This year's conference theme is "Reformation 500: Martin Luther and the Legacy of the Reformation." On Oct. 31, 1517 — 500 years ago — Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, sparking a reformation that understood salvation to be by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, under the authority of Scripture alone, and to the glory of God alone. The legacy of that reformation has continued down through the ages.
The conference kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 20, with Dr. Harry Reeder discussing "The Legacy of the Reformation." At 8:15 p.m., Dr. Reeder, Dr. Brian Cosby and Dr. Chuck Barrett will hold a Q&A panel. The conference continues Saturday at 9 a.m. with a men's breakfast, during which Dr. Reeder will discuss "The Leadership Dynamic." Sunday, October 21, sees a full day of workshops and worship, beginning at 9:30 a.m. For the full schedule and more information, visit the Wayside Presbyterian Church website.
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Speakers during the conference include:
- Dr. Derek Thomas, who serves as senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., was born and raised in Wales, UK. Dr. Thomas moved to the U.S., and now serves as professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries, visiting professor at Reformation Bible College, and is an author of a number of books, including "How The Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home."
- Dr. Harry Reeder serves as senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala. Moderator of the 38th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America, Dr. Reeder has written "From Embers to a Flame" and "The Leadership Dynamic," as well as numerous articles. He serves as a board member of Westminster Theological Seminary and a council member of the Gospel Reformation Network.
- The Rev. Joe Novenson serves as senior pastor of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A board member of Covenant Theological Seminary, Novenson has written for a number of publications, including "Tabletalk," The Gospel Coalition, "Reformed Quarterly," and he preaches and speaks across the country.
- Dr. Brian Cosby serves as senior pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, and adjunct professor at Belhaven University, Chattanooga. He is the author of over a dozen books and serves as the editorial director for the Gospel Reformation Network.
- Dr. Charles "Chuck" Barrett serves as associate pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church. Dr. Barrett has taught at the seminary level for over 10 years and currently teaches adjunct at Belhaven University. He has written for several publications, including the "Puritan Reformed Journal."