Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6 (Missions Conference)
Pre-Conference Begins with Worship and Prayer for the World
Expository Plenary #1 - The Biblical Basis for Missions: Treasure in Jars of Clay: (2 Cor. 4:1-12) Don Carson
Expository Plenary #2 - Why the Great Commission is Great: Reaching More and More People (2 Cor. 4:13-18) David Platt
Sunday, April 7 (Missions Conference)
Worship and Prayer for the World
Expository Plenary #3 - The Heart of God in the Call to Proclaim: Our Goal: To Please Him (2 Cor. 5:1-10) John Piper
Topical Plenary #2 - The Individual's Suffering and the Salvation of the World Michael Oh
Workshop Round 1
Workshop Round 2
Worship and Prayer for the World
Early Check-In for National Conference
Monday, April 8
Check-In for National Conference
Bookstore/Exhibitor Hall Opens
Conference Begins; Introduction and Worship
Plenary Session #1: John Piper: Jesus the Son of God, the Son of Mary (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-21)
Plenary Session #3: Crawford Loritts: Jesus' Transforming Power on Behalf of the Afflicted (Luke 8:26-56)
While walking with those two disciples on the Emmaus road Jesus, “opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45 ESV). Christians affirm the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of God’s Word, but sometimes struggle with confidence in Scriptures. The Scriptures are attacked from outside the Church and are oftentimes minimized within the Church. This panel will strengthen our confidence in the truthfulness and trustworthiness of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments.
Live Album Recording Worship Concert with Keith & Kristyn Getty
Plenary Session #4: Don Carson: Jesus' Resolve to Head Toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:18-62)
Tuesday, April 9
Zondervan Panel: How to Engage and Study Doctrine in the Local Church - Kevin DeYoung (Moderator), Michael Horton, Justin Buzzard, and J.D. Greear
Grab your lunch and join us for a lively conversation on the purpose and usefulness of studying doctrine in the local church. Learn how other churches are teaching and equipping their leaders and members through both formal and informal theological training. Participants include Michael Horton, whose just-published Pilgrim Theology seeks to equip those on a path of theological understanding; and pastor-theologians Kevin DeYoung (University Reformed Church, East Lansing, MI), Justin Buzzard (Garden City Church, Silicon Valley), and J.D. Greear (Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC).
This panel discussion will address how a reading knowledge of Hebrew and Greek can strengthen comprehension, exposition, and proclamation of the Scriptures.
On the road to Emmaus Jesus was helping two of His disciples see Him in the Old Testament, and beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself (Luke 24:27 ESV). Christians affirm that all of Scripture points to Jesus, but often have difficulty seeing how the pieces fit together. This panel with show us Jesus in each part of the OT and how there is a crescendo that builds in God's plan of redemption leading directly to Him.
Worship Album Concert
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 10 (Faith at Work Post Conference)
What is work, and how do we see it through the lens of Holy Scripture? From Genesis to Revelation we can trace a gospel-centered vocational theology. Yet a biblically faithful theology of work is often overlooked, misunderstood, and distorted in our churches. If we are going to better integrate our faith and our work, we must reframe and wholeheartedly embrace a faithful theology of work.
How does a pastor help his congregation better understand the ways God is using work to refine and shape the people in his church and how God is using his church to bring the shalom of the gospel into the world? A robust theology of work will reframe the pastor’s priorities and practices, in preaching, liturgies, and missional priorities. Sermons can be crafted and illustrated with work in mind. Sunday liturgies may honor the calling of congregants to specific spheres of culture. The church’s mission will expand to support the equipping and nurture of congregants for faithful presence at their places of work throughout the week.
What are the primary ways a good theology of work practically changes the church and its mission in the world, including: evangelism, career decisions and choice of vocation, approaches to leadership and power, and stewardship of opportunity and influence. Our speakers will talk from experience about how their own lives and the lives of those they’ve helped equip have changed as a result of deeper theological grounding and gospel application.