GPTS Conference 2017

Plan Now to Celebrate the Reformation's 500th Anniversary with Us — March 14-16, 2017

Mark your calendar now for the 2017 Greenville Seminary Spring Theology Conference. The conference will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation under the theme “Trumpet Call: 500 years of Gospel Freedom.” Planned lectures and speakers include:

  • Luther’s Providential God (Dr. Robert Kolb)
  • Luther’s Preaching on the Parables (Dr. Robert Kolb)
  • The Law as Friend and Foe in the Theology of Luther (Dr, Michael Whiting)
  • Luther on Life without Dichotomy (Dr. James McGoldrick)
  • The “Solas” of the Reformation (Dr. Michael Morales, Rev. Cliff Blair, Dr. Joseph Pipa, Dr. Joel Beeke, et al)

Watch this page for more details and registration opportunities in the near future.

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Tuesday : March 8

9:00 - 10:45
Open House at Greenville Seminary

11:00 - 11:45
Pre-Conference Chapel at Greenville Seminary: Dr. Conrad MBewe Preaching

11:00 - 1:00
Registration Table Open at Woodruff Rd, PCA


1:00 - 1:15
Conference Welcome and Announcements

1:15 - 2:30
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  • GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE
  • DR. JOSEPH PIPA
  • President and Professor of Systematic & Homiletic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

3:00 - 4:15
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  • GAY MARRIAGE: RIGHT OR WRONG?
  • MR. GARY BATES
  • CEO of Creation Ministries International; and author of Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection and Gay Marriage: Right or Wrong?

4:15 - 4:45
QUESTION AND ANSWER

5:00 - 6:30
DINNER BREAK (CATERED)

7:00 - 8:30
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  • THE MAKER’S INSTRUCTIONS*
  • DR. IAN HAMILTON
  • Pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in England, a Scotsman, member of the GPTS Board of Trustees.


Wednesday : March 9

9:00 - 10:15
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  • NURTURING SEXUAL INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE
  • DR. JOEL BEEKE
  • President and professor of Systematic Theology at Puritan Seminary, and pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation.

10:35 - 11:50
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  • FREE AT LAST!: COUNSELING THOSE DOMINATED BY THE SIN OF PORNOGRAPHY
  • DR. KEVIN BACKUS
  • Pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church, Grand Island, NY, and professor of Biblical Counseling at Western Reformed Seminary.

12:00 - 1:45
LUNCH BREAK (CATERED)

1:45 - 3:00
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  • FAMILY WORSHIP IN THE REFORMED TRADITION
  • DR. BENJAMIN SHAW
  • Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

3:30 - 4:30
PANEL DISCUSSION

4:30 - 7:00
DINNER BREAK (NOT CATERED)

7:00 - 8:30
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  • GOD’S NURSERY*
  • Dr. Joseph A. Pipa
  • President and Professor of Systematic & Homiletic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Thursday : March 10

9:00 - 10:15
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  • BIBLICAL WISDOM FOR COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
  • DR. RICHARD PHILLIPS
  • Senior minister of the historic Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.

10:35 - 11:50
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  • THE LIFE AND THEOLOGY OF JOHN OWEN: A 400TH ANNIVERSARY APPRECIATION
  • DR. RYAN MCGRAW
  • Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

11:50 - 12:15
QUESTION AND ANSWER

* Tuesday and Wednesday evening lectures are open to the public and will be webcast live courtesy of Sermonaudio.com

GPTS Conference 2016
ON-SITE / ONE DAY REGISTRATION

Conference Pre-Registration is NOW CLOSED. On-site registration will be available, beginning Tuesday, March 8th at 11am.

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TRANSPORTATION

Greenville (SC) is convenient for driving from many locations in the Southeast U.S. For those who would like to fly, Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l (GSP) is an excellent regional airport only minutes away from the Seminary and the conference site. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is approximately 1 1/2 hours from the Greenville area and is easily accessible via I-85.

DIRECTIONS

Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, Greenville is approximately 21/2 hours from Atlanta (GA), 11/2 hours from Charlotte, Asheville (NC), and Columbia (SC). Greenville is easily accessible from Charlotte or Atlanta via I-85, from Columbia via I-26/385, and from Asheville via I-26 and US-25. Greenville is approximately 515 miles from Washington, 650 miles from Philadelphia and 710 miles from Chicago.

LOCATION

The Spring Theology Conference 2016 will take place at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church.

The conference will be held at
Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church
2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681

The Seminary is located at
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
200 East Main Street, Taylors, SC 29687

HOST HOMES

A limited number of local families are providing housing on a "space available" basis during the conference dates. These are for the use of ministers or prospective Greenville Seminary students. Please email conf_housing@gpts.edu to request housing and describe your needs. Housing will not include transportation to/from the conference or to/from the airport or other transportation.

