Standing Firm in an Age of Spiritual Crisis
October 1-2, 2010
Cheyenne Reformation Conference
The Cheyenne Reformation Conference exists to advance the truths of the Protestant Reformation, present the greatness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage a reawak- ening to the holiness of God. Annually, the conference seeks to draw world- class scholars who can lead listeners to a fuller understanding of the truths and riches of Holy Scripture.
Many American Protestant denominations and churches trace their roots to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. While some of these denominations and churches invoke memories of this heritage, many evangelical churches have rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ confessed by the reformers to declare a message of self-esteem and self-improve- ment instead of declaring our need to be rescued from sin and death. The Cheyenne Reformation Conferece is hosting a forum in which this crisis will be examined and discussed. Dr. Scott Clark will consider some of the present day views and misunderstandings of the gospel and equip evangelicals to stand firm with the good news delivered once for all to the saints. If you attend, you will see that the Bibical faith of the reformers has a vital theology, piety and practice which emphasizes the preaching of the Word, sacraments, prayer, love of God and love of neighbor over self-centered improvement techniques. Join us this fall for a time of fel- lowship, prayer and Bible study as we look at the essential elements of the Christian faith.
Dr. R. Scott Clark
Professor of Church History and Historical Theology – Westminster Seminary, California, Dr. Clark has taught at Westminster Seminary California since 1997. During that time, he also served as Academic Dean (1997-2000), and taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary at Jackson and Concordia University at Irvine. He has authored several books and hosts the Heidelblog and the Office Hours Broadcast. He has been a minister in the Reformed Church in the United States and is presently a minister in the United Reformed Church in North America. He has served congregations in Missouri and California. Presently, he is Associate Pas- tor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church where he preaches and teaches regularly. B. A. University of Nebraska; M.Div. West- minster Seminary California; D.Phil. Oxford University.
Friday, October 1
6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30-7:45 – Session #1
Crisis in the Evangelical Church
Evangelical churches are in a cri- sis. There is no consensus on Scripture, God, humanity, Christ, sin, salvation, church, or last things. Indeed, the very defini- tion of the word evangelical is in grave doubt. Some of the chal- lenges facing evangelicals and ways to resolve the crisis will be discussed.
Saturday, October 2
8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00-10:15 – Session #2
The Joy of Being Reformed
Because Reformed worship, theology, piety, and practice are so different from the prevailing American approaches, Reformed churches have often been tempted to try to look like everyone else. That is a mistake. There are good reasons to be different and this session will look at five of them.
10:30-11:45 – Session #3
The Pattern of being Reformed
It is widely held today that anyone who believes in predestination is “Reformed” and that there are many definitions of the word “Reformed.” In contrast, Dr. Clark will make the case that the Reformed faith is Biblical. It entails much more than just the doc- trine of predestination; it includes a theology, piety, and practice.
12:00-12:45 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Q & A session
2:00 p.m. – Conference ends
Lord’s Day, October 3
We extend a warm invitation to all visitors to worship with us. Dr. Clark will be preaching at our 10:30 a.m. service.