5.18.2007

Lord, If You Work It Out That I Can Go To This Conference... I Will Never Ask For Anything Else Again As Long As I Live

The First Conference of The Gospel Coalition

Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 P.M. until Thursday, May 24

Location: Trinity Campus, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL

If you would like to attend, you must book your registration at the secure registration page https://www.thegospelcoalition.org. The $80 registration fee covers conference costs, including snacks and the evening meal on Wednesday. Each person attending will have to register separately. You are warmly encouraged to invite others whom you think would benefit from the Conference. You simply need to pass on the contents of this web page. Please contact Michael Thate (mthate@tiu.edu) for more details.

Schedule

Wednesday Afternoon

1:00-2:45Open Corporate Worship
“What is the Gospel?” Primarily an exposition of the first part of 1 Corinthians 15 (Don Carson)
Panel Discussion
2:45-3:15Break
3:15-5:00Gospel-Centered Ministry (Tim Keller)
Panel Discussion
5:00-7:00Supper Break (Melton Dining Hall)

Wednesday Evening

7:00-9:00Corporate Worship and Exposition: “Passing on the Torch” (Crawford Loritts)

Thursday Morning

7:00-8:15Breakfast for those in Trinity Hall
8:30-9:00Devotions and Corporate Prayer
9:15-10:30Workshops
  1. The Doctrine of God Today (Graham Cole)
  2. Defining Evangelicalism (Ray Ortlund, Reddit Andrews)
  3. Union with Christ and Justification (Phil Ryken)
  4. The Use of the Bible in Pastoral Counseling (Mike Bullmore)
  5. Mentoring Younger Pastors (Mark Driscoll, Michael Lawrence)
  6. Mentoring Younger Lay Leaders (Harry Reeder, John Yates)
  7. The Church of the Living God: Crucial Issues in Gospel and Community (Jeff Louie)
  8. The Church of the Living God: Practical Challenges in a Mobile Society (Stephen Um)
  9. Christ and Culture Revisited (Sandy Willson)
  10. Q & A on Preaching (Crawford Loritts, Ligon Duncan)
  11. Cultivating Biblical Meditation and Prayer (Andy Davis)
  12. Evangelizing People in a Post-Christian Society (David Bisgrove)
10:45-12:00Closing Exposition: “The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and the New Earth” (John Piper)

As soon as the Conference is over, all of the materials from both the plenaries and the workshops will be made available on The Gospel Coalition website, which we expect to be fully functional by the time of the Conference.

The Gospel Coalition is a group of pastors deeply concerned to preserve and promote the gospel. Our foundation documents, including both a Confessional Statement and a Theological Vision of Ministry, will be circulated at the Conference. One of our aims is to stamp a new generation of pastors with similar gospel commitments. For this reason, we are encouraging not only senior pastors but also as many of their staff as possible to join us for this Conference.

For more information, see Driscoll's blog on www.theresurgence.com.

2 comments:

ckhnat said...

no, joke! i saw that on the resurgence blog, too. i asked mike today that whenever we come back to the US (whenever) that we schedule it during a FABULOUS conference ... something like this one.

Bobby said...

Wow -- that looks incredible. I'd love to be a fly on the wall. Or a guest in a seat.