2025 National Conference

Thursday, April 10 2025

Start End Description Speaker
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Strangers and Exiles

Christians belong to the world to come, making us strangers and exiles in this present order. This message will consider what it means for Christians to be strangers and exiles, encouraging us to maintain a distinct identity as the people of God.

Stephen Nichols
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Pursuing the Mission of God

From the very beginning of history, God has been on a mission calling a people to Himself. This message will examine the mission of God to build His church, looking at the biblical story of God’s mission from Genesis to Revelation and our role as the means through which our Lord advances His kingdom.

Burk Parsons
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Questions & Answers

7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Fighting the Good Fight

Paul tells the young pastor Timothy to “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 6:12). This message will look at Paul’s admonition to Timothy, explaining what it means for pastors and laypeople to fight the good fight of faith.

Steven Lawson

Friday, April 11 2025

Start End Description Speaker
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

The Nicene Creed, confessed by Christians for more than seventeen hundred years, states that the church is one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic. This message will explain the meaning and significance of these identity markers.

W. Robert Godfrey
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Relying on the Means of Grace

Christ builds His church through the ordinary means of grace: the Word, sacraments, and prayer. This message will explain the role of the ordinary means of grace and their necessity as the instruments Christ uses to save people and to build them up in faith.

Joel Kim
11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

The Chief Shepherd

Although the church has many undershepherds—pastors and elders—the church has but one Chief Shepherd to whom all are accountable, the Lord Jesus Christ. This message will consider how Christ is the head of the church and how church government is related to His authority.

Derek Thomas
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Questions & Answers

4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Love One Another

Christ said that unbelievers would recognize His disciples by their love for one another (John 13:35). This message will examine Christ’s teaching on love as a mark of the church and of Christianity, exhorting us to love one another well.

Augustus N. Lopes
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

The Priority of Worship

The church has long recognized the priority of worship, acknowledging that we are redeemed in order to become faithful worshipers of the one true God. This message will assert that worship is the end for which we are created and saved.

Michael Reeves

Saturday, April 12 2025

Start End Description Speaker
8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

Sharing the Good News

The church’s work includes evangelizing the nations and making disciples of all peoples. This message will remind us of the call to evangelize and disciple the nations, providing practical guidance for how we can fulfill this call.

W. Robert Godfrey
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Questions & Answers

11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Ultimately, the church cannot achieve the mission that God has given it without the empowerment and guidance of the Holy Spirit. This message will call us to depend on the power of the Spirit, helping us to understand the power that the Spirit grants and how we can avail ourselves of this empowerment for the sake of the church’s mission.

Sinclair Ferguson