MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! The 2018 MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE DATES ARE OCTOBER 5th & 6th.
About the Conference
Ephesians 2:8-10 reveal core gospel themes of grace, faith, Christ, and God’s glory. But they go further. They issue a clarion call for believers to do the works that God has prepared in advance for them to do regardless of the cultural moment. As was the case with Martin Luther and the Reformation 500 years ago, it is the case today – by faith we understand the gospel, we relate its truths to the cultural times we live in, and we devote ourselves with gospel wisdom and power to kingdom advance.
Friday, October 13, 2017
7:30- 9:00pm Worship* and Plenary Session 1 (Mark Dever, "You Can't Earn Salvation: Justification by faith alone")
Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am Worship* and Plenary Session 2 ( Russell Moore, "You Are Not Your World View" )
10:00am Breakout Sessions
11:10am Plenary Session 3 (Mark Dever, "Here We Stand: The need for doctrinal purity")
1:00pm Panel Discussion
2:20pm Breakout Sessions
3:30pm Plenary Session 4 (Russell Moore, "Gospel Courage in an Age of Confusion")
4:30pm Closing Remarks
* All worship led by Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace
Plenary Speakers & Worship Leaders
Dr. Russell Moore, plenary speaker
Russell Moore serves as the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
A widely-sought cultural commentator, Dr. Moore has been recognized by a number of influential organizations. The Wall Street Journal has called him “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate” while The Gospel Coalition has referred to him “one of the most astute ethicists in contemporary evangelicalism.”
An ethicist and theologian by background, Dr. Moore is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister and the author of several books including Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel. He blogs frequently at his website, russellmoore.com, and hosts a program called Signposts.
A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Mark Dever, plenary speaker
Mark serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks Ministries and has taught at a number of seminaries. Dr. Dever has authored several books and articles, most recently, The Compelling Community and The Church: The Gospel Made Visible. Earlier books include What is a Healthy Church?, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, The Deliberate Church, Promises Kept: The Message of the New Testament, and Promises Made: The Message of the Old Testament. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill, with Connie giving much of her time to creating a childrens’ curriculum (PraiseFactory). They have two adult children.
Mark's plenary sessions are titled "You Can't Earn Salvation: Justification by faith alone" (based on Galations 1) and "Here We Stand: The need for doctrinal purity" (based on Romans 10:5-9). .
Matthew Smith, worship leader
Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new melodies to centuries-old hymn texts, helping guide people into emotionally honest worship. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. Born out of a college ministry, the reimagined hymns have found wide acceptance both among college students and the church at large, joining people who desire to honor tradition with those who want a modern musical approach.
About the Gospel Coalition
As a broadly Reformed network of churches, The Gospel Coalition encourages and educates current and next-generation Christian leaders by advocating gospel-centered principles and practices that glorify the Savior and do good to those for whom he shed his life's blood. A biblically grounded and united mission is the only enduring future for the church. TGC desires to champion the gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity, compassion, courage, and joy -- gladly linking hearts with fellow believers across denominational, ethnic, and class lines. TGC invites all Christians to join them in an effort to renew the contemporary church in the ancient gospel of Christ so that we truly speak and live for him in a way that clearly communicates to our age.