ACCOMMODATIONS


  • WINGATE*

  • 33 Beacon Drive
  • Greenville, SC 29615
  • (864) 281 1281
  • Double Rooms: $89 (+ tax)
  • Includes breakfast
  • Confirm By 2/8/2016
  • 6.7 miles from Conference
  • CROWNE PLAZA*

  • 851 Congaree Road
  • Greenville, SC
  • (864) 297 6300
  • Double/King Rooms: $129 (+ tax) per night
  • Confirm By 1/31/2016
  • 5.5 miles from Conference
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

  • 1036 Woodruff Road
  • Greenville, SC 29607
  • (864) 678 5555
  • 4.7 miles from Conference
  • DRURY HOTELS*

  • 10 Carolina Point
  • Greenville, SC
  • (864) 288 4401
  • Queen: $185 (+ Breakfast)
  • (+ tax) per night
  • Confirm By 2/5/2016
  • 4.5 miles from Conference
  • MAINSTAY SUITES*

  • 2671 Dry Pocket Road
  • Greenville, SC 29607
  • (864) 987 5566
  • Queen: $79
  • (+ tax) per night
  • Includes breakfast
  • Confirm By 2/16/2016
  • 6.5 miles from Conference
  • HILTON GREENVILLE

  • 45 W. Orchard Park Drive
  • Greenville, SC
  • (864) 232 4747
  • 6.9 miles from Conference
  • BEST WESTERN*

  • 5009 Pelham Road
  • Greenville, SC 29615
  • (864) 297 5353
  • Double: $63
  • (+ tax) per night
  • Confirm By 2/23/2016
  • 5.8 miles from Conference
  • LAQUINTA*

  • 31 Old Country Road
  • Greenville, SC 29607
  • (864) 297 3500
  • Double Rooms: $65
  • (+ tax) per night
  • 4.2 miles from Conference
  • HAMPTON INN

  • 15 Park Woodruff Drive
  • Greenville, SC 29607
  • (864) 213 8200
  • 3.5 miles from Conference

* Ask for GPTS Spring Conference special rates

GPTS Conference 2015: The Law Of God In A Godless Age
GPTS Conference 2015: The Law Of God In A Godless Age

Deciding to go to seminary is a big decision. Deciding where to go can be just as important.

Men who consider studying at Greenville Seminary to prepare for the gospel ministry often use our Spring Theology Conference as a time to visit the school, become acquainted with faculty and students, and explore the Greenville community.

Each year in advance of the seminary’s Annual Spring Theology Conference, we set aside some time to welcome and orient prospective students who may be considering GPTS for their theological education. In 2016, we are again providing activities and opportunities on Monday and Tuesday, March 7-8, to learn what Greenville Seminary is all about. In addition to a campus tour and welcome luncheon in the Student Commons, there will be opportunity to attend classes, participate in a panel discussion, attend a special chapel service, and attend the full March 8-10 theology conference as our special guest. This is a unique opportunity to enhance your understanding about a seminary education and shape your decision-making. Register for the Open House at bit.ly/gptsopenhouse

GPTS Conference 2015: The Law Of God In A Godless Age

Meals

A catered dinner will be held on Tuesday and on Wednesday a catered lunch will be offered. Cost for the dinner is $12 per person and cost for lunch is $9 per person. Children 4 and under eat free. This is a popular time of fellowship among the attendees and speakers.

Refreshments are offered for your convenience during breaks. No other meals are offered. A local restaurant guide will be made available.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by February 19th, 2016. Refunds will be made minus a $15 handling fee. Cancellations after that date will be considered case by case. The deadline for meal cancellations is Thursday, March 3rd.

Childcare Provided

Nursery services will be available during the conference sessions for children ages 4 and under. The cost is $50 per child and covers all sessions. Pre-register by February 19th, 2016.

Name Badges

At registration you will receive a name badge. It is important to wear your badge since this serves as your admission to each day's event. Our staff and hospitality team will likewise wear name badges.

Greenville Attractions & Info

Click here for a resource page that links to numerous Upstate South Carolina attractions, restaurants, and area information. (Page will open in a new window or tab.)

Young Adult Fellowship Time

All young adults (high school and college), along with their parents, are invited to meet in the Youth Room of the conference location on Tuesday, March 8th after the evening lecture (9:00 PM) for a time of fellowship, games and refreshments. For further information or questions, contact Pastor Fred Hofland at (910) 833 3557.

Weather & What To Wear

It is difficult to predict the weather in March. As in many places in the South, great variances in temperature can occur in early spring. Click on the Weather Channel ® logo to see an extended forecast (Page will open in a new window or tab).

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Recommended dress for the conference sessions is "business casual."

Photography Permission

Greenville Seminary may use photographs and videos taken during the conference for print, video, and/or Web applications. Your registration constitutes permission for Greenville Seminary to use any images for those purposes.

Help Desk

The registration table will be staffed throughout the conference to answer your questions and provide you with any assistance.

Conference Bookstore & Media

A large selection of books will be available at the conference at discounted prices. The conference will be recorded. Full audio CDs (including Q&A) or a set of DVDs (lectures only) of the conference may be ordered until March 3rd for $50 and will be shipped 10-14 days after the conference. An MP3 audio CD of the complete conference may be ordered until March 3rd for $20 and will ship the week following the conference. Full audio CDs of individual conference lectures will be available throughout the conference on a first come, first served basis for $6 each. You may order when you register, or by calling the seminary at (864) 322-2717 or emailing us at bookstore@gpts.edu

200 East Main Street, Taylors, SC
P.O. Box 690, Taylors, SC 29687
Tel. 864-322-2717
Fax 864-322-2719
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