Celebrating the Reformation and Worship Renewed Churches

Reformation Worship Conference 2017

Plenary Speakers

Tim Challies
Robert Godfrey
David Gordon
Terry Johnson
Steve Lawson
Scott Manetsch
Mark Ross
Neil Stewart
Carl Trueman
Chad Van Dixhoorn


October 12-15, 2017


Midway Presbyterian Church
4635 Dallas Highway
Powder Springs, GA 30127


Hotel Information

Conference Description

The Reformation Worship Conference exists to encourage the church to remember her Reformation heritage, particularly as it concerns biblical, God-centered worship. The annual conference will seek to draw gifted scholars and pastors who are able to lead pastors, elders, seminarians, music directors/musicians, and congregants to a fuller understanding of the theology and practice of reformed worship. This three day conference will include multiple lectures and seminars during the day and worship services in the evenings, providing a faithful expression and model of Reformed worship for all who attend. Our prayer is that this annual conference will serve as a catalyst to bring our churches back to their Reformed roots in worship, where Reformed theology informs Lord's Day worship and is not divorced from it.

Join us this October as we celebrate the Reformation and how the theology that came from it has renewed countless churches since then. We will also look at how the Reformation applies to worship today and encourage those who attend to cultivate Reformed worship in their churches. 

Register now. We know you will be blessed as, together, we sit under the teaching of God’s inerrant, authoritative, and life-giving Word.


Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:30 a.m. Registration Open & Bookstore
1:00 p.m. Opening Worship: Preaching by Robert Godfrey
2:30 p.m. Combined Session: Learning about Reforming Worship from Martin Luther, Carl Trueman
3:45 p.m. Workshops

-How the Reformers Reformed Preaching: Still Needed?, Steve Lawson
-Learning about Reforming Worship from the Anglican Reformation, Carl Trueman
5:00 p.m. Workshops
-Reformation of Ministry in Geneva (1), Scott Manetsch

-Measuring Today's Worship by the Past (1), David Gordon
-The Reformation of the Sabbath Service (1), Terry Johnson

* Workshops that are marked with an (#) are repeated at another point during the conference

6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Evening Worship: Preaching by Neil Stewart

Friday, October 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. Morning Worship: Preaching by Terry Johnson
10:00 a.m. Workshops 
-The Reformation, Scripture, and Preaching, David Gordon
-Older, Rested, and Still Reforming, Tim Challies
-How Reformation Patterns Can Help Your Worship (1), Terry Johnson 
11:05 a.m. Workshops 
-Time to End the Reformation?, Robert Godfrey 
-Would (and Why?) Calvin or Knox Fill Churches Today? (1), Steve Lawson 
-Reformation and True Spirituality (1), Neil Stewart
12:00 p.m. Lunch 
1:40 p.m. Workshops 
-Measuring Today's Worship by the Past (2), David Gordon 
-Understanding History: In the Grip of Tender Omnipotence (1), Neil Stewart
-Westminster and the Reformation of Worship (1), Chad Van Dixhoorn 
2:45 p.m. Lessons Learned from Calvin's Reform of the Church, Scott Manetsch

Fellowship Break at the Pavilion

4:00 p.m. Workshops
-The Reformation of Prayer (1), Mark Ross
-How the Reformers Reformed Preaching: Still Needed? (2), Steve Lawson
-Reformation of Ministry in Geneva (2), Scott Manetsch
5:05 p.m. Workshops
-Teaching the Next Gen About the Reformation Gen, Tim Challies
-Westminster and the Reformation of Worship (2), Chad Van Dixhoorn
-Reformation Trivia...That is not Trivia!, Robert Godfrey
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship: Preaching by Steve Lawson

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. Workshops 
-The Reformation of Prayer (2), Mark Ross
-Understanding History: In the Grip of Tender Omnipotence (2), Neil Stewart
-Would (and Why?) Calvin or Knox fill churches today? (2), Steve Lawson
10:00 a.m. Westminster and Preaching, Chad Van Dixhoorn
11:00 a.m. Closing Worship: Preaching by Mark Ross

Sunday, October 15, 2017
9:45 a.m. A Combined Class at Midway: Mark Ross
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship: Preaching by Robert Godfrey
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship: Preaching by Steve Lawson

Hotel Information

Please call each hotel directly and ask for the "Midway Conference Discount" by October 2 to receive conference rates for rooms.

Embassy Suites-Kennesaw
620 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Country Inns & Suites-Hiram
70 Enterprise Path
Hiram, GA 30141