16 Mar 2018 Restore Conference Wrap-Up
Written by Cayce Finley
During the first weekend of March, 421 people from 34 different churches (downing over 570 cups of coffee!) came together for the 10th annual Restore Conference.
If you missed the conference or would like to view sessions you missed, all the keynote talks and breakout seminars are now available for streaming at restoreconference.org. You’ll also find session handouts to download and media from previous Restore Conferences.
Co-sponsored by Crosspoint Church and Clemson Presbyterian Church, the conference aims each year to equip the saints for ministry through biblical teaching on a relevant topic. Crosspoint Church members, Kirby and Marilyn Player have attended all ten Restore Conferences.
“As a believer, the opportunity to sit under rich teaching and practical discipleship at such a reasonable cost right in my backyard is priceless. My wife and I can’t imagine missing a Restore Conference. In fact, we haven’t missed one yet!” Kirby shared.
This year, attendees were equipped to cultivate godly affections through the spiritual disciplines.
As author of the Christian classic, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, the conference welcomed Dr. Donald Whitney from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as the keynote speaker. He challenged attendees to cultivate godly affections specifically focusing on prayer and meditation on Scripture.
Whitney taught keynote sessions over the weekend including:
- What are the spiritual disciplines?
- Praying the Scriptures Part I & II
- Meditating on the Scriptures
“Dr. Whitney’s teaching at this year’s conference was incredibly practical. It will impact my Bible reading and prayer life for years to come,” reflected Crosspoint member, Bob Fulmer.
In addition, eight breakout seminars taught by various area pastors and ministry leaders covered a wide range of topics from the doctrine sola scriptura to the discipline of fasting.
Daniel Vinton, a Clemson University graduate student and Crosspoint Church member attended the conference.
“Through the breakout sessions, God reminded me of His nature. It’s truly awesome that God has given us needy sinners the spiritual disciplines as ways to behold His excellencies leading us to love Him all the more,” Vinton said.
Partnership with local evangelical churches and campus ministries brings joy and encouragement to all who attend. Many enjoyed the “family reunion” feel as they freshly experienced God’s greater kingdom work in our community.
A special thank you to the over 100 volunteers who made this year’s conference run smoothly and successfully. Such an endeavor would never be possible with the faithful servants at both churches.