February 28, 2012 by
The Next 2012 conference, happening May 26–29 in Orlando, Florida, is coming up quickly. We're excited to announce the final list of speakers, whose sessions will all address various aspects of the church and its place in the world and in your life. The speakers and their topics are:
"The Church and Disappointment"
C.J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries in their mission to establish and support local churches.
"The Church and Friendship"
"The Church and Holiness"
Kevin DeYoung pastors University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, and is the co-author of What is the Mission of the Church?
"The Church and the Purpose of God"
Jeff Purswell is the dean of the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College and the editor of Bible Doctrine.
Matt Chandler is a lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, and is the author of The Explicit Gospel.
Ian McConnell leads Grace Bible Church in northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jared Mellinger is the senior pastor of Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.
Worship for the conference will be led by Bob Kauflin and the Na Band.
In addition to the sessions, Next offers a great location in Rosen Shingle Creek. This facility incorporates meeting spaces, hotel rooms, and leisure activities all in one location in sunny Florida.
Registration costs are $150 for an individual or $225 for a married couple. Register now to reserve your spot at the very last Next conference!
February 27, 2012 by
Our February Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, so take this opportunity to stock up on discounted resources.
Some books are up to 20% off, Sovereign Grace CDs are $6, MP3 download sets and single songs are 20% off, and audio messages are 50% off. Also, we are offering boxes of 100 song sampler CDs at 50% off.
Check out some featured resources that are on sale this month, and visit www.SovereignGraceStore.com to take advantage of those deals and many more.
February 22, 2012 by
Categories: India | International
Several weeks ago, a group of members from six Sovereign Grace churches participated in a twelve-day medical missions trip to India. The team worked with pastors in India and ran several medical camps, serving a total of around 2,500 patients during their time in India. Here’s an update from Steve Bickel, the pastor who led the trip:
We served...doing medical camps both in Ahmedabad and the southern foothills of the state of Gujarat, even going to a few remote areas where the gospel either hasn't been heard and/or there had never been medical camps before....
The team averaged around four hours of sleep per night and the amount of traveling was intense. We traveled mostly by bus and SUV for a total of over 30 hours while in the country. God’s grace and mercy truly allowed us to work those long hours together and to see about 2,500 total patients. We saw many conditions from snake bites to leprosy, HIV to scabies, lice to ear infections....
We are thankful for the opportunity we had to serve in India and also for some, the opportunity to see and experience a new culture. Most importantly though, we were able to help local leaders and pastors spread the Good News, by “softening the ground” for these pastors to go back in the villages and preach the gospel and start new churches.
Praise God for this fruitful trip! Along with Steve, we are grateful for the opportunity this team had to serve the practical needs of the people in India and help pave the way for future gospel ministry.
Photo by Flickr user mckaysavage, licensed under a Creative Commons license.
February 17, 2012 by
Sovereign Grace Music has been producing music for local churches for 25 years, and they now have their own YouTube and Vimeo channels. You can subscribe to either channel and keep up to date on song videos, footage taken during album recordings, song tutorials for musicians, and interviews related to worship and music. Recently they've been posting videos from The Gathering, along with updates on the album they're currently working on, From Age to Age.
Below is a video from The Gathering, featuring Pat Sczebel singing "Now Why This Fear," originally written by Augustus Toplady and updated by Doug Plank:
February 8, 2012 by
Together for the Gospel 2012 is coming up April 10–12 in Louisville, Kentucky. This year's conference will include panel discussions on a variety of issues facing pastors today. The discussion topics are listed below, and you can watch a video introducing one by clicking on the links.
Celebrity Pastor: Indecent Exposure?
Thabiti Anyabwile, Carl Trueman, C.J. Mahaney, David Platt
Moderated by Ligon Duncan
Contextualization: Lost in Translation?
Matt Chandler, Kevin DeYoung, Al Mohler, Thabiti Anyabwile
Moderated by Mark Dever
Preaching: Is There a Plan B?
Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever, C.J. Mahaney
Moderated by Al Mohler
Complementarianism: Essential or Expendable?
Russell Moore, Greg Gilbert, John Piper
Moderated by Ligon Duncan
Inerrancy: Did God Really Say...?
Simon Gathercole, Peter Williams, Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, John Piper
Moderated by Mark Dever
Gay Marriage: Now What?
Mark Dever and Al Mohler
February 1, 2012 by
Our annual February Sale is back, and many of the items at our store are discounted. Some books are up to 20% off, Sovereign Grace CDs are $6, MP3 download sets and single songs are 20% off, and audio messages are 50% off. Also, we are offering boxes of 100 song sampler CDs at 50% off. Here are a few deals to take note of:
You can take advantage of sales on these items and many more at www.SovereignGraceStore.com. All sales continue while supplies last.