Registration For TGC's 2020 Women's Conference Is Now Open

April 01 - 03, 2019

Indianapolis, IN

AUXILIARY GATHERINGS

We are pleased to partner with more than twenty organizations who are hosting public auxiliary gatherings during The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference. Some of these events require advance registration. Please read the listing below to learn more about each gathering. These details will be also be listed in the conference program that you will receive when you check-in. 

 

CBMW Luncheon: The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism with Kevin DeYoung

What beauty is missed when biblically broad complementarianism is neglected? Is complementarianism to be narrowly acknowledged in the church and the home and nowhere else? Or does biblical complementarity involve a more comprehensive vision for male and female? Join us for lunch to hear Kevin DeYoung reflect on God’s creative purposes for us as male and female as he considers the theme, “The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism.”

The first 500 registrants will receive a free copy of 50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem along with Gender: A Conversation Guide for Parents and Pastors by Brian Seagraves and Hunter Leavine as well as Men and Women: Equal Yet Different by Alexander Strauch. This event is sponsored by Cedarville University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Crossway, The Good Book Company, and Lewis & Roth Publishing.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Location: 500 Ballroom

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Reformation Heritage Books & Media Gratiae: World Premiere of the “Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God” Documentary

The first ever showing of the feature-length documentary on the Puritans and the spirit of Puritanism from Media Gratiae and Reformation Heritage Books. Featuring Al Mohler, Conrad Mbewe, Geoff Thomas, Gloria Furman, Ian Hamilton, Jeremy Walker, J.I. Packer, Joel Beeke, John MacArthur, John Piper, John Snyder, Kevin DeYoung, Leland Ryken, Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever, Michael Reeves, Rosaria Butterfield, Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, and Steven Lawson.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 – 11:30 PM

Location: 500 Ballroom

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TGC & Small Town Summits: Why We Love the Small Places: Cultivating a Gospel-Centered Vision for Small-Town/Rural Ministry

Despite rapid global urbanization, many millions around the world still live in small towns and rural areas. God calls us to love these places, to see them as both more delightful and more desperately needy than our wider culture does. If you’re moving toward ministry, please join us to consider the possibility that God may call you to a small place. If you’re currently ministering in a small place, come be encouraged and help us cultivate a gospel-centered vision for small-place ministry.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 234

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Acts 29: Church Planting Among the Unreached
The crying need around the world is for healthy churches to be making disciples, especially in places where the light of the gospel is dim. How do we see the gospel advance in places where the culture and context seem so opposed to the cause of Christ? By churches planting churches. Come hear a vision for making known the gospel of Christ through his church in some of the most challenging of places in this world.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 – 10:30 PM

Location: Room 210

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TGC Indianapolis Chapter: “Rethinking Church and Politics” with Jonathan Leeman

How should Christians think about their relationship with politics as American culture moves away from certain moral Christian principles? When should pastors address politics? How do we help our members share the Lord’s Supper with people who voted differently in the last election? Join TGC Indy for a time of learning and Q&A during the TGC National Conference with Jonathan Leeman, author of How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age.

Day and Time: Monday, April 1, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 234

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Westminster Theological Seminary Dessert Hour

Come enjoy dessert and ask any questions that you might have for Westminster. Questions about theology, admissions, our curriculum, etc. Drs. K. Scott Oliphint, John Currie, Jonathan Gibson, & David B. Garner will be available to answer questions along with WTS admissions counselors.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 – 10:15 PM

Location: Room 234

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: The Parables of Jesus

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will allow conference attendees to earn up to 3 hours of academic course credit by taking Dr. Jonathan Pennington’s signature course on the parables of Jesus (23000 CT) at the 2019 gathering in Indianapolis, IN. Students are required to attend the entirety of the TGC National Conference from Monday, April 1, 2019, through Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Additionally, students will attend pre-conference lectures with the professor on March 31 and April 1.

Day and Time: Sunday, March 31, 6:00 – 10:00 PM and Monday, April 1, 9:00 – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 233

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Indianapolis Theological Seminary: Starting a Seminary with a Few Clark Kents and No Superman: Restoring Pastoral Formation to Local Churches

Indianapolis Theological Seminary started 4 years ago with no money, no denominational backing, no big church, and no big name. This gathering will feature why and how the school began and keys to success so far, followed by an extended time of Q&A/dialogue. Helpful resources will also be made available.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 PM

Location: Room 131

No Advance Registration Required

 

The Gospel Coalition: Conversations with Asian American Leaders

What is the current state and the future of Asian American churches? Where are we and where are we going? What would it look like for Asian Americans to contribute to the larger evangelical world in their own unique ways? Join us as we discuss the reality of who we are as Asian American Christians and the potential for the future of evangelicalism through the participation of Asian Americans.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 210

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The Gospel Coalition: What is TGC’s Women’s Training Network?

