We are looking forward to having you join us in Greenville, SC Dec 16-17, 2021 on the campus of Bob Jones University for The Foundations Conference. We are praying that the Lord will command the blessing upon us as we gather together for the fourth time to focus our hearts and attention on the matters of prayer and preaching.
Please note this conference will not be live-streamed.
The church is distracted.
With all that is happening in our fast-paced society, the temptation for the church is to become sidetracked with fighting individual, secondary issues.
When the apostles in the first century church faced mounting perplexities and distractions in the work they found it necessary to give themselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4). We believe there is a need to return to these same foundations of ministry in our generation.
|Dr. Steven Lawson is typically joined by a unique blend of other featured speakers on SermonAudio.|
What's the motivation?
I was recently asked what the motivation was behind this conference. Why another conference? I answered the question in this way. We've been running SermonAudio for 21 years. We've seen over 380 million sermons downloaded worldwide. And yet it seems the church's influence is as weak as ever on the world around us. Cultural sins are out of control and have passed over into insanity. Our society is fiercely trying to erase its own godly history. And the church has completely lost her voice.
Our desire is to follow the pattern of our forefathers as we find in church history and throughout the record of Scripture and give ourselves to prayer and to the Word. We learn that when the people of God faced insurmountable challenges in the past, they would call for seasons of extraordinary united prayer. We believe that every effort should be made to put our emphasis back on Acts 6:4.
|An update. Registration is closing soon on November 18.|
We hope that this conference will glorify God both in its emphasis as well as in its experience. We believe the emphasis of prayer and the ministry of the Word is one that all Bible-believing ministries with a heart to make an impact on their generation can rally around. And by experience, we simply seek to remove all obstacles and controversies surrounding many of today's conferences so that all that is left is all that is essential.
|The Foundations Conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC for the first time.|
We have worked hard to assemble an incredibly unique combination of powerful speakers including Steven Lawson, Clarence Sexton, Joel Beeke, John Vaughn, Todd Friel, and Armen Thomassian. It is a rare occurrence to have such diverse men all together at a single event so we're looking forward to a very special time of Christian unity and friendship.
Personally, I love Dr. Lawson's explosive passion in the pulpit. I love Dr. Sexton's magnanimous heart and relentless zeal for the lost. I love Dr. Beeke's faithful exhortation to piety and family life. I love Dr. Vaughn's gracious encouragements in evangelism. I love Armen Thomassian's fervency in prayer. And I love Todd Friel's boldness in confronting a hostile world. These are strengths that we all can benefit from.
All sessions will take place in Stratton Hall, conveniently located in the Welcome Center where the refreshments and book tables are located. It provides ample comfortable seating for the two days that we will meet.
Joining us at the conference will be Banner of Truth and they have graciously agreed to giveaway some free books for conference attendees and provide a generous discount on the large selection of material they will be bringing to this conference. We hope you will take advantage of their book tables during the breaks each day.
Lunches and refreshments will be provided on-location for both days. The lunch will be a full hot lunch bar served in the Davis Room and there will be complimentary snacks and refreshments, including our own Pearl Mountain Coffee, served during all breaks. A commemorative conference mug will be gifted to every attendee. To top it all off, you'll also enjoy the magnificent campus of Bob Jones University itself with its beautiful Christmas decorations that time of year.
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Take a few days' break and come be our guest. Let us enjoy this time together, make some new friends, and revive our spirits with powerful preaching and united prayer. We are working hard to make this a memorable respite for the soul.