Reformation Worship Conference Schedule


October 12-15, 2017


“Celebrating the Reformation and Worship: Renewed Churches”



THURSDAY, October 12th   


10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Conference check-in                                                                                                   


1:00 p.m. Opening Worship: Preaching by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey                                                                  


2:30 p.m. – Combined Session: Dr. Carl Trueman: “Learning about Reforming Worship from Martin Luther”                      

3:45 p.m. – Workshops 

Dr. Steven Lawson: “How the Reformers Reformed Preaching: Still Needed?”  (1)

Dr. Carl Trueman: Learning about Reforming Worship from the Anglican Reformation”


5:00 p.m. – Workshops

Dr. Scott Manetsch: “Reformation of Ministry in Geneva” (1)                                                    

Dr. T. David Gordon: “Measuring Today’s Worship by the Past” (1)                                                   

Dr. Terry Johnson: “The Reformation of the Sabbath Service” (1)


6:00 p.m. – Dinner                                                                                                                                               


7:15 p.m. - Evening Worship: Preaching by Dr. Neil Stewart                                                            



FRIDAY, October 13th


9:00 a.m. - Morning Worship: Preaching by Rev. Dr. Terry Johnson


10:00 a.m. - Workshops

Dr. T. David Gordon: “The Reformation, Scripture, and Preaching”                                                   

Rev. Tim Challies: “Older, Rested, and Still Reforming”

Dr. Terry Johnson: “How Reformation Patterns Can Help Your Worship” (1)     


11:05 a.m. - Workshops

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey: “Time to End the Reformation?”

Dr. Steven Lawson: “Would (and Why?) Calvin or Knox fill churches today?” (1)                            

Dr. Neil Stewart: “Reformation and True Spirituality (1)”                                    


12:00 p.m. – Lunch (all) and Forum: “Guttenberg All Over Again”: Tim Challies and T. David Gordon


1:40 p.m. – Workshops                                                                                                                                       

Dr. T. David Gordon: “Measuring Today’s Worship by the Past” (2)

Dr. Neil Stewart: “Understanding History: In the Grip of Tender Omnipotence” (1)

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn: “Westminster and the Reformation of Worship” (1)   


2:45 p.m. – Lecture: Dr. Scott Manetsch: “Lessons Learned from Calvin’s Reform of the Church”

Fellowship Break at the Pavilion


4:00 p.m. - Workshops

Dr. Mark Ross: “The Reformation of Prayer” (1)                                                                                

Dr. Steven Lawson: “How the Reformers Reformed Preaching: Still Needed?” (2)

Dr. Scott Manetsch “Reformation of Ministry in Geneva” (2)


5:05 p.m. - Workshops

Rev. Tim Challies: “Teaching the Next Gen about the Reformation Gen”                 

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn: “Westminster and the Reformation of Worship” (2)

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey: “Reformation Trivia . . . that is not Trivial”                      


6:00 p.m. – Dinner                                                                                                                                               


7:00 p.m. – Evening Worship: Preaching by Dr. Steven Lawson



SATURDAY, October 14th  


9:00 a.m. – Workshops                                                                                                                                       

Dr. Mark Ross: “The Reformation of Prayer” (2)                                                              

Dr. Neil Stewart: “Understanding History: In the Grip of Tender Omnipotence” (2)                                                    

Dr. Steven Lawson “Would (and Why?) Calvin or Knox fill churches today?” (2)


10:00 a.m. – Lecture: Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn: “Westminster and Preaching”


11:00 a.m. – Closing Worship: Preaching by Dr. Mark Ross   



SUNDAY, October 15th    


9:45 a.m. – A Combined Class at Midway: Dr. Mark Ross


11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship: Dr. W. Robert Godfrey preaching


6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship: Dr. Steven Lawson preaching