Do you desire women to be better equipped in studying God’s Word for their own growth and service in God’s kingdom? Then come hear the vision behind TGC’s Women’s Training Network! The team will share the WTN vision and explain how you can be involved by hosting or attending an upcoming event.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Location: Room 233

No Advance Registration Required

 

EFCA: Pastors and Leaders Gathering

All those in EFCA ministries/churches, please join us for a morning of fellowship and encouragement. This will be an edifying beginning to your day with others from your EFCA family. A light breakfast will be included. 

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 – 8:45 AM 

Location: Room 131

No Advance Registration Required

 

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Late Night Gathering – Thinking in Public (Live with Albert Mohler)

Join us for a live recording of Thinking in Public with Albert Mohler and Jonathan Leeman. Each attendee will receive a Southern Seminary mug and be entered to win a library of 100 books from Southern Seminary faculty.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 – 10:30 PM 

Location: Room 135-137

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The Good Book Company: The Dignity Revolution Q+A with Russell Moore, Daniel Darling, and Guests

Christians are called to the everyday quiet revolution of treating every human with dignity, because every human is a divine image-bearer. Ask questions and hear discussion on issues relating to our shared imago dei—abortion, end-of-life, race, refugees, technology and, yes, politics—and how ordinary Christians can make a difference­.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Location: Room 234

No Advance Registration Required

 

TEDS: Alumni & Friends Dessert Reception

Trinity International University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School welcome all alumni and friends to a complimentary dessert reception. Join us for a time of fellowship and a few brief updates about the university.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 PM

Location: Room 143-144

No Advance Registration Required

 

Rooted Ministry: Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry Coffee

The Rooted Coffee is a gathering for youth ministers for the sake of fellowship and conversation. Cameron Cole, editor of Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry (published in conjunction with TGC) and the Rooted team will be present to exchange ideas, pray, and enjoy a time of connection and fellowship.

Day and Time: Monday, April 1, 9:00 PM  

Location: Room 237

Register at the Rooted Ministry Booth in the Exhibit Hall

 

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: For the Church at TGC with 9Marks

How do denominations and ecclesiastical distinctives help divided Christians remain united? Two Baptists (Jason K. Allen and Jonathan Leeman), a Presbyterian (Ligon Duncan), and an Anglican (Sam Allberry) will consider that question at For the Church at TGC. 

Day and Time: Monday, April 1, 9:00 – 10:30 PM

Location: 500 Ballroom

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The Gospel Coalition Canada: Canadian Meet Up

Come to meet other Canadian leaders and to join a discussion concerning how the Gospel is growing across Canada and how the Canadian church can face upcoming challenges in our country over the coming years.

Day and Time: April 1, 9:00 PM

Location: Room 233

No Advance Registration Required

 

The Gospel Coalition: Global Missions Networking Session

Interested in world missions? Please join TGC 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 Mack Stiles will open with a short message: How to Send and be Sent: The Role of the Local Church in Global Mission

Day and Time: April 1, 9:00 PM

Location: Room 131

No Advance Registration Required

 

China Partnership: Stand with China in Prayer

As persecution increases, the church in China is asking its American brothers and sisters to stand with it in prayer. Will you join? China Partnership invites you to spend an hour united in supplication for China before the throne of grace. Join John Piper, Paul Tripp, Stephen Um, Bryan Chappell, Julius Kim, and Tim Keller as China Partnership leads attendees through six intentional movements of prayer for the Chinese church. Including six special guest Chinese pastors who will participate in leading prayer.

Day and Time: Monday, April 1, 9:00 – 10:15 PM

Location: Room 140-142

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The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary: Get to Know Southeastern at TGC19

Join our President, Dr. Danny Akin, and meet Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) for breakfast on April 2, 2019, from 7:30-8:45 am! Many faculty and staff members will also be present who want to get to know your story and introduce you to SEBTS. Additionally, representatives for our Ph.D. programs and other graduate programs will be available to provide you with any information you would like about studying with SEBTS. Breakfast will be available to the first 100 registrants.  

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 – 8:45 AM

Location: Room 237

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Acts 29: Interest Lunch 

By partnering with TGC this year, our desire is to connect with like-minded leaders who are interested in planting churches that plant churches. Come hear Acts 29 leaders talk about the vision behind our global family and ways you can get involved and join the mission. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions to Acts 29 pastors and leaders at this time.

Day and Time: April 2, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 131

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Gospel Ministry in Russia: New Challenges and Opportunities

God is doing His saving work in Russia. Many people do not know what modern Russia is like, what real challenges the Evangelical Church has faced and what new perspectives are opening up lately. The seminar will be presented by one of the famous evangelical ministers of Russia – pastor, theologian, and radio host – Evgeny Bakhmutsky

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 201

No Advance Registration Required

 

Doxology & Theology

Join Matt Boswell and other leaders for a time of discussion on current challenges in the pursuit of Christ-centered worship services.

Day and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 9:15 PM

Location: Room 138-139

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