The Conway/Perry Baptist Association* is excited to announce our 2018 Association Conference on the Gospel at Home on August 25, 2018! The conference is hosted this year at the First Baptist Church of Oppelo.
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The theme of this year's conference deals with marriages, families, discipleship, children, teenagers, grandparenting, etc. This conference is for everyone! That includes pastors, deacons, laypersons, teenagers, children, etc. (We will provide childcare for younger children).
The format of the day will follow a similar pattern to last year. It will go something like this:
8:45am - Coffee and Donuts
9:45am – Preconference music
9:45am – Preconference music
10:00am – Session 1
11:00am – 11:20am – Break
11:20am – 12:20pm – Session 2
12:20pm – 1:50pm – Lunch (served on site)
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Breakouts
3:00pm – 3:15pm – Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm – Session 3 and dismiss
We have always been blessed with high quality, godly speakers at these conferences and this year is no exception!
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Grace Bible Institue is hosting an informational breakfast on site at FBC Oppelo starting at 8:45am! They will be providing free Chick-Fil-A breakfast. You must be registered for the breakfast. Register for the GBI Info Breakfast by clicking here.
Our plenary speakers are:Don Whitney: has been Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY since 2005. Before that, he held a similar position (the first such position in the six Southern Baptist seminaries) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, for ten years. He is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. (Read more here)
Jared Wilson: is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Managing Editor of For The Church (and host of the FTC Podcast), and Director of The Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. (Read more here)
Ben Phillips: began serving as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Murphy, TX on April 1, 2018. Prior to that, he served with the Arkansas Baptist State convention for over 20 years, most recently serving on the church health team. (Read more here)
Our breakout speakers:Our plenary speakers will also be leading breakout sessions. In addition to these men, we will also have these breakout speakers:
Jim Elliff: is founder and president of Christian Communicators Worldwide (CCW). For nearly twenty years prior to the beginning of CCW, he served as teaching pastor or on the pastoral staff of churches in Florida, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. (Read more here)
Kole Farney: is a writer, speaker and assistant to Jim Elliff at Christian Communicators Worldwide. He is one of six pastors of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City, a network of congregations that meet primarily in homes in the Kansas City metro. Kole is passionate about encouraging pastors, helping churches, orphan care, and teaching people how to study the Bible for themselves. He is husband to Rachel and dad to Karter and Russell. Kole attended Kansas State University (BA) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div).
Jim and Mary Larmoyeux: are members of Perryville Second Baptist Church in Perryville, AR. They will be leading a workshop at the conference on leaving a grandparent legacy. This is a demographic that sometimes goes unnoticed in local churches, but the influence grandparents can have on subsequent generations is immense!
Sunday Morning (8/26):
Jim Elliff, Kole Farney, Don Whitney, and Jared Wilson will all be speaking in area churches on Sunday morning, August 26. Kole and Jim will also be speaking in area churches on Sunday night as well. So, it's definitely worth your time if you'd like to drive in and stay the night! We will give an update on what churches these brothers are speaking at a few weeks before the conference.
FBC Oppelo is only about 10 minutes south of Morrilton, AR, 35 minutes east of Russellville, AR, and 30 minutes west of Conway, AR. Each of these locations offers affordable places for lodging. If you need assistance in finding a place to stay, please contact me (see form on bottom of the contact page).
Cost and Registration:
Although only officially Sponsored by the Conway/Perry Association for 2 years, this is actually the 5th annual bible conference we have organized! It is our vision to keep this conference free and to not require registration in order to attend. We want people who decide to come at the last minute, to still be able to join us for a great day in the Lord. However, please note: Registration is extremely helpful to us so that we can be prepared to serve you! So, registration is not required, but is greatly encouraged! The sooner you register, the better. We will try to have some giveaways for those who register early. You may register here.
We will also accept donations toward the cost of this conference if a church or individual is willing to give. Please note that this is not a requirement! But if you want to donate, this will help us offset costs. You can contact me if you have more questions about this (see form on bottom of the contact page).
In addition to our great conference line up, we will also have a bookstore and several booths set up that have information about important ministries around the state of Arkansas and beyond. Also, there is always a great time for connecting with likeminded brothers and sisters over lunch and during our breaks. We recommend bringing a group from your church, spreading out during the breakouts, and using the conference to grow in your understanding and conviction on bringing the gospel regularly, habitually, and frequently into your home. We hope to see you August 25, 2018 at FBC Oppelo!
You can listen to some of the messages and breakouts from last year's conference here.
In case you missed it above, Grace Bible Institue is hosting an informational breakfast on site at FBC Oppelo! They will be providing free Chick-Fil-A breakfast. You must be registered for the breakfast. Register for the GBI Info Breakfast by clicking here.
*The Conway/Perry Baptist Association is a Southern Baptist association of like-minded churches in Conway County and Perry County, Arkansas who are affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.