A conference on Reformed theology – open to the public without charge – will be held October 28-30 in the new sanctuary of Church Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Charleston, SC.
Three speakers will be featured: Dr. Rod Mays, the Rev. Carl Robbins, and Church Creek member Tim Lowry.
Dr. Mays is the national coordinator of Reformed University Ministries, which focuses on college students. An adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, Mays is co-author of Things That Cannot Be Shaken.
Rev. Robbins is senior pastor of Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville, SC, and is the pastor-teacher for the radio ministry “The Presbyterian Pulpit.”
Lowry, a professional storyteller who has spoken coast to coast, will introduce each of the six sessions with true stories of literal slaves to God who modeled Christ’s command to love one another.
“The 2011 Charleston Reformation Theology Conference is both a celebration of God’s grace to his children and a commemoration of the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation,” says conference coordinator Ray Scott.
“The Protestant Reformation was and still is a call to proclaim the Scriptural answers to life’s greatest issues: first and foremost: How is God to be glorified? and secondly, How am I – how can I be – righteous before God, now and when I stand before Him as the Great Judge?”
Friday’s session begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday there is a 9 a.m. breakfast session for church leaders and a 6 p.m. session for all. Three sessions are slated for Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m.
A more complete schedule is available at www.church-creek.org. along with information on how to RSVP for Saturday morning’s breakfast.
Church Creek PCA, served by the Rev. John Olson, is located in Charleston’s West Ashley area off Highway 61, a short distance from Middleton and Magnolia gardens. The address is 2234 Plainview Road, Charleston, SC 29407.
The new sanctuary, dedicated in August 2011, was designed in a style reminiscent of 18th century houses of worship. Through its architecture, the members deliberately chose to emphasize their historic heritage, particularly their commitment to the Scriptures and the doctrines of the Reformed faith.
Scott said those doctrines “emphasize that justification from God is by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone, and does not depend in any way upon man’s will or works.”