Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing percolates Christian worldview

The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing, a Christian worldview conference for students and adults on October 15, 2016, in Johnston, IA, featured an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists. “The conference speakers sounded a clarion call to the church not to retreat, but to stand firm in their public witness as Western culture grows increasingly hostile to … Continue reading Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing percolates Christian worldview

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PRTS Conference on the Christian Worldview

What do we mean when we speak of a worldview? At a conference in August of 2016, Dr. Joel Beeke defined it as how “we see and evaluate everything” with “assumptions that control how we think and feel and act.” A worldview, he said, is “not just a pair of glasses or contact lenses that … Continue reading PRTS Conference on the Christian Worldview

Seminary’s alumni conference focuses on conflict

  You or your pastor may be all too familiar with conflict within the church. According to Rev. Jeff De Boer, Director of Enrollment Management at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, it is the primary reason for pastors leaving the ministry. “Preparing for and reflecting on conflict is very important for the continued well-being of the church,” … Continue reading Seminary’s alumni conference focuses on conflict

Puritan Reformed Conference on God’s Word

The Beauty and Glory of the Word of God was the theme of the seventh annual conference hosted by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) from August 20-22, 2015. About 425 people attended the conference at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI. This year’s speakers featured Dr. Geoff Thomas, a familiar author and pastor … Continue reading Puritan Reformed Conference on God’s Word

Conference for “Ordinary” ministers

Sunny southern California will be the setting for the 2015 URCNA Ministers’ Conference, scheduled for June 1-3 at Westminster Seminary California (WSC) in Escondido. To encourage regular pastors to continued faithfulness, this year’s theme is “The Ordinary Ministry.” Conference organizer Rev. Andrew Compton explains why that theme was chosen. “Perhaps as a sort of push-back … Continue reading Conference for “Ordinary” ministers

Cincinnati’s Reformed in America Conference: joint OPC-URC effort

The Good Shepherd OPC and Westside Reformed Church, a URCNA church plant, co-sponsored the “Reformed in America” conference in Cincinnati, OH, on February 6 & 7, 2015. The conference concept grew along with the friendship between the pastors of the two congregations. About the same time Rev. Zac Wyse began planting Westside Reformed Church, Rev. … Continue reading Cincinnati’s Reformed in America Conference: joint OPC-URC effort

URC in Santee reaches out with Reformation teaching

The first-ever Reformation Conference hosted by Christ URC in Santee, CA, drew an astounding number of first-time visitors. Of the approximately 130 attendees, more than 60 were not church members. “The idea behind the conference was to provide San Diego with an opportunity to be introduced to the Reformation and Reformed theology,” explains Rev. Michael … Continue reading URC in Santee reaches out with Reformation teaching

The RPCNA’s Reformation Indy 2012

About 200 people attended the Reformation Indy 2012 conference at Southside Indianapolis Reformed Presbyterian Church on March 23-24, 2012. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr., president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, spoke on the theme, “Divine Guidance: Finding God’s Will in a Confusing World.” “I was assigned the topic,” Dr. Pipa says, “but think it very useful … Continue reading The RPCNA’s Reformation Indy 2012

Ripon’s Reformation Conference

When Rev. Kevin Efflandt took up the minister’s mantle at Zion United Reformed Church in Ripon, CA, the council determined to work toward hosting an annual Reformation conference. The purpose of the conference, he says, is “not only for the edification of our own people but also to bring the truths of the Reformation to … Continue reading Ripon’s Reformation Conference

Colorado Springs conference on the grace of God

The Springs Reformed Church hosted its fourth annual Colorado Springs Reformation Day Conference from October 28-30, 2011. The Colorado church is affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA), sometimes referred to as “the Covenanters” due to its association with the Scottish branch of the Reformation. The denomination consists of nearly 100 congregations … Continue reading Colorado Springs conference on the grace of God