Called to Be Scattered

Texas Hill Country Bible Conference 2016

Plenary Speakers

Richard Phillips
Richard Pratt

Workshop Speakers

Richard Phillips
Richard Pratt
Wesley Baker
Jane Roach


March 4-5, 2016

Pre-conference: Counterfeit Evangelism

Speaker: Richard Phillips


St. John Lutheran Church
315 Rosewood Avenue
Boerne, Texas 78006

Advanced Registration is Now Closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

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Speaker Biographies
Hotel Information

Conference Description

In our busy modern world, many of us want nothing more than to slow down and to live quiet, private lives. But from the beginning to the end of Scripture, God has called His people to do just the opposite, to spread His Kingdom to the ends of the earth. Why do the Scriptures call us to this end? How can each of us follow this path day by day? 

This year’s Texas Hill Country Bible Conference Called to Be Scattered will seek to explore and provide Biblically based answers to these vitally important questions. Through several sessions speakers Richard Pratt and Richard Phillips will highlight various aspects of missions, reflecting on God’s call and our duty, the example of Christ as missionary, and God’s all encompassing plan for His people to be scattered.  

We will be examining questions such as: What function do we as believers play in missions? Is every Christian called to missions? Can Christians do missions in their own community? What role does prayer have in missions? Is there any hope for those people groups who have not yet heard the Gospel? These questions, and many more, will occupy us at the 2016 Texas Hill Country Bible Conference.

Join us March 4 and 5, 2016 in Boerne, Texas with speakers Richard Pratt and Richard Phillips as we discuss the all-important topic of Missions.


Pre-conference: Counterfeit Evangelism
Friday, March 4, 2016

9:00 a.m. Pre-conference Registration
10:00 a.m. The Spirit of Revival
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Behold the Lamb! Evangelism in John 1
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
2:30 p.m. Question & Answer Session
3:30 p.m. End of Pre-Conference

Conference: Called to Be Scattered
5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
7:00 p.m. First Address: God’s People Scattered at Creation, Richard Pratt
8:00 p.m. Second Address: Jesus the Missionary, Richard Phillips

Saturday, March 5, 2016 
8:00 a.m. Late Registration
8:45 a.m. Hymn Sing
9:00 a.m. Third Address: God’s People Scattered in Abraham, Richard Pratt
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Fourth Address: Jesus’ Mission to the World, Richard Phillips
11:15 a.m. Question & Answer Session
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Book Signing
1:30 p.m. Workshops:
-The City of God and the Mission of Christ, Wesley Baker
-Embracing God’s Mysterious Ways, Jane Roach
-Today’s Pagan Challenge and the Christian Response, Richard Phillips
-Engaging the Culture, Richard Pratt
2:30 p.m. Sacred Concert
3:00 p.m. Fifth Address: God’s People Scattered in Christ, Richard Pratt
4:00 p.m. End of Conference

Speaker Biographies

Richard Phillips serves as the senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC, and is chair of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. An officer in the United States Army for thirteen years, Phillips commanded tank units and later served as assistant professor of leadership at West Point before resigning with the rank of major to enter the ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including, Holding Hands, Holding Hearts, Hebrews Reformed Expository Commentary, and Walking with God: Learning Discipleship in the Psalms. 

Richard Pratt is founder and president of Third Millennium Ministries. Dr. Pratt is actively involved in all aspects of the ministry, including writing, teaching, and strategic development. He also travels extensively to evangelize and teach. Dr. Pratt holds a Th.D. in Old Testament Studies from Harvard University, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Roanoke College. He is the general editor of the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, a translator for the New Living Translation, and a Christian theology consultant for the Islamic Encyclopedia. In addition, Dr. Pratt was a consultant for Steven Spielberg’s Prince of Egypt and has authored numerous articles and books, including: Pray with Your Eyes Open, Every Thought Captive, Designed for Dignity, He Gave Us Stories, and commentaries on both Chronicles and Corinthians. Dr. Pratt taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson MS and Orlando FL for 21 years and also chaired the Old Testament Department in Orlando.

Wesley Baker was born and raised in South Texas, graduating from Floresville High School and Texas A&M University. He married Jami Vaden of Seguin, Texas in 1988 and they have seven children. After graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS he pastored a church in the Jackson area for seven years before moving his family to Peru at the beginning of 2000. As one of the founding families of Peru Mission, the Bakers lived in Cajamarca for two years and have now been in Trujillo for 14 years. Wes is Pastor of Cristo Rey Presbyterian Church, a teacher at the Trujillo Seminary, and generally meddles in everything around the mission, being particularly involved in development.

Jane Roach began teaching the Bible in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) in 1978. Her work as Director of Training for the BSF global headquarters staff (1985 to 2011) included teaching and training BSF leaders and developing materials for both leaders and class participants. She currently teaches two women's Bible studies, serves on the Texas Hill Country Bible Conference steering committee, and assists the women's ministries at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Boerne TX. Joy Beyond Agony: Embracing the Cross of Christ is her first book. 

Hotel Information

There are no group rates for hotels for this event. However, we can recommend the following hotels:

The Hampton Inn & Suites
34935 IH-10 West
Boerne, TX 78006
Distance: 1.9 miles from church

Fairfield Inn & Suites
6 Cascade Caverns Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Distance: 3.4 miles from church


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