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Coming to TGC17? Don’t Miss These Events!

The Gospel Coalition’s 2017 National Conference is right the around the corner. In addition to plenary talks and workshops, we’re proud to host a number of auxiliary events from our sponsors. Take a look and join one or more of these events.


Relentless: Gospel Courage in a Complex Culture (ERLC/TGC Pre-Conference)

Monday, April 3 
8:30 AM–12:00 PM
500 Ballroom

Sex. Politics. Race. Family. Freedom. Truth. The culture continues to shift on these issues. The church must be prepared for the future. So, what does it look like to apply the gospel to everyday life in a changing culture?

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is honored to host the TGC National pre-conference You’ll be equipped to understand how the gospel shapes our approach to the most pressing issues in our culture. You’ll be prepared to minister more effectively in your community. You’ll learn how to engage the culture without losing the gospel. 

With speakers including Russell Moore, Jen Wilkin, Crawford Loritts, Danny Akin, Nancy Guthrie, Kevin DeYoung, Jackie Hill Perry, Sam Allberry, Jason Cook, and more, the ERLC pre-conference is the perfect addition to enhance your 2017 TGC national conference experience. Register now!

‘Urban Hope’: Stimulating Urban Economy Through Non-Profit Partnership

Monday, April 3
11:30 AM
Room 139

Hopelessness abounds in the Birmingham, Alabama, suburb of Fairfield. White flight during integration, along with rising crime rates, loss of jobs, and loss of industry has created a dire situation. Because Jesus cares about the souls in Fairfield, one church and one non-profit organization are partnering to bring the hope of the gospel and economic stimulation to this city. How can the church leverage its wealth for ultimate missional reach in poor communities? Moderator: Jason Cook; Participants: Alton Hardy, Greg Mixon.

Acts 29 Interest Dinner (Free)

Monday, April 3
5:15 PM
Room 127–128

Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation. By partnering with The Gospel Coalition, we desire to connect with like-minded leaders who are interested in planting churches that plant churches. We will be providing a free dinner to the first 150 people who register here: http://a29.co/TGC-interest-dinner.

The Pastor and the Gospel

Monday, April 3
5:15 PM
500 Ballroom

This event, hosted by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a For The Church dinner and micro-conference at TGC17 featuring the following guest speakers: Russell Moore, Matt Carter, H. B. Charles, Owen Strachan, Trevin Wax, and Jared Wilson. Each speaker will be giving a short talk on The Pastor and the Gospel. Register here for your ticket: http://www.mbts.edu/ftcindy.

TGC Chapter Leaders Gathering (Hosted by TGC Indianapolis Chapter)

Monday, April 3
5:30 PM
Room 141

Grab your dinner from a local restaurant or concession and join us as we hear updates on regional chapters and an exhortation from founding TGC Council member Sandy Willson.

Missing Jesus—Letting the Struggles of Ministry Lead You Back to Your First Love

Tuesday, April 4 | 7:45 AM
Wednesday, April 5 | 7:45 AM
Capitol II (Westin Hotel)

It’s all too easy for the stresses and strains of ministry to wear us out. Designed for ministry leaders, this two-part series hosted by Serge will feature personal reflections from Bryan Chapell, Josiah Bancroft, and Patric Knaak about how the gospel transforms out hearts, even as we serve others. The cost is $25 for two meals and the program. Registration required via serge.org or the Serge exhibit booth.

Russian Gathering

Monday, April 3
6:00 PM
Room 136

A gathering for Russian-speaking folks and those who are interested in getting to know about ministry in Russia.

Can We Talk? How to Have Hard Conversations and Keep Loving One Another

Monday, April 3
9:15 PM
Room 137–138

In these fractured times, we desperately need wisdom to know how to talk about controversial issues as a family in Christ. The TGC women's initiatives team invites you to come and listen in as Kristie Anyabwile, Jackie Hill Perry, and Mary Willson grapple with this topic.

TGC Global Missions Networking Session

Monday, April 3
9:15 PM
Room 140

Interested in world missions? Please join TGC International Outreach for a networking session​ organized by world regions. Meet others working in your overseas field of interest and learn about church-building efforts around the world. Guest speaker Zane Pratt will open with a word about the power of collaboration on the mission field.

Premiere of ‘Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer’

Monday, April 3
9:15 PM
500 Ballroom

Celebrated as a hero and decried as a heretic, Martin Luther’s influence is still felt today. But who is this man, and how should we understand his legacy? Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the legendary Reformer, this new documentary shows us why Martin Luther still matters. www.lutherdocumentary.com

Dispatches from the Front, Episode 10 Premiere

Monday, April 3
9:15 PM
Room 105–106

From mega-cities in Arabia to refugee camps left in the wake of ISIS terror, The Fourth Man goes beyond the headlines in the Middle East to showcase the Gospel’s power to save, the mercy and love of believers, and their abiding joy as Christ walks through the fires of persecution with them.

Rooted Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry Coffee

Monday, April 3
9:15 PM  
Pennsylvania Station (Crowne Plaza Hotel)

The Rooted Coffee is a gathering for youth ministers to meet and build relationships with like-minded people. Cameron Cole, co-editor of Gospel Centered Youth Ministry (published in conjunction with TGC in 2015) and the Rooted team will be present to enjoy a time of connection and fellowship.

