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DESIGNED TO ASSIST AND ENCOURAGE MEN WHO ARE PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS TO PREACH AND EXALT CHRIST AS THEY SHEPHERD THEIR LOCAL CHURCHES AND SPREAD THE GOSPEL IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND BEYOND.    WIVES ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN REGISTRANTS IN ATTENDING.

DESIGNED TO ASSIST AND ENCOURAGE MEN WHO ARE PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS TO PREACH AND EXALT CHRIST AS THEY SHEPHERD THEIR LOCAL CHURCHES AND SPREAD THE GOSPEL IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND BEYOND.

WIVES ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN REGISTRANTS IN ATTENDING.

Keynote speakers

 

Seminar Speakers

Seminar Descriptions

Pre-conference Session

The Exalting Christ Worship TeamSongs That Care For Souls

How do we decide what songs will fill our church’s song library? How do we put those songs together for each Sunday’s order of service? Whether it be hymnals, the radio, blogs, internet playlists, other pastors, or our own congregants, the sources for worship songs seem to be endless. We often end up picking songs based on our own musical preferences, what is popular, or what fits together melodically. God intends for so much more in our times of singing than being musically engaged. In this seminar, we will discuss how to pick songs that not only glorify God, but help to shepherd His people toward Christ in every season of life. This seminar is open to everyone, and specifically recommended for worship pastors, lead pastors, and anyone involved in helping form the Sunday meeting.

Seminar Sessions

Dr. Nicolas Ellen: How to Quiet a Noisy Soul 

With the ups and downs of life and ministry we can all be tempted to become down-casted, doubtful, and devoid of peace. Instead of our souls being filled with the rest, assurance, and joy of the Lord we can often be filled with the complete opposite - a noisy soul. In this session we will explore some of the reasons for a noisy soul and what it takes to experience the promise of Christ that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

 

Todd Bolton: Exalting Christ with life changing preaching

As preachers devoted to proclaiming the person and work of Christ, we must be tremendously concerned with true and precise content. However, we must also remember that accurate explanation of theological content, though vital, is not the end goal of preaching. Calling people to change in light of the Scripture’s intent is Christ’s charge to His shepherds (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2). Life change is God’s intent for all Scripture and it must be our intent for each sermon. This seminar is designed to see Christ exalted not only in the proclamation of Scripture, but also in the changed lives that result from calling people to live in light of Scripture.

Dr. John Fernandez: Fostering a Healthy Marriage

Marriage is under attack. We see it in our society, in our churches, and amongst our fellow pastors and church leaders. In the wake of such rampant disregard for the beauty and joy that marriage pictures, what can we do to not only serve our congregations, but care for own marriages? In this session we will be reminded of God’s view of marriage and of ways that we can cultivate the type of marriage that can withstand the enemy’s attacks. Be challenged and encouraged to see your marriage the way that Christ does and to take tangible steps towards a healthier marriage.

Dr. Venessa Ellen: The Life of the Ministry Leader's Wife (Address to Women)

In an age of conflict and confusion, Christian Women need biblical clarity regarding the role, requirements, joys and sorrows of the Ministry Leader's Wife. Thus we will take a biblical look at the life of the Ministry Leader's Wife.

 

CONFERENCE Schedule  AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1:30 PM    Registration & Pre-registered Check-In
2:00 PM    Pre-Conference Session: Songs that Care for Souls - Exalting Christ Worship Team [Handout]
3:15 PM    General Session 1: John Marc Wiemann - “Following Christ the Wonderful Counselor”
5:00 PM    TCBS Dinner - Open to all conference attendees
7:00 PM    General Session 2: Dr. Nicolas Ellen - “The Need for Biblical Counseling - Part 1” - [Handout] (open to public)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

8:00 AM     Continental Breakfast - Complimentary
9:00 AM     General Session 3: Dr. Nicolas Ellen - “The Need for Biblical Counseling - Part 2” [Handout]
11:00 AM   General Session 4: Phil Foley - “Revival: A Community Saturated with Christ, Longing for God and God Alone”
12:30 PM   Lunch - Complimentary   
2:30 PM     Seminar Sessions

  • Dr. Nicolas Ellen - How to Quiet a Noisy Soul [Handout]

  • Todd Bolton - Exalt Christ with Life-Changing Preaching [Handout]

  • Dr. John Fernandez - Fostering a Healthy Marriage [Handout]

  • Dr. Venessa Ellen - The Life of a Ministry Leaders Wife (address to women) [Handout]

4:45 PM     ECMI Dinner - Open to all conference attendees
7:00 PM     General Session 5: John Marc Wiemann - “The Process of Speaking Christ’s Truth in Love” (open to public)

Friday, September 6, 2019

7:45 AM     Continental Breakfast - Complimentary
8:30 AM     Pastoral Ministry Q&A
9:45 AM     General Session 6: Doug Thompson - “You Can Strengthen Yourself in the Lord”
11:15 AM   General Session 7: Dr. Nicolas Ellen - “The Need for Biblical Counseling - Part 3” [Handout]