Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its fourth annual Baptist Distinctives Series conference on September 25-26, 2008. This year’s topic is “Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church.” The conference will explore the biblical foundations for the New Testament church as expressed in the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. Topics will include the autonomy of the local church, church governance, church officers, ordinances, denominationalism, the local and universal church, and the mission of the church. Several Baptist theologians, historians, and pastors will be leading the conference, including Paige Patterson, James Leo Garrett, Keith Eitel, Malcolm Yarnell, Emir Caner, and Byron McWilliams. Our hope is that pastors, laypeople, and students alike will be challenged and encouraged by this discussion of ecclesiology and Baptist history.
The conference will be hosted at the Riley Center at Southwestern, located on the southeast corner of campus at 1701 W. Boyce Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76115. Early registration costs $50, and $25 for students through September 11. After September 11, registration increases by $25. For more information, schedule, and online registration, click on the image above or call 817-923-1921 ext 2440.