Upcoming Book: ‘Going Beyond the Five Points: Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation’ feat. Barcellos, Waldron, Blackburn, R. Martin, Ventura, White

Expected to release May 15th, 2015 in  softback and e-book formats:

Going Beyond the Five Points

Going Beyond the Five Points:
Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation

By Dr. Richard C. Barcellos,  Dr. Sam Waldron, Earl M. Blackburn,  Dr. Robert Martin

General Editor: Rob Ventura

Back Cover Blurb:

In recent years, a doctrinal shift has taken place among believers so great that even the secular press has taken notice. Christians across denominational lines are laying hold of the biblical truth of God’s electing love and saving grace in Christ, commonly called “Calvinism.” For many, this marks the beginning of a deeper study into the whole counsel of God in Scripture. A thirst to be thoroughly biblical in all areas of life is driving a more comprehensive present-day reformation beyond the famous “five points.” This book captures the voices of seasoned Reformed pastors graciously guiding and encouraging Christ’s beloved sheep to press on and to seek the “old paths, where the good way is” (Jer. 6:16). In this anthology you will be instructed concerning the abiding relevance of the Ten Commandments, God-centered worship, the masterful unfolding of God’s great plan of redemption through divine covenants, the identity, nature, and work of the church, and the help that confessions of faith lend to our grasp of God’s glorious Word.

Table of Contents:


Editor’s Preface | Rob Ventura

Foreword | Dr. James White

Chapter 1 – The Ten Commandments and the Christian | Dr. Richard C. Barcellos

Chapter 2 – The Regulative Principle | Dr. Sam Waldron

Chapter 3 – Covenant Theology | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 4 – The Church | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 5 – The Legitimacy and Use of Confessions of Faith | Dr. Robert Paul Martin


Fred MaloneThe rediscovery of “the doctrines of grace” among Baptists during the last sixty years has thrilled my heart! However, this welcome advance does not make a reformation. The further necessary questions of “what is the church?…how should we worship God?…what is Christ like living?…” stand before us still, begging for biblical reformation. Going Beyond the Five Points provides clear biblical direction for reforming churches today. Barcellous’ defense of the Ten Commandments for Christian living under grace is unassailable. Blackburn’s chapters on Covenant Theology and the doctrine of the church are indispensable to Baptist reformation. Waldron’s explanation of the Regulative Principle is greatly needed by Baptists to remind us of our foundational principle which needs renewed application to worship and government. Martin’s persuasive defense of why Baptists need confessions of faith today is irrefutable. To gather them together as Ventura has done provides a classic standard for further Baptist reformation today. Baptist pastors, students, and church members need to study this book to understand what it means to build biblical and Reformed Baptist churches today for the glory of Christ.

Dr. Fred A. Malone, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Clinton, Louisiana


Pastor Jim SavastioGoing Beyond the Five Points is a wonderful pastoral resource to give to any brother or sister in Christ who has begun the journey of better understanding the doctrines of grace. If the Five Points are the appetizer for the hungry believer, these essays will provide a rich and satisfying main course to guide them in a deeper understanding of the truth.

Jim Savastio, Pastor of Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky


Jeremy WalkerSome truths lie close to the surface, others require more digging. In the substance of this book, you will profit from the groundbreaking labours of others, men who have begun to turn over the soil in order to expose the consequences and applications of a thorough embrace of God’s sovereign grace displayed in the salvation of his people, considered not just individually but together. Readers willing to put in the effort will find much to ponder and much from which to profit.

Jeremy Walker, Pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England


UPDATE 12:30 PM CST:  Solid Ground Books is offering a 40% Pre-Pub discount until March 15th. No money will be charged until the books are in print.

Oct. 9-10, 2015 Reformation Preaching Conf. ‘Doctrines of Grace’ feat. Waldron, Brown Jr., Hernandez, Zachariades + more in Elizabethtown, KY

Conference updated, see here. Below is old info:

Reformation Preaching 2015 Conference

James Brown Jr.:

We are excited to announce a Reformed Midwest Conference for 2015. On October 9-10, we will be gathering in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for Reformation Preaching Conference 2015 (RP15). This is a free event. So that we may better prepare and serve you, registration is required.

