The 2016 Founders Conference will meet at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Laurel MS, January 28-30, 2016. We look forward to hearing our key speaker, Conrad Mbewe, proclaim the doctrine of “Effectual calling.” Opening with an Evangelistic sermon Thursday evening, the conference will include a full schedule of speakers including Ken Fryer, Tom Hicks, and Ed Wallen.
January 28-30, 2016
Thursday Evening: 6:30 pm
Conrad Mbewe | Evangelistic sermon
Friday Morning: 9:30 am
Ken Fryer | Grace and the Effectual Call
Conrad Mbewe | Effectual Calling and Predestination
Friday Evening: 6:30 pm
Tom Hicks | The Effectual Calling of Persons Incapable of Being Outwardly Called
Conrad Mbewe | The Affect of Effectual Calling on the Mind, Heart, and Will
Saturday Morning: 9:30 am
Ed Wallen | The Effectual Calling and Common Grace
Conrad Mbewe | The Agency of Effectual Calling (Word & Spirit)
“Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation; so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good, and dead in sin, is not able by his own strength to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.”
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Nettles, will bring three messages on the theme. We also look forward to hearing “The Will of Man After the Fall” Steven Hyde, “The Will of Man in Conversion” from Tom Metcalf, and “The Will of Man in the State of Glory” from Shannon Davis. A pre-conference debate, between Dr. Tom Nettles and Dr. Steven G. Smith, on Thursday evening will tackle the subject “Does Man Have A Free Will”
The 2014 Deep South Founders Conference gathered to proclaim the affirmations expressed by chapter 8 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, which reads in part, “It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; head and saviour of the church, the heir of all things, and judge of the world; unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.”
Our keynote speaker Geoffrey Thomas revealed Christ to the conference participants and Joe Nesom, Cary Kimbrell, Johnny Pat Cox, and Rusty Grant followed his lead with powerful Christ exalting sermons.
The 2014 Deep South Founders Conference will focus our attention on “Christ the Mediator.” Meeting January 16-18, on the Reformed Theological Seminary Campus in Jackson Mississippi, guest speakers include Geoffery Thomas, [Update Dec. 19, 2013]Erroll Hulse, Joe Nesom, Rusty Grant [end update], Johnny Pat Cox, and Cary Kimbrell.
Early Registration: (Before December 1, 2012) $30
Regular Registration: (Before January 1, 2013) $35
Late Registration: (After January 1, 2013 $40
The Reformed Theological Seminary graciously hosts the Deep South Founders Conference on their beautiful Jackson Mississippi campus. All sessions, including the pre-conference debate, will convene in the Grace Chapel. Parking is available.
The Deep South Regional Founders Conference is affiliated with Founders Ministries as a sponsored Regional Conference. Founders Ministries holds as its purpose “the recovery of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in the reformation of local churches.,,,We believe intrinsic to this recovery is the promotion of the Doctrines of Grace in their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness.” To that end, like minded pastors and lay-leaders of Baptist churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama hold this annual conference. We pray that our gathering will serve to promote the aims of Founders Ministries for the glory of God and the good of his church.
[Update: Dec. 19, 2013]
Thursday – January 16, 2014
6:30 pm – Evening Session
Active and Passive Obedience of Christ – Joe Nesom
Christ Our Mediator, The King – Geoffery Thomas
Friday – January 17, 2014
9:30 am – Morning Session
The Offices of Christ the Mediator – Johnny Pat Cox
Christ our Mediator – Geoffery Thomas
12:00 pm – Lunch (RTS Patterson Porch Cafeteria)
6:30 pm – Evening Session
The Intercessory Ministry of Christ – Cary Kimbrell
Christ Our Mediator, The Great High Priest – Geoffery Thomas
Saturday – January 18, 2014
9:30 am – Morning Session
Christ, The Plan For The Fullness Of Time – Rusty Grant
The Exaltation of Christ the Mediator – Geoffery Thomas
The sixth annual Deep South Founders Conference gathered under the banner of “God’s Covenant,” January 17-19, 2013 on the Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson, Mississippi campus. Our special guest, Dr. Sam Waldron brought three messages regarding covenant theology. Three other speakers, Dale Crawford, Chas Rowland, and Dewey Wise, filled the pulpit as we explored the biblical truth expressed in chapter seven of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith…
Whatever happened to the Covenant of Works? [mp3] – Dr. Sam Waldron
Should you believe in the Covenant of Grace? [mp3] – Dr. Sam Waldron
Are the Old and New Covenants really one and the same? [mp3] – Dr. Sam Waldron
The Eternal Covenant Transaction Between The Father and The Son [mp3] – Pastor Dale Crawford
The Holy Spirit’s Influence On The Creature’s Will [mp3] – Dewey Wise
On Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 (6:30 pm) Dr. Samuel E. Waldron and Dr. Elliott E. Johnson debated the topic of Covenant Theology vs Dispensationalism in the chapel of the Reformed Theological seminary, Jackson MS. Dr. Johnson serves as Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.