June 12, 2007 – 6:30 AM Southern Baptist Convention Alamo Ballroom A/B/C/D on Level 2 In the Marriott Riverwalk San Antonio, Texas
Baptist Identity with audio lectures by Dr. Tom Nettles
Study the history and distinctives of Baptists from their seventeenth century origin as a separate denomination to the present day. Topics of study include: 1) the rise and development of English Baptists, 2) Baptist Beginnings in the United States to the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention, 3) The History of the Southern Baptist Convention to the present.
Dr. Tom Nettles is one of the foremost Baptist historical theologians in America. Since 1997 he has served as Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
This course meets for 16 sessions. Students will have access to course material online until February 1, 2008 (20 weeks to complete the course). Cost: $75 (A $25 discount is provided for subscribers of the Founders Journal)
Mentor Training Seminar and Lunch
If you are interested in learning more about mentoring or the Founders Study Center, please plan to join us for lunch and a seminar on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at the Southern Baptist Founders Conference in Owasso, OK. Dr. Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries, will be speaking on “Goals of Mentoring.” We will meet from 12:15 to 2:00 PM (room TBA). Lunch (no charge) will be provided by Bethel Baptist Church. You can sign up early for the lunch by contacting the Study Center Director. Or you can sign up at the conference when you check in at the registration table on Tuesday (June 26).
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Edited by Tom Ascol
674 pages (hard cover) Retail: $24.95
This compilation of papers presented over the first 20 years of the Founders Conference is now available on our website for the special price of $18.95 through August 31, 2007!
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Discount for Multiple Subscriptions to the Founders Journal
Purchase multiple subscriptions of the Founders Journal and receive a discount. Now you can order extra copies for your church book rack or to give away and save on the cost. Normal subscription price for one year is $20.00 ($25.00 outside of the USA). You can purchase a subscription for 5 to 10 copies for $15.00 each ($20.00 each outside of the USA) or 11 or more copies for $12.00 each ($18.00 each outside of the USA). Copies must be mailed to a single address.
Report on the SINGAPORE CHURCH LEADERS CONFERENCE 2007 Speaker: Stuart Olyott
The fourth church leaders conference organized by Shalom Church (Reformed Baptist) in Singapore was held April 10-12, 2007. Stuart Olyott was the main speaker. Speakers in previous conferences have been Richard Belcher (2004), Martin Holdt (2005) and Conrad Mbewe (2006). The theme of the 2007 conference was preaching and the aim was twofold: to equip church leaders to rightly handle the Word that glorifies God and edifies saints, and to call church leaders to the rich doctrines of grace that are sufficient to deal with every pastoral and church issue.
About 53 church leaders, seminary staff and students as well as church non office bearers attended the conference daily. They were from Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, The Philippines and Australia. Churches represented were Reformed Baptists and Presbyterians, Brethren, Anglican, Bible Presbyterians, and conservative Bible-believing churches.
There were eight seminars, one lecture, two sessions of discussion and questions and one workshop session. Each seminar also had a time of questions and discussion. Sessions followed the themes in the book Preaching Pure and Simple by Stuart Olyott with additional material from another of his books Ministering Like the Master. Stuart Olyott was engaging, precise, direct, humorous and handled questions very well. It was a very beneficial conference and participants went away both challenged and encouraged about the necessity of preaching.