A Conference For The Glory Of God In Christ: Meeting Sep 20th-21st
This year we will focus on the vital doctrine of regeneration. No regeneration, no life. If the emphasis of the First Great Awakening was the message of Whitefield, “You must be born again!” that of the Second Great Awakening morphed into the man-centered methodology of Finney. It is our fear that the legacy of Finney thrives and our hope that the cry of Whitefield be recovered.
When the Biblical message is replaced with humanistic methods the result is that our church is the haunt of dead men’s bones rather than the outpost of the age to come full of men made new. This conference is a call back to the effectual call, wherein the Father powerfully calls such that the Spirit regenerates through the preaching of Christ.
This conference is for any Christian and is meant to challenge, equip and inspire you, from God's Word, to make Christ the center of all of life. In addition, we hope to promote Christ-Centeredness in all matters, in all churches, in an age of man-centeredness.
Additionally, this conference will be great for high school, college and young married couples, middle-aged, and older brothers and sisters, as we all are confronted with, and learning what it means to live in, a growing post/anti-Christian culture. Our aim is to present the gospel and the gospel-shaped worldview in a way that will equip people to understand the world in which they live, boldly stand for Christ and live for the Glory of God.
The Christ-Centered Churches Conference is free for any person who is not a Christian. We would love for you to come and observe what Christ-Centered worship and teaching are like and about. Our hope is to present the truths of who Jesus is and what He has done for it is through the preaching of the word of Christ that God gives new hearts beating with faith and repentance.
We are pleased to announce that Grace & Truth will host a bookstore during the conference! You will find a wide variety of theological, biographical, historical, and children's book that is biblically accurate.
Who are Grace & Truth Books? We are the family business of Dennis & Naomi Gundersen, a venture that began in 1993, with our four sons then at home (now all grown adults). Our sons have all had a role in the company: Ben designed book covers; David worked in shipping and receiving; Mike designed our first website and traveled to numerous homeschool conventions with us; and Greg’s artistic design talents were employed for interior artwork in our books.
In our 24 years of business, we’ve had the joy of ministering at over 300 homeschool events and nearly 100 Bible conferences, impacting hundreds of thousands of households.
Many of the 100+ books we publish are rare collections from the 1800s of stories for children, with strong character-building themes. Others are by living authors committed to the same God-glorifying focus of strengthening a reader’s walk with God. Many of these treasures have been out of print for decades, and our readers in both the United States and 30 other nations have been delighted to enjoy them with their families.
Our company name comes directly from a phrase in The Gospel of John, chapter 1, verse 17: “grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” To my wife Naomi and I, it seemed “Grace & Truth” would be a marvelous name for our ministry!
Christ-Centered Churches Conference begins Friday, September 20th and ends Saturday, September 21st and includes free lunch on Saturday and free books, along with other resources. It includes five main sessions of Christ-exalting worship and preaching.
Prior to becoming a pastor Jay served 9 years in the Army as an officer. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Expository Preaching at the The Masters Seminary under Dr. Steve Lawson. Jay is passionate about helping others see the supremacy of Christ and how He is the most relevant person for their lives. He served as the senior pastor of Redeemer Community Church of Cache from March 2015 - February 2018. He currently serves as one of the pastors of the newly formed Christ's Fellowship Church of Lawton.
Jay has been married to Angie for 17 years. They have three wonderful children; Drake, Brooke, and Evangeline.
George is a graduate of both Oklahoma Baptist University with a BA in English Literature (2003) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with an Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry (2015). He served as the senior pastor of Northwest Baptist Church from October 2015 - February 2018. He currently serves as one of the pastors of the newly formed Christ's Fellowship Church of Lawton.
George is married to Julia and they have four children: Rolen, Abigail, Phinehas, and Josiah.
Josh has been a pastor at Meridian Church since 2011 and serves as their primary preaching elder. Josh grew up in Eakly, Oklahoma on a peanut farm. After attending seminary in Texas he returned to Oklahoma as an associate pastor in Tulsa before coming to Meridian. He married Bethany in 2001 and they have four sons.
Randy has served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He was honored to help plant Sovereign Grace Bible Church of Ada, Oklahoma where he has served as an elder since 2009. He is currently pursuing his biblical counseling certification from ACBC. Randy is married to Cheri and they have three sons: Jacob, Haddon, and Isaiah.
Dusty Deevers is a pastor at Grace Community Church of Elgin. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Christina in 2004. They have six wonderful children. Dusty is committed to the Elgin community serving as a baseball coach for numerous teams.
Included with registration: Saturday's lunch, several free books and resources!
We challenge and encourage you to bring a guest with you who is not a Christian.
*If you bring a guest who is a not a Christian, their attendance is free! After you register please contact the event organizer through Eventbrite and notify us that you are bringing a guest so we can prepare to serve everyone better.
** Childcare is available up to 4 years of age. If you need childcare please contact email email@example.com with # of children and ages.
*** If you are not a Christian and will be coming by yourself please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is $15.00.