Repentance - The Reformation Continues
Oct. 26 - 28, 2017
 
Ridgecrest Conference Center Asheville, NC

Speakers

Speaker - Scott Brown Speaker - Scott Aniol Speaker - Rob Ventura Speaker - Dr. Joel Beeke
Speaker - Jeff Pollard Speaker - Sam Waldron Speaker - Malamulo Chindongo Speaker - Pooyan Mehrshahi
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  • Overview

    Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few days before the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses nailed to the Wittenberg Door 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. 

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  • Speakers

    Scott Brown

    Scott T. Brown is the director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and elder at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, conferences on Biblical doctrine, fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.

    Scott Aniol

    Scott Aniol, PhD, is an author, speaker, and teacher of culture, worship, aesthetics, and church ministry philosophy. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he founded Religious Affections Ministries (www.religiousaffections.org), he lectures around the world in churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries, and he has authored several books, including By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, and Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World. Scott is the Editor of Artistic Theologian, a scholarly journal of worship and church ministry, and is Chairman of the Biblical Worship Program Unit of the Evangelical Theological Society. Scott holds a masters degree in Theological Studies, a masters degree in Aesthetics, and a PhD in Worship Ministry.

    Rob Ventura

    Rob Ventura is one of the pastors of Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, Rhode Island and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is an author and blogger at Reformation21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and coauthored two books, A Portrait of Paul and Spiritual Warfare (Reformation Heritage Books). He was also general editor of Covenant Theology and Going Beyond the Five Points and contributed to The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible. Rob and his wife Vanessa, with their three children, live in Rhode Island.

    Dr. Joel Beeke

    Dr. Joel R. Beeke serves as President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, as well as Academic Dean for students from the Heritage Reformed Congregations. He is currently a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a position he has held for 30 years. He is also editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited eighty books and contributed over two thousand articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. (1988) from Westminster Theological Seminary is in Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology. He and his wife, Mary, have 3 children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

    Jeff Pollard

    By God’s grace Jeff Pollard was converted to Jesus Christ from a career in rock music in the early 1980s. Though religious from his youth, his true conversion at age thirty brought him to understand and then to preach God’s sovereign grace. God’s Spirit and Word awakened him to his responsibilities as husband and father as well as to God’s vision for families. Jeff is now an elder of Mt. Zion Bible Church, Pensacola, Florida. He is the editor of the Free Grace Broadcaster and author of Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America and Do You Know Jesus Christ?

    Sam Waldron

    Sam Waldron received a Bachelor of Religious Education from Grand Rapids Baptist College and completed studies equivalent to a Master of Divinity at Trinity Ministerial Academy in Montville, New Jersey in 1982, and graduated from the Master of Theology program at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in 1987. He has authored a number of books including The Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession, The Reformed Baptist Manifesto, The End Times Made Simple, More of the End Times Made Simple, To Be Continued? and MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto: A Friendly Response. He is now one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.  He also serves as the Academic Dean of and Professor of Systematic Theology at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies. Sam enjoys reading, weight-lifting, walking, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. His book, A Man as Priest in His Home, was published in 2013 and speaks to the need for wise, assertive, sensitive, and compassionate leadership by men in their homes.

    Malamulo Chindongo

    Mala Chindongo is pastoring Antioch Baptist Church in Blantyre, Malawi, where he has been laboring since 2008. ABC began as a Bible study with the help of an American missionary and has since developed into the only reformed Baptist church in Blantyre. Mala was married on June 15, 2013 and is now joined with his wife Rachel in Blantyre. 

    Pooyan Mehrshahi

    Pooyan Mehrshahi is the pastor of Providence Baptist Chapel, Cheltenham, England. He is a native of Iran, and was converted from Zoroastrianism, when he heard the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in England. He is leading the Persian Bible translation project with the Trinitarian Bible Society. As the chairman of the Parsa Trust, he engages in translating, publishing and distributing Evangelical and Reformed literature throughout the world for Persian (Farsi) speakers. He is a trustee of the Bible League Trust, and was a contributor of the KJV Reformation Heritage Study Bible. He is married to Becky, and they are blessed with four children.

  • Schedule

    Please note: this schedule serves only to give a general idea of the conference itinerary and is subject to change.

    Thursday

    12:00 - 3:00pm Registration
    12:00 - 3:00pm Burnings in the Soul Luncheon (Separate Registration Required)
    6:30 - 8:00pm Keynote #1
    8:00 - 9:15pm Keynote #2
    9:15 - 11:00pm Fellowship Hall Open

    Friday

    6:15 - 7:15am Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:15 - 9:00am Breakfast
    9:00 - 10:00am Keynote #3
    10:00 - 10:30am Break
    10:30 - 12:00pm Keynote #4
    12:00 - 3:30pm Lunch Break
    3:30 - 4:30pm Keynote #5
    4:30 - 6:30pm Dinner Break
    6:30 - 7:30pm Keynote #6
    7:30 - 8:30pm Keynote #7
    8:30 - 11:00pm Fellowship Time

    Saturday

    6:15 - 7:15am Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:15 - 8:30am Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:30am Breakouts
    9:30 - 9:45am Break
    9:45 - 10:45am Breakouts
    10:45 - 11:00am Break
    11:00 - 12:00pm Keynote #8
    12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch Break
    1:30 - 2:45pm Keynote #9
    2:45 - 3:00pm Break
    3:00 - 4:00pm Keynote #10
    4:00 - 4:45pm Keynote #11
    5:00 - 7:00pm Dinner
    7:00 - 10:00pm Fellowship Hall Open

    Sunday

    10:00 -12:30pm Sunday Service
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