Make plans today to hear many great speakers declare the doctrines of grace both theologically and practically. You will get to hear Dr. RC Sproul [Jr.], Dr. Sam Waldron, Dr. Sonny Hernandez, Dr. Theodore Zachariades, Dr. Benjamin Shaw, Evangelist Tony Miano, Pastor Anthony Mathenia and yours truly, James Brown Jr.

Two great days of powerful preaching and encouraging fellowship right in the heart of the Midwest. More details coming soon! Until then, sign up for our email list to stay up to date with all the latest information. God bless!

Speakers | Schedule | Location | Registration

reformation preaching conf 2015

2012 SoCal RB Pastors Conf AUDIO now online. Feat. Waldron, J. Renihan, & Barcellos

Audio from the first annual Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference is now online. The conference took place on October 29-31, 2012 at Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Vista, CA.

SCRBPC Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors Conference

The purpose of the SCRBPC is for the edification of confessional Reformed Baptist pastors and other interested men who are in the ministry or training for the ministry. The SCRBPC will function within the theological framework of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (2nd LCF) and The Baptist Catechism (BC).

SCRBPC 2012 on SermonAudio [RSS]

Lecture 1: Theology: Its Sacred Character | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 2: Theology: Its Definition, Presuppositions, and Division | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 3: Systematic Theology: Its Idea, Relationships, and Organizational Method | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 4: Systematic Theology: Its Legitimate Necessity | Sam Waldron [mp3]:

Lecture 5: An Exegetical Case Study in the Doxological Trajectory of the Canon Part 1 | Richard Barcellos [mp3]:

Lecture 6: An Exegetical Case Study in the Doxological Trajectory of the Canon Part 2 | Richard Barcellos [mp3]:

Lecture 7: Person and Place: Two Problems with Biblicism | James Renihan [mp3]:

Lecture 8: ‘Good and Necessary Consequence’ or ‘Necessarily Contained’ | James Renihan [mp3]:

Note:  Lectures from this conference were turned into the book Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference Papers, Volume I, 2012.
The Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference Papers 2012

Apr. 7-9, 2015 Church Leader’s Conference in Singapore feat. Sam Waldron

All the conference details are in the below graphic:

Church Leaders Conference

Also note that the Shalom School of Theology – 2015 will feature Dr. Waldron as well:

Date: 11 April 2015 (Sat)
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Guest Lecturer: Sam Waldron
Topic : (A) Covenant of Works (B) Difference between Old and New Covenant

Date: 1 May 2015 (Friday, Public Holiday)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Guest Lecturer: Sam Waldron
Topic : Second London Confession of Faith Chapter 9: Of Free Will , Second London Confession of Faith Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling

‘Pastoral Perspectives: Raising, Mentoring, & Affirming Men for the Ministry’ [VIDEO] feat. Waldron, John Miller, Mike Waters + more [CBTS]

CBTS Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary

Pastoral Perspectives WebcastHere is the video from the second Pastoral Perspectives webcast [Dec. 1, 2014] from Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS). Pastors Brian Croft, John Miller, Mike Waters, and Sam Waldron came together again to discuss “Raising, Mentoring, and Affirming Men for the Ministry.”:

Pastoral Perspectives will be an online video discussion focusing on practical ministry issues and insights for the edification and encouragement of church leaders and fellow believers.



pastoral perspectives

57 minute video:

[source: Practical Shepherding]

2014 ‘1689 Conference’ AUDIO & VIDEO now online

1689 Conference Spurgeon

1689 Conf1689 Conference Planner:

This year we gathered to commemorate the 325th anniversary of the historic 1689 Baptist Confession.


Our hearts were lifted and our commitment to Scripture renewed as we reflected upon the kind providence of our covenant God toward His people.


The LORD was pleased to bless the conference with a precious unity of hearts and a single focus on orthodox confessional truths, that we pray will fortify and equip our gospel churches to proclaim the Lordship of Christ to all the nations.


In addition, the LORD through the working of His Spirit begun a confessing, reformed Baptist pastoral fellowship that will begin to meet bi-monthly in the central Indianapolis area.  If you would like to be notified of the date and location of the meetings do so by sending your request to: info@1689conference.org


We pray that the Lord will bless and keep you all, hope to see you again next year – LORD willing!

Baptist Confessionalism Providence 1689 Conference WIlliam Kiffin

AUDIO | VIDEO [Playlist]:

DAY 1:

Jim Savastio – 1689 Baptist Confession, 325 yrs. of faithfulness to the gospel [mp3]:

Video Part 1:

Please note that there are two videos in this list that were cut off short, however the MP3 audio of all the sessions are complete in length.

Video 2:


DAY 2:

Dr. Sam Waldron – 1689 Baptist Confession, outline, theology and distinctives [mp3]:



Bob Bolles – 1689 Baptist Confession and the Gospel [mp3]:



Doug Barger – Baptists, creeds/confessions and Silver Creek Baptist Church (Indiana’s first Baptist Church) [mp3]:

Video Part 1:

Video Part 2:


Steve Weaver – 1689 Baptist Confession and missions [mp3]:



Jim Savastio – How NOT to reform a church [mp3]:



Sonny Hernandez – 1689 Baptist Confession, the regulative principle of worship [mp3]:



David Williams – 1689 Baptist Confession and personal sanctification [mp3]:



Dennis Clark – Contemporary concerns for the church [mp3]:



Doug Barger – 1689 Baptist Confession, Family Worship and Cathechisms [mp3]:



Pascal Denualt – Covenant theology and the church. 1689 Federalism [mp3]:


Day 3:

Dr. Sam Waldron – 1689 Baptist Confession the Law and Gospel [mp3]:



Question and answer session – Topics include: law, future vision for confessing reformed baptists, hyper calvinism… [mp3]:



James Brown – Sermon of encouragement and exhortation [mp3]:


Interview #67 – Fred Malone & Sam Waldron – Covenant Theology [Podcast]

CBTS Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary


reformed-baptist-covenant-theology- Fred Malone

How you define a covenant and how you determine the structure of a covenant has all to do… with your view of Justification.

On episode 67 of our interview podcast, we hand over the mic to Sam Waldron [who we first got to know on episode 14] to interview Fred Malone about an upcoming Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary class on Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology.

We get to know Fred Malone then we get into questions such as:

  • Important of the Law & Gospel structure and its relation to Covenant Theology?
  • What is the relation between Believer’s baptism and a proper covenant theology?
  • Should Reformed Baptist have a distinct covenant theology–how distinct?
  • What challenges does Dispensationalism present for in developing a proper covenant theology?
  • What are some of the major questions being debated among Baptists today about covenant theology?
  • What are some of the major questions being debated among Reformed theologians with regard to covenant theology?
  • + more


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Samuel Waldron gives a preview of the ‘Baptists, Confessionalism & the Providence of God’ Conference [3 Short VIDEOS]

1689 Conference

Sam Waldron give us a preview of his lectures at the upcoming “Baptists, Confessionalism & the Providence of God” Conference (Nov. 13-15, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.) that we previously mentioned.

[1689 Outline – 2 min. vid.]


[1689 Baptist Confession & Reformed Theology – 2 min. vid.]


[1689 Baptist Confession and its Baptist distinctives – 2 min. vid.]




Simply stated, this conference is a three day event to gather Christians with one deliberate purpose:

To encourage, equip and exhort them to value Jesus Christ above all things through a deeper, richer understanding of God’s Word as preserved and presented in the historic 1689 Baptist Confession.


This event is made possible by the combined efforts of local, independent churches in Indiana, who all consider the 1689 Baptist Confession to be the best representation of that perfect system of inter-connected doctrines and practices set forth in Holy Scripture.Through unity and a love for gospel truth a steering committee was formed to oversee and perform the needed tasks for such an event which consists of elders/pastors and church leaders from these respective local churches:  Heritage Reformed Baptist Church (Franklin, IN)  Hancock Reformed Baptist Church (Greenfield, IN)  Providence Reformed Baptist Church (Fishers, IN)  Reformation Baptist Church (Knightstown,IN)

Register Here

You decide the cost of your ticket.  We ask that you pray and donate whatever amount you feel lead to give.We have chosen this method, not wanting to hinder anyone from attending due to financial issues.

Donations to help cover our shortfall are most appreciated.  A typical conference ticket price for such an event as this would average
$40 ea. student or $75-100 for couples & families, these prices are for your reference only…again donate what you feel comfortable with.

Learn more about the conference [ speakers | schedule | cost ]