We are a community called to image Jesus Christ in his renewing of all things.

Renew Conference

The Sky Isn't Falling but The Door Is Opening

Renewing Our Engagement with Culture

Westminster Church holds the Renew Conference to explore the connections between theology and practice. "Renew" emphasizes our role as God's image bearers who are here to partner with him in his mission to bring renewal to the world through the living out of faith in Jesus the Messiah.

This year's conference is designed to equip you to engage with contemporary culture. Dr. Vincent Bacote (Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, IL) will be the keynote speaker for the weekend. Other speakers include Dr. Ruffin Alphin, senior Pastor at WRPC, Pat Hatch, Mission to North America Refugee & Immigrant Ministry Director, Leah Lewis, VCU Art School Graduate, Rev. Jeff Lee, Pastor for Reformed University Fellowship at CNU, and Dr. Mark Steiner, Associate Professor of Communications at CNU.

Conference Schedule

Friday Evening

6:30-6:45 Conference Opening
6:45-7:45 General Session 1 - Dr. Bacote
The Sky's Not Falling, but How Did We Get Here?
8:00-9:00 Breakout Seminars:
What if Immigrants are the answers to our prayers?
Vocation: our calling to serve God






Saturday Morning

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 General Session 2 -Dr. Bacote
Taking Courage: Facing Dark, Lingering Challenges
9:45-10:45 Breakout Seminars:
What if Immigrants are the answers to our prayers?
A Way Forward: Christian Community after the Election
Negotiating with Technology
Living in the tension between what is and what ought to be
11:00-12:00 General Session 3 -Dr. Bacote
The Doorway to Our Opportunity for Public, Faithful Service










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