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Repentance - Reformation 500th Anniversary Conference
Oct. 26 - 28, 2017
 
Ridgecrest Conference Center Asheville, NC

Speakers

Scott Brown Scott Aniol Rob Ventura Dr. Joel Beeke Jeff Pollard
Sam Waldron Malamulo Chindongo Pooyan Mehrshahi Chris Law Marcus Serven
Anthony Mathenia John Snyder Jason Dohm Justin Huffman
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  • Overview

    Our national conference in 2017 is taking place just a few days before the 500 year anniversary of the reformation and 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 President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor 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, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. 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.

    Chris Law

    Chris Law is Pastor at Geneva Lakes Church in Lake Geneva, WI. He is a graduate of The Master’s College and Southern California Seminary. He has a passion for the local church and equipping them "for the work of ministry" (Eph. 4:12) through the expository teaching of God's Word and building up men to lead in their churches, marriages, and homes. He and his wife Jennifer have six children

    Marcus Serven

    Dr. Marcus J. Serven was declared the Pastor Emeritus of Covenant Family Church (OPC) in Troy, Missouri upon his retirement in October, 2016. After serving thirty-seven years in pastoral ministry he is now engaged in researching, writing, and teaching on the key figures and doctrines of the Protestant Reformation (www.genevanfoundation.com). Marcus and his wife Cheryl have nine children, six of whom are grown, along with ten grandchildren. Dr. Serven is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, BA; Fuller Theological Seminary, MDiv; and Covenant Theological Seminary, ThM and DMin. The Serven’s make their home in Austin, Texas. 

    Anthony Mathenia

    Anthony Mathenia was raised in Jackson, TN and attended seminary in Memphis, TN before serving as a full-time missionary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has pastored Christ Church-Radford for five years. Anthony currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia with his wife, Hannah, and their five children.

    John Snyder

    John Snyder prepared for the ministry at Blue Mountain College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He then completed a Ph.D. on the Eighteenth-Century Welsh revivals at the University of Wales: Trinity St. David. He is a pastor at Christ Church in New Albany, MS. John and his wife Misty live in New Albany with their three children.

    Jason Dohm

    Jason Dohm is a full time pastor at Sovereign Redeemer Community Church in Youngsville, NC (www.sovereignredeemerchurch.com). He graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 with a B.A. in education and proceeded to a lengthy career in electronics manufacturing. Jason has been married to Janet for twenty-three years and has six children

    Justin Huffman

    Justin Huffman is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, and author—and thankful to God for each. Justin is the Associate Pastor at Cincinatti Church, and also a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary. He has pastored in the States for over 15 years. He and his wife Chau have four children. Justin has contributed articles to For the Church, Servants of Grace, Fathom Magazine, and Reformed Perspectives Magazine, and written a book titled Grow. He has also authored Daily Devotion, which is now a top-rated iTunes/Android app with over half a million downloads. Justin's passion is to help people see the relevance and sufficiency of God’s Word for daily living.

  • Schedule

    Thursday

    11:00 - 3:00pm Registration
    12:00 - 3:00pm Burnings in the Soul Luncheon
    5:30 - 6:20pm Dinner
    6:20 - 8:00pm Keynote #1
    8:00 - 9:15pm Keynote #2
    9:40 - 11:00pm Fellowship Hall Open

    Friday

    6:15 - 7:15am Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:15 - 8:15am Breakfast
    8:50 - 10:10pm Keynote #3
    10:10 - 10:40am Break
    10:40 - 12:00pm Keynote #4
    12:00 - 3:00pm Lunch Break
    3:30 - 4:30pm Keynote #5
    4:30 - 6:20pm Dinner Break
    6:20 - 7:30pm Keynote #6 
    7:30 - 8:50pm Keynote #7
    8:50 - 11:00pm Fellowship Time

    Saturday

    6:15 - 7:15am Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:15 - 8:30am Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:30am Breakout Sessions
    9:30 - 9:45am Break
    9:45 - 10:45am Breakout Sessions
    10:45 - 11:00am Break
    11:00 - 12:00pm Keynote #8
    12:00 - 1:20pm Lunch Break
    1:20 - 2:45pm Keynote #9
    2:45 - 3:00pm Break
    3:00 - 4:00pm Keynote #10
    4:00 - 5:00pm Keynote #11
    5:00 - 7:00pm Dinner
    7:00 - 10:00pm Fellowship Hall Open

    Sunday

    Sunday Service
  • Travel

    Ridgecrest Conference Center

    Driving Directions

    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.

     

    1. From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest).
    2. Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue .2 mi
    3. Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 1 mi
    4. 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 $55 to $105 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 $55 to $105 per night, many of which allow you to sleep as many people in the room as you like. Also, on-site RV parking sites are available for $35, and tent sites are available for $25.

    Deluxe Room

    Deluxe hotels, Mountain Laurel Inn and Rhododendron, offer comfortable hotel accommodations and amenities such as hair dryers, in-room irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers and complimentary wireless internet throughout the building.

    Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room

    Mountain Laurel East/West

    Type: Deluxe
    Room Count: 108 rooms
    Format: 2 queen beds or 1 king bed (5 suites)

    Amenities

    • Wireless Internet
    • Telephones with voice mail messaging systems
    • Computer dataports
    • Hair dryers
    • Irons and ironing boards
    • Alarm clock CD/Radios
    • Coffee Makers
    • Fitness room
    • Fellowship rooms

    Rhododendron

    Type: Deluxe
    Room Count: 48 rooms
    Format: 2 queen beds or 1 king bed

    Amenities

    • Large rooms
    • Wireless Internet
    • Telephones with voice mail messaging systems
    • Computer dataports
    • Hair dryers
    • Irons and ironing boards
    • Clock CD/Radios
    • Coffee Makers
     

    Food

    On Location

    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.

    Off Location

    Number One China - .4 miles

    143 Old US Highway 70 East
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Que Sera Restaurant - 2.2 miles

    400 East State Street
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Black Mountain Bistro -2.4 miles

    203 East State Street
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta - 2.4 miles

    100 South Ridgeway Av.
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    My Father's Pizza & Pasta - 2.5 miles

    110 Cherry Street
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Pizza Hut - 2.5 miles

    250 US Highway 9,
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Domino's Pizza - 2.5 miles

    108 Broadway St,
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Taco Bell - 2.5 miles

    530 NC Highway 9
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Subway -  2.5 miles

    202 NC Highway 9
    Black Mountain, NC 28711-3427

    McDonald's - 2.5 miles

    500 NC Hwy 9
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Wendy's - 2.7 miles

    591 NC 9 Highway
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

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    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Fifty percent of the admission cost is refundable if cancellation occurs on or before September 22, 2017. Refunds are not available for cancellations occurring on or after September 23, 2017.

    CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MONTHLY PAYMENT METHOD

    If you cancel on or before September 22, 2017 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 23, 2017, no refund is available, and if your payments have not been completed, then the remainder will be drawn.