We live in a day in which there is a famine in the land for the hearing of God's Word. In response to this spiritual drought, the ministries of OnePassion and Ligonier are devoted to calling those who stand in pulpits to the high standard of biblical preaching. If we are to see a new reformation in this day, there must first be a reformation of the pulpit. Only then can the church experience transcendent worship, authentic godliness, and true evangelism.
The goal of this event is to equip and energize a new generation of biblical expositors. This is a concentrated training opportunity to be instructed in biblical exposition and preaching. Pastors, bible teachers, and church leaders are all welcome to attend and be a part of this exciting event. May the Lord use this to extend the proclamation of His Word!
-Dr. Steven Lawson President & Founder, OnePassion Ministries
In this course titled "Preaching With Precision & Power," Dr. Lawson will explore the mandate, meaning, marks, models, mechanics, and motivation of expository preaching. This event is designed for men who are serving in or considering various church leadership and pastoral roles. However, pastors' wives and those who teach in women's ministry occasionally attend.
Immediately following The Institute for Expository Preaching, the Ridgecrest Convention Center will also be hosting the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches’ annual conference where Dr. Steven Lawson will be a main speaker. This 3-day conference titled the “The Glory of Jesus Christ” will begin Thursday, October 25 and end Saturday, October 27.
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip and energize a new generation of Bible expositors. The focus of Dr. Lawson’s ministry is the verse-by-verse exposition of God’s Word. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Pillars of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men, Volume Two, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, The Expository Genius of John Calvin, and Foundations of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men, Volume One.
Dr. Lawson is a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries, Professor of Preaching and Dean of the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and Executive Editor for Expositor magazine. He is also on the board of The Master’s University and Seminary, Ligonier Ministries, and Reformation Bible College. Dr. Lawson is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min.), has served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for thirty-four years, and presently lives in Dallas, Texas. Steve and his wife Anne have three sons and a daughter.
TUESDAY, October 23, 2018
Session #1 The Mandate for Expository Preaching
Session #2 The Meaning of Expository Preaching
Dinner - served on site
Session #3 The Marks of Expository Preaching (I)
WEDNESDAY, October 24, 2018
Session #4 The Marks of Expository Preaching (II)
Questions and Answers
Session #5 The Models of Expository Preaching
Lunch - served on site
Session #6 The Mechanics of Expository Preaching (I)
Session #7 The Mechanics of Expository Preaching (II)
Questions and Answers
THURSDAY, October 25, 2018
Session #8 The Mechanics of Expository Preaching (III)
Questions and Answers
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Ridgecrest is located 17 miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, on Interstate 40, Exit 66, approximately 30 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport and 18 miles from the Asheville Bus Station. The drive to Ridgecrest is absolutely beautiful through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest).
Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue .2 mi
Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 1 mi
Ridgecrest is on the Left
* Please note: Physical address does not work in most GPS systems and mapping programs, please use the turn by turn directions provided above. The GPS Coordinates of Ridgecrest are 35 degrees 37’16.36” N. by 82 degrees 16’38.03” W.
Travel Distance and Time
From Asheville Regional Airport: 24.5 miles/32 min.
From Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: 93.1 miles/1 hr. 39 min.
From Charlotte-Douglas International Airport: 107 miles/1 hr. 48 min.
From Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 220 miles/3 hr. 30 min.
Lodging & Food
Lodging - Ridgecrest Conference Center
Rooms from $109 per night
Call the kind and helpful Ridgecrest Conference Center staff (800-588-7222) who will be able to walk you through the available rooming options and pricing choices. Rooms, which are currently available, range in price from $109 per night, many of which allow you to sleep as many people in the room as you like.
Deluxe hotels, Mountain Laurel Inn, offer comfortable hotel accommodations and amenities such as hair dryers, in-room irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers and complimentary wireless internet throughout the building.
Mountain Laurel East/West
Type: Deluxe Format: 2 queen beds
Telephones with voice mail messaging systems
Computer data ports
Irons and ironing boards
Alarm clock CD/Radios
Meal tickets are available for eating in the Ridgecrest cafeteria. Please call Ridgecrest at 1-800-588-7222 for food selections and to purchase tickets. Ridgecrest also offers an in-house eatery and coffee shop.
Number One China - .4 miles
143 Old US Highway 70 East
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Fifty percent of the admission cost is refundable if cancellation occurs on or before September 23, 2018. Refunds are not available for cancellations occurring on or after September 24, 2018.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MONTHLY PAYMENT METHOD
If you cancel on or before September 23, 2018 using the monthly payment method, you will receive a 50% refund. If 50% of your payments have not been drawn yet, then the remaining 50% will be drawn and the rest will be cancelled. If you cancel on or after September 24, 2018, no refund is available, and if your payments have not been completed, then the remainder will be drawn.