Earlier this Spring, Tim and I contemplated going to this conference in Baltimore put on by Sovereign Grace. Next is a conference of us young guys (and girls) and aims at preparing this generation for Gospel ministry.
The theme of this year’s conference promises to be a great one. Here’s the synopsis from the conference page:
We all base our lives on what we think God is like. We act on what we know—or believe we know—about God.
The question is whether what we believe about God is true.
Without realizing it, many of us give greater weight to traditions and emotions than to developing a solid foundation of belief. And when we do take time to study the underpinnings of our faith, we don’t connect it with daily life—we can’t seem to get our theology into everyday work and relationships, thoughts and actions.
This year at Next we’ll study some of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. We’ll ask, “What difference should these things make in the way we live?” As we consider who God is, what Jesus accomplished, how the Bible should guide us, how we grow as Christians, and how human history will end, we’ll press for real-life application.
If you are an attender at Atmosphere, you know that this ties in with what we are talking about this year in our What If? series. With speakers Josh Harris, Kevin DeYoung, Mark Dever, CJ Mahaney, DA Carson, and Jeff Purswell, Next should be amazing. If you have Memorial Day weekend free, I would encourage you to make the trip. Registration is $175, and worth it.
Also, if anyone has an extra $350 lying around and would like to sponsor Tim and myself to go… let us know!