RCA LINK Conference
For those of you involved with the RCA, here is an upcoming conference worth considering:
For well over a decade, many of us have prayed about and discussed the many opportunities and challenges facing the RCA. There are significant concerns ahead—the issue of homosexuality, the authority of Scripture, and the clarity of our mission to name a few. There are also great opportunities—the explosion of church planting, scores of church revitalizations and the spread of the gospel. What we have realized as RCA pastors is that we must find ways for like-minded leaders to connect, to dialogue, to stand together and to strategize a way forward to a preferred future.
It is because of our great love for the RCA and the gospel that the idea for the LINK conference was born.
This October 3-4, we would like to invite you, your elders and staff to the very first LINK conference, The conference starts @ 7pm on 10/3 and ends @3pm on 10/4. The cost of the conference is $45 per person ($40 per person if three or more register together). It will be held at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana.
We believe and hope that LINK will be used by God to awaken and equip the theological center of the RCA.
There are three things you can expect at the LINK conference:
1) LINK is about relationships. This is a chance to be with like-minded RCA friends who desire to see God’s best for our denomination. The RCA is full of evangelical and reformed leaders that our orthodox, missional and love Jesus. We want to gather under one roof and begin to dream of what God might do.
2) LINK is strategic. This isn’t just a conference. This is a chance to build strategic relationships that will be essential for the life and mission of the RCA as it moves forward.
3) LINK is a celebration. We have deep, reformed roots and we need to celebrate them. This year, Dr. Todd Billings, Rev. Kevin DeYoung and Rev. Bob Bouwer will be leading us using the Heidelberg Catechism. The Heidelberg is celebrating its 450th anniversary next year. It articulates the best of who we are. We want to take time and remember what we are for and why we love the RCA.
We pray that you will consider joining us this October. This is a critical time in the life of our denomination and it is time that we link together for the sake of the gospel and the future of the RCA.
For more information, including how to register for the conference, check out our website.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Minta: mnaughton_at_faithchurchonline.org
Bob Bouwer, Mike Pitsenberger, Charlie Contreras, Ron Citlau
P.S. We really want you to come. We have a few inexpensive housing options available. If that would be helpful please email Minta and we will get you that information.
These are good brothers and this should be a strategic conference. I hope to see you there.