TGC Canada: Conversations with the Council

Monday, April 3
9:15 PM
Room 107

Last year a number of pastors met in Ottawa to form a Council and establish a distinctively Canadian movement. The result was the birth of The Gospel Coalition Canada, a movement that aims to foster gospel renewal across Canada. We invite you to join the Council for a time of conversation to hear more about what TGC Canada is doing across our country. We also hope it will be a time of fellowship for our Canadian friends here in Indianapolis.

The ROOTED Breakfast with Paul David Tripp

Tuesday, April 4
7:30 AM
Ballroom 7 & 8 (Marriott Hotel)

Thousands of families are struggling to care for children affected by neglect, abuse, and trauma. Please join Hope for Orphans and Paul Tripp for a breakfast to learn about the challenges facing adoptive and foster families, how your church can support them, and two new gospel-centered resources (ROOTED Gospel Driven Parenting for Struggling Families) designed to serve families both before and after adoption. Visit the Hope for Orphans booth to get your free ticket (seats limited).

Meet the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)

Tuesday, April 4
7:45 AM
Room 124

Join executive director David Powlison as he provides an introduction to CCEF's mission and ministry. He will share biblical counseling philosophy, a vision for the church, and the ways CCEF equips helpers through resources and training. Open Q&A to follow. Light breakfast provided. Note: Due to limited seating, RSVP is required at the CCEF exhibit booth.

Risk, Refugees, and Redemption: The Greatest Opportunity of Our Time

Tuesday, April 4
7:45 AM
Room 117

Come hear how can you go and serve refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, share the gospel, and also provide a useful skill to help them on the road ahead. (Hosted by ELIC and Pinnacle Teaching Solutions.)

Unlock the Potential of Your Missions Strategy (Presented by LRI)

Tuesday, April 4
7:45 AM
Room 116

Is your missions program lacking resounding influence? You’re not alone. Come hear from pastors who have launched worldwide movements. Hear what they did, how they did it, and why a strategy that’s not hyper-focused on the Word is destined to fall flat. Coffee and bagels provided. Hosted by Colin Smith.

Tim Keller, Richard Coekin, and Adam Mabry on Effective Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture

Tuesday, April 4
8:00 AM
Wabash 2

Come and hear three pastors of rapidly growing churches in largely secular cities answer your questions on how we can minister in ways that are faithful and fruitful in the Western world as it is today, and as it will be tomorrow. A free event, hosted by The Good Book Company.

‘Men and Their Work’: A Conversation on Unemployment and the Church

Tuesday, April 4
8:00 AM
Room 127

Humans flourish when they are actively obeying God’s charge of stewardship through the medium of healthy work. Working enables families to flourish and communities to rise. Not working has disastrous effects on the family, community, and the church. Poor and minority communities especially feel the effects of unemployment. This workshop will explore the dynamic of unemployment, particularly the declining amount of prime-aged men in the workforce, and offer helpful solutions for the church to engage the unemployed with hope that has the power to transform communities. Moderator: Matt Adair; Participants: Anthony Forrest, Derek Puckett, Jason Williams

CBMW Luncheon: Ministry in a Transgender Age

Tuesday, April 4
12:00 PM
Wabash 1

A panel lunch discussion with key evangelical leaders equipping the church to think biblically about transgenderism. Register at cbmw.org.

Five Pillars of Youth Ministry: Free Dinner from Rooted and Crossings featuring Cameron Cole

Tuesday, April 4
5:45 PM
Weber Grill
10 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Crossings Ministries and Rooted Ministries invite you to attend our free dinner. Cameron Cole, co-editor of Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry, will be speaking. Please RSVP at www.gocrossings.org/events or stop by the Crossings or Rooted exhibit booths for your free ticket. A limited number of tickets are available.

Mission to the World–Ways to Serve: The Gospel in Action

Tuesday, April 4
9:15 PM
Room 124

Our God of missions is on the move and opportunities abound to go and bring the gospel to the nations. You are invited to come and hear about ways you can serve—through internships, two-year terms, or career placements. Mobilizers from Mission to the World (PCA) will provide the resources you need to take the next step. Dessert provided—get it while it lasts!

Late Night with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Tuesday, April 4
9:15 PM
Wabash 2

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will host a gathering of alumni, prospective students, and friends. The evening will also include a university update and a panel discussion on “Evangelicals Today” with Don Carson and members of the Trinity community. Limited seating so please request a ticket at the Trinity booth in the exhibit hall.

Southern Seminary Late Night

Tuesday, April 4
9:30 PM
Room 127–128

Future students, alumni, and friends are invited to join Southern Seminary for an evening Q&A with Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. Dessert and coffee will be provided. One attendee will receive a $5,000 scholarship to Southern. Tickets are available at the SBTS exhibit booth, or you can RSVP at sbts.edu/tgc.

Southern Seminary — Future Doctoral Student Breakfast

Wednesday, April 5
7:30 AM
Room F & G (Marriott Hotel)

Southern Seminary invites you to join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation with doctoral studies faculty. If you are interested in doctoral-level programs in research or applied degrees, we are eager for you to come and learn more about Southern’s 125-year tradition of offering excellence in doctoral studies. Tickets are available at the SBTS exhibit booth, or you can RSVP at sbts.edu/tgc.

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