Worship: The Chief End of Man

Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology 2019

Speaker Biographies
Hotel Information


Plenary Speakers

Iain Duguid
Jason Helopoulos
Harry Reeder

Workshop Speakers

Jason Helopoulos
Jonathan Master
Bryan Maier

Grace Bible Fellowship Church
1811 Old Bethlehem Pike North
Quakertown, PA 18951

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Conference Description

“Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth…” 1 Chronicles 16:29-30a

What is the chief end of man? The Westminster Shorter Catechism’s first question was wisely answered this way: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” The worship of God is a command He has given to His creatures, but our sinfulness makes worship difficult: we worship the wrong things, or else we worship the right object—God—in ways that He has not directed. Everyone is, at heart, a worshiper; the only question is whether we worship the right object in the right fashion.

Can there be a more important subject than worship? With all the excesses and errors that have seeped into the modern Church concerning worship, we need to hear God’s clear instruction from God’s inerrant, authoritative Word on man’s chief end: giving glory to God. With that in mind, the 2019 Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology will be entirely focused on doxology: on giving glory to God. Every message will hone in on the worship of God, answering such basic questions as “What is divine worship?” “Whom do we worship?” and “How do we worship according to the Word?”

The Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology is excited to welcome a gifted lineup of pastors and theologians as this year’s speakers, including Iain Duguid, Jason Helopoulos, and Harry Reeder, as well as seminar speakers Jonathan Master and Bryan Maier. Scheduled for November 8-9, 2019 at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Quakertown, all who attend will have the privilege of attending five general sessions and one of three workshops. I am confident this will be a weekend of worship, education, and edification of the saints. Beyond that I’m thankful that for each of the 12 years of the conference we have been able to keep this event affordable.

Please prayerfully consider joining us. Since its inception in 2008, QCRT’s goal has been to provide a helpful teaching tool for both laypersons and pastors, encouraging the reformation of the Church according to the Scriptures, so that Christians would be faithful in doctrine, in worship, in ministry, and in life.


Friday, November 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. What Is Divine Worship?, Harry Reeder
8:15 p.m. Whom Do We Worship?, Iain Duguid

Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Worship According to the Word, Jason Helopoulos
10:15 a.m. Thirsting for God, Harry Reeder
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Workshops
      Jason Helopoulos – Family Worship
      Jonathan Master – Worship and Assurance
      Bryan Maier – The Fruitless Journey of Inward Worship
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Worship: The Chief End of Man, Iain Duguid
4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction

Speaker Biographies

Iain Duguid is an Old Testament scholar with a passion for the church and for the preaching of the gospel. He initially trained as an electrical engineer at Edinburgh University and served as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa, before studying for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. He completed a Ph.D. in Old Testament at Cambridge University, and has taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Seminary in California, and Grove City College in Pennsylvania, before returning to teach at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. He has written several books including: commentaries on the Song of Songs in the Tyndale Old Testament series (2015) and the Reformed Expository Commentary (2016).
Jason Helopoulos serves as the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He first pastored in North Carolina before moving to Michigan to plant a PCA church. He serves on the board of the Gospel Reformation Network and Twin Lakes Fellowship. Jason has contributed to a number of magazines, journals, and blogs. He is also the author of A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home and The New Pastor's Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry. He resides in Mid-Michigan with his wife, Leah, and their two children.
Harry Reeder, III is the senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Cindy are natives of Charlotte, North Carolina and have three children: Jennifer Toomer, Harry IV, and Abigail Leib (Ryan).  Additionally, they are the proud grandparents of Brianna, C.J. and Mack Toomer and Matthias, Taylor & Mitchell Elizabeth Leib. He has authored several books including: From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church and 3D Leadership: Defining, Developing, and Deploying Christian Leaders Who Can Change the World.

Hotel Information

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

The Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

The Holiday Inn Express
1918 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

Spring Hill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951