Conference

EFCA Theology Conference

The Gospel, Compassion and Justice, and the EFCA

Jan 31, 2018Feb 2, 2018
Garden Ridge, Texas

Recent events in our nation and world have made it clear it is both necessary and timely to address the topics of racial reconciliation and immigration.

The gospel is being undermined and tarnished through the lack of reconciliation among believers, and the lack of concern for the immigrant. As Evangelicals broadly, and as the EFCA specifically, we are people of the Book. One of our EFCA mottos has been and remains, “where stands it written?” which addresses both the biblical truth of a doctrine and the practical outworking of that truth in life. Too often “compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed” are addressed primarily historically, sociologically or politically, with little to no emphasis given to the Scriptures.

On the other hand, for those who do address the biblical and theological issues of this topic, there is too little attention given to the entailments and applications of living out this truth. We are committed both to be grounded in the Scriptures and to live out the truths of those Scriptures. “Christian Living,” Article 8 of the EFCA Statement of Faith, declares our commitment as a movement.

Interact with fellow EFCA pastors and leaders during this conference as gifted presenters address “Christian Living” from biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral perspectives.

Additional Topics:

Understanding Islam, loving our neighbors with Roy Oksnevad and Michael Urton

Legal Update for Pastors and Churches with Steven Goodspeed

Registration

$140 — Ministerial Association members

$140 — Two or more from the same church

$140 — Pastors in their first five years of ministry in the EFCA

$175 — Non-ministerial members

$99 — One-day rate

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Rates increase $25/per person after January 10, 2018.

Lodging Information

La Quinta Inn & Suites Schertz

17650 Four Oaks Lane

Schertz, TX 78154

Group rate: $90/night single or double occupancy, includes breakfast

For reservations call 210-655-2700, group name EFCA

Reservations must be made by January 8, 2018

Best Western Atrium, Schertz

17401 I-35

Schertz, TX 78154

Group rate: $82/night single or double occupancy, includes breakfast

For reservations call 210-651-4100, group name EFCA Theology Conference

Reservations must be made by January 16, 2018

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Antonio NE/Schertz

5008 Corridor Loop Road

Schertz, TX 78154

Group rate: $89/night single or double occupancy

For reservations call 210-658-1466, group name EFCA Individual Call In Block

Reservations must be made by January 8, 2018

Speakers

Dr. Daniel Carroll

Blanchard Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

Read Dr. Carroll's biography

Dr. Peter Cha

Professor of Church, Culture and Society, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Read Dr. Cha's biography

Dr. Carl Ellis Jr.

Assistant to the Chancellor, Senior Fellow of the African American Leadership Initiative, and Provost’s Professor of Theology and Culture, Reformed Theological Seminary, Academic Dean of The Makazi Institute, Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship

Read Dr. Ellis' biography

Dr. John Perkins

Founder and President Emeritus of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation – Jackson, Mississippi

Co-Founder of Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) – Chicago, Illinois

Read Dr. Perkin's biography

Dr. Doug Sweeney

Distinguished Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought, Director, Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Read Dr. Sweeney's Biography

Dr. Jarvis Williams

Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Read Dr. Williams' Biography

Schedule

Wednesday, January 31

10:3011:00amRegistration begins
11:00am1:00pmMealLunch — Legal Updates for Churches and Pastors with attorney Steven Goodspeed
1:004:30pmWorkshopPreconference session — Understanding Islam, Loving Our Neighbors with Roy Oksnevad and Mike Urton
4:306:00pmMealDinner
6:008:30pmTeachingMain Session — The Gospel, Compassion, and Justice, and the EFCA

Thursday, February 1

8:30am6:00pmTeachingMain Sessions — The Gospel, Compassion, and Justice, and the EFCA
7:008:30pmMinisterial Association meeting

Friday, February 2

8:30am12:00pmTeachingMain Session — The Gospel, Compassion, and Justice, and the EFCA