Capture Our Hearts Again!
Our Need for Biblical Revival

The Conference theme is Revival. So many Christians are skeptical of it because of those who have tried to manipulate people into having spiritual experiences. But regardless of such abuses, we need to be convinced (again) that revival is a biblical expectation. The Spirit does indeed come in seasons of remarkable mercy and power! Come fellowship in the hope of revival . . . a genuine fruit of the gospel.

"Restore us again, O God of our salvation...Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?" Psalm 84:4,6


Come Fellowship in the Gospel on May 5-6, 2017

Hosted by Union Lake Baptist Church
8390 Commerce Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ray Ortlund, Jr.

We are excited to announce that Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr. will serve as our 2017 Keynote Speaker. 

Ray will preach three plenary sessions on Biblical Revival. He will convince you that revival is a legitmate expectation for Christians and lead you through the biblical teachings surrounding it. You simply won't want to miss it!

He is no stranger to the topic of revival, serving as President of Renewal Ministries, as well as a regional director in the Acts29 Network and council member of The Gospel Coalition (and blogs regularly there). Ray is pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee and is a gifted preacher of the Word. We are excited to put bring him to FG17.

Author of several books, Ray received a B.A. from Wheaton College, Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. from The University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Pastor Ortlund served as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989-1998. 

Read more about Dr. Ortlund (Immanuel Nashville website) or hear several of Dr. Ortlund's sermons online.

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Pre-Conference Workshop Speaker:
Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner

We are pleased to announce Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner will be teaching our Pre-Conference Workshop on the Warning Passages in Hebrews.

Dr. Schreiner has been a professor at the The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky since 1997 and is the James Harrison Buchanan Professor of New Testament Interpretation. His scholarship, published works and exemplary teaching ability make his inclusion in our conference a valuable equipping opportunity for our pastors and teachers.

He received a B.S. from Western Oregon University, a M.Div. and Th.M. from Western Seminary, and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary. His writings include commentaries on Romans, Galatians, Hebrews, and 1-2 Peter and Jude, and a forthcoming commentary on Revelation. He has also written a theology of the Apostle Paul, a NT Theology, and a theology of the entire Bible. He is a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Read more of Dr. Schreiner's bio at SBTS.