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Register Today for The 2014 Regent College Pastors' Conference

March 12, 2014
As pastors, we particularly need to think about how we help the church connect the gospel with holy character and responsible, ethical decision-making.

Regent College is pleased to announce the 2014 Regent College Pastors’ Conference from May 6-9, 2014. The theme for this year’s event is “Transformation the Gospel Way: Cultivating Christ-like Persons of Holy Character and Faithful Ethical Action.”

Christians are called to live by the gospel. The good news of Jesus Christ is meant to form and focus our lives, transforming people into the image of Christ, setting us apart from the culture at large. Or, to say it another way, life in Christ ought to bring about real moral formation. Yet, many Christians today seem to lack ethical seriousness. They feel no tension, let alone contradiction, between their Christian confession and the culture they inhabit. When difficult choices arise, they demonstrate a low level of commitment to Scriptural teaching and often default to the norms of their environment. And among those Christians who do take holiness seriously, many do so in a way that is disconnected from the gospel and their union with Christ by the Spirit. Their pursuit of holiness becomes legal rather than evangelical, and can often end in despair.

The gospel challenges both flaccid compliance with the majority culture of the day and joyless legalistic adherence to a prescribed standard of holiness. As pastors, we particularly need to think about how we help the church connect the gospel with holy character and responsible, ethical decision-making. During the 2014 Regent College Pastors’ Conference, we want to help pastors reframe the call to discipleship so that formation and transformation become an outflow of our participation in the triune God, producing an attractive, vivid, and effective pattern of faithfulness that reflects his desire for us to be truly human persons, ‘fully alive’, bearers of the beauty of his holiness.

Theme

Transformation the Gospel Way: Cultivating Christ-like Persons of Holy Character and Faithful Ethical Action

Speakers

Mark Buchanan, Mariam Kamell, Rikk Watts, Keith Krull, Soohwan Park, Jonathan Wilson, and Kevin Boonstra. Hosted by Ross Hastings.

Dates

May 6-9, 2014

Registration

Register before March 14 and save (discounts available for full-time students, seniors, and alumni). Registration closes April 24.

Location

Regent College

More Information

Find more details and register here.

For more information contact:
Trish Pattenden
Assistant to VP, Conferences Coordinator
604.221.3321 or 604.221.3377