Reformation & Worship Conference

Reformation & Worship Conference

. . . the Return of the Reformation and Worship Conference (R&WC)

For many years, we happily presented an annual Reformation Worship Conference each October. It was a highlight for many of you to attend and a joy for us to host. Due to Covid, we cancelled this conference in 2020 and 2021; neither did we host it in 2022, thinking that our course for this unique ministry initiative had been completed.


However, we are delighted to announce that this conference is returning—and also that we have formed a collaboration with the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA to alternate hosting this event in the future, rotating between our churches every other year. This year’s conference is a celebration of the centennial of J. Gresham Machen’s classic Christianity and Liberalism. Our conference will draw on that title, using his initial title and adding a twist. Our Oct. 19-22, 2023 conference theme is “Christianity or Modernism.”

We believe those are the two options for worship and our churches yet. We are at a crossroads and need some of the finest teachers and thinkers to lead us ahead.

It is no wonder, then, that liberalism is totally different from Christianity, for the foundation is different. Christianity . . . bases upon the Bible both its thinking and its life. Liberalism on the other hand is founded upon the shifting emotions of sinful men. . . . naturalistic liberalism is not Christianity at all. – J. Gresham Machen

Already, we have been broadening our conference scope a bit. We will always be a gathering that stresses, equips, models, and glories in Reformation Worship—and we will also host some of the most outstanding preachers and teachers of our day who share those views.

So, please save the date, spread the word, and look for registration to open on March 15. We will keep the registration costs low and hope to have a conference that you love and will pass on to your circle of friends.

This year’s conference will add features such as:

  • A podcast huddle, as some of the finest podcasters join us.
  • An embedded sub-conference for college students.
  • A track for pastors.
  • Collaboration with other like-minded reform ministries.
  • And Reformation Heritage Books will bring back its superb bookstore. 

Please plan to join us, and I wish to express my thanks to so many of you who have encouraged the return of this unique conference. I plan to do that personally when I see you in October.

Join us to hear sermons and teaching by W. Robert Godfrey, Carl Trueman, Terry Johnson, Kent Butterfield, Chad Van Dixhoorn, Neil Stewart, David Strain and others, while also enjoying rich and reverent worship. When you see the brochure, I think you’ll not want to miss this. Please join us.

The type of religion which rejoices in the pious sound of traditional phrases, regardless of their meanings, or shrinks from “controversial” matters, will never stand amid the shocks of life. In the sphere of religion, as in other spheres, the things about which men are agreed are apt to be the things that are least worth holding; the really important things are the things about which men will fight. – J. Gresham Machen

Why not plan to bring a group or scholarship your pastor or several students to attend this vitally important and thoroughly beneficial conference?


Yours in Christ,

David Hall & Terry Johnson