director of Legislation and Public Policy, Concerned Women for America, writes, “His call for One Million Women Praying to see the church porn-free is one that we gainfully support.”
About New Hope Publishers
Representing more than 70 authors and nearly 200 individual works, the mission of New Hope Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
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