Prayer & Preaching .. The Foundations of Ministry.
The church is distracted. When the apostles in the first-century church faced mounting distractions, they found it necessary to give themselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4). We believe there is a need to return to these same foundations of ministry in our day.
With all that is happening in our society, the temptation for the church is to become sidetracked with fighting individual, secondary issues.
The dual conference themes of preaching and prayer reflect the realization that only ministries grounded in the faithful exposition of the Word and upheld by prayer have the power to effect any lasting changes in their hearers. Our goal is to establish a conference that not only maintains this reminder but also provides an opportunity for fellowship and soul-refreshment.
We have worked hard to assemble an incredibly unique combination of powerful speakers including Steven Lawson, Steve Pettit, Paul Washer, Clarence Sexton, Joel Beeke, and John McKnight. It is a rare occurrence to have such diverse men all together at a single event so we're looking forward to a very special time of Christian unity and friendship.
Refreshments will be provided for both days.
The Foundations Conference is being organized by SermonAudio.
Stratton Hall at Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614, USA
- 7:30 AMCoffee & RegistrationBookstore Open
- 7:30 AMUnited Prayer MeetingLevinson Hall Chapel
- 9:00 AMWelcomeSteven Lee: Opening Remarks
- 9:30 AMSteven LawsonThe Life of John Rogers
- 10:30 AMBreak
- 11:00 AMJoel BeekeThe RHB Story
- 12:00 PMLunch BreakThe Vault Open House
- 2:00 PMKevin Kindall, BusinessmanEnron Scandal: The Inside Story
- 2:30 PMJohn McKnightThe RBC Story
- 3:30 PMBreak
- 4:00 PMPaul WasherThe HeartCry Story
2025 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29615
Standard King Bed or 2 Queen Beds $99
Group ID: TFC or The Foundations Conference
Full Hot Breakfast included
Rate good until Nov. 18th, 2022
The closest airport into Greenville is GSP (Greenville, SC) which is about a 15-minute drive to Bob Jones University. The other option is to fly into the larger airport at CLT (Charlotte, NC) and driving 90 minutes to Greenville. The major Interstates that cross Greenville are I-85 and I-385.
All general sessions will be held in Stratton Hall on the campus of Bob Jones University. This venue is used primarily for music and speech performances by fine arts students as well as public concerts by University ensembles.
Check-in, registration, book tables, and light refreshments will all be located in the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center and Stratton Hall are conveniently located next to each other. The Welcome Center is your one-stop location for information about BJU.
We plan to have complimentary light refreshments during all breaks but do not have the ability to provide lunch. However, Greenville is known for its great restaurants and given the 2-hour lunch break each day, there should be plenty of options to choose from.
Take a look around BJU:
Restaurants found on Google Maps
We intend to mark the official opening of the Vault with this year's Foundations Conference. We will have a special session on Friday morning at 9am by the founder of SermonAudio to tell its story.
At the conclusion of the conference, there will be a dedication ceremony at the Vault itself which will be a private event due to space constraints. But everyone is welcome to drop-in and visit during the lunch breaks at your leisure.
The Vault is located on the second floor of the Mack Library and is a 5-minute walk from Stratton Hall.
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The Christmas season at Bob Jones University brings with it a beautifully decorated campus that will delight every visitor. There are plenty of places around campus to enjoy the impressive lights and decorations that make wonderful photo opportunities.
One of the most spectacular displays is a powerful beam of light that shines into the night sky from the front gate of the University representing the Christmas star. This can be seen for miles around and children enjoy seeing how far into the sky they can follow the beam!
For your convenience, there will be free parking available on the campus of Bob Jones University. Look for the signs directing you to the Foundations Conference for parking nearest to Stratton Hall.
We are pleased to be partnering with Reformation Heritage Books for this event. RHB specializes in publishing literature of historic Christianity.
They will be offering a broad array of classic works at a steep discount for conference attendees along with a free gift. Be sure to take advantage of this special offer!
Although the Foundations Conference focuses on themes that may be most helpful to pastors and church leaders, everyone is welcome to attend including students, families, and church groups.
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Paris Mountain is located in the rapidly-developing city of Greenville, South Carolina, and although the park was once a rural retreat, bikers, hikers and those visiting Camp Buckhorn now keