Worshiping God's Way, Not Ours

Reformation Worship Conference 2018

Plenary Speakers

Scott Aniol
Roland Barnes
Kent Butterfield
Dan Cole
David Garner
Robert Godfrey
David Gordon
David Hall
Terry Johnson
Burk Parsons
Carl Robbins
Mark Ross
Neil Stewart
Carl Trueman


October 18-21, 2018


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 draws 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. 


Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:00 a.m. Registration Open & Bookstore
1:30 p.m. Opening Worship: Preaching by David Garner
2:30 p.m. Plenary Lecture, Robert Godfrey
3:30 p.m. Workshops
-Should our Minds Be the Basis of Creating Worship? Carl Robbins
-Counseling from the Psalms (1), Kent Butterfield
-Reviving God-Designed Worship, Terry Johnson

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

4:20 p.m. Workshops
-The Building Blocks of God-Honoring Worship (1), Neil Stewart
-Why Worship is So Important and How it Shapes Us: Part 1, David Gordon
-Worship in Truth or by the Trends? Burk Parsons
5:10 p.m. Why Worship as God Says? Carl Trueman
6:00 p.m. Dinner (please reserve these when you register)
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship: Preaching by Robert Godfrey

Friday, October 19, 2018
9:15 a.m. Morning Worship: Preaching by Burk Parsons
10:15 a.m. Workshops 
-Why Worship is So Important and How it Shapes Us: Part 2, David Gordon
-Historical Examples of When God-Centered Worship Could Have Helped, Carl Trueman
-The Building Blocks of God-Honoring Worship (2), Neil Stewart
11:15 a.m. Workshops 
-Why the Way We Worship is Still Important, David Garner
-An Important 400th Anniversary: Is Dort for Dorks Only? Robert Godfrey
-The Last Half Century of Worship Music: Back to Medievalism, Scott Aniol
12:05 p.m. Lunch 
2:30 p.m. Workshops 
-The Importance of the Local Church: Outside of her, ordinary, there is no…, Mark Ross
-Counseling from the Psalms (2), Kent Butterfield
-What We Should Sing to Please God in Worship, Terry Johnson and David Gordon  
3:30 p.m. Worship and the Expansion of the Reformed Faith, David Garner
4:15 p.m. Fellowship Break at the Pavilion
5:00 p.m. Seminars
-Two Hundred Years of Pastoral Experience: You Could Do Worse
-Striving for Beauty and Simplicity: Music Leadership and Principles
6:00 p.m. Dinner (please reserve these when you register)
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship: Preaching by Neil Stewart

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:15 a.m. Workshops 
-Leading and Heeding Reformed Worship, Terry Johnson
-The Importance of the Local Church, Mark Ross and Burk Parsons
-The Regulative Principle of Hymnody, Scott Aniol
10:00 a.m. Worship that is Counter-Cultural yet Trans-Cultural, Carl Trueman
11:15 a.m. Closing Worship: Preaching by Carl Robbins

Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:45 a.m. A Combined Class at Midway: Mark Ross
11:00 a.m. Join us for Morning Worship, Robert Godfrey
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship, Robert Godfrey

Hotel Information

Please call each hotel directly and ask for the "Midway Conference Discount" by September 18th 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