Posted on Aug. 08, 2017
Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few days before the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door on October 31, 1517. This is why we are directing our attention to the doctrine and the fruit of the Protestant Reformation.
The heart of the Reformation was repentance. This is the source of all times of refreshing. At this conference, we will be hearkening back to some of the great doctrines of the Protestant Reformation but it will be even more focused on the reformations of church and family that are in motion today as God continues to reform His church.
We will be bringing preachers to Ridgecrest from all over the world to speak of the times of refreshing that they are experiencing in their areas. They will be explaining the great doctrines that lead to refreshing and the fruit of repentance they are observing.
The apostle Peter spoke of this in his sermon, when he declared, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord...” (Acts 3:19).
The first of Luther’s 95 Theses reads this way, “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ (Mt. 4:17), He willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.”
It is in this spirit that we will be conducting our national conference in 2017.