Holiness in the 21st Century is the theme of the discipleship conference to be held at the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, OH, on February 17-18, 2006. Keynote speakers are Jerry Bridges and Mark Dever. Attendees will learn how to pursue holiness and live as authentic Christians in the culture where God places them.
Conference sessions will be held at the church’s Westerville campus, located at 8225 Worthington-Galena Road. They begin at 7 p.m., Friday, February 17 and conclude at 5 p.m., Saturday, February 18. The cost is $50, which includes lunch on Saturday. The fee for college students is $25.
Saturday afternoon workshops will provide practical ways to live a holy life in the midst of today’s culture. Among them are: How Do Women Pursue Holiness in the 21st Century?, Alexis McElhinney, coordinator, Women’s Ministries, Grace Brethren Church of Columbus; Wanted: Holy Men in the 21st Century, Mike Stanley, coach, Crusader Football; Being Relevant in the 21st Century Without Compromising Personal Holiness, John McCollum, owner, Element Design Group; Pursuing Holiness While Building A Career, Josh Hartzler, licensed counselor, Grace Brethren Church of Columbus.
Also Is Holiness Possible In The Midst Of An Emotional Crisis?, Dr. Glenn McElhinney, director of counseling and discipleship, Grace Brethren Church of Columbus; Is There Anything Holy in the Arts?, Randy Kettering, Director of Arts and Media, Grace Brethren Church of Columbus; Holiness In Ministry Leaders, Pastor Jim Custer, Senior Pastor, Columbus Grace Brethren Church; and The Armor of God: Effective Holy Living, Ed DeZago, pastoral staff, Grace Brethren Church of Columbus.
Dr. Jerry Bridges is best-known for his book, The Pursuit of Holiness. Bridges has been on the staff of The Navigators since 1955. He also wrote the foreword to BMH Books’ newest release, Walking Like Jesus Did by Dr. Larry E. McCall (see www.bmhbooks.com).
Mark Dever is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He has authored several books and articles, including four editions of a booklet entitled Nine Marks of a Healthy Church and a full-length book of the same title.
For information call (614) 410-3222, x3567, opt. 2 or see www.gracebrethren.org/holiness.