Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Semper Reformanda 2012


Our church is getting ready for Semper Reformanda 2012, and it's going to be good!  Speakers include Michael Horton (of White Horse Inn), Thabiti Anyabwile, our own Voddie Baucham, and others.

They will be discussing church membership, a vital yet largely misunderstood or ignored topic in the church today.  From the website:

"Does 'membership' in a local church matter?  Should I be committed to placing my name on a 'church roll'?  If so, what should that commitment look like?  What are the responsibilities that pastors have to their flocks, and don't they have those same responsibilities to 'everyone'? 

"In the 21st century, many pastors are afraid to ask for commitment from the local body.  Committed church membership is an assault on the individualistic, self-centered ideas of our culture.  The local church is predominantly viewed as simply a place to meet 'my felt needs'; and when those felt needs are no longer met, it is appropriate and right for the believer to 'move on'.  But is that really the idea behind church membership?"

In addition, there will be several breakout sessions covering other related topics.

Check it out on the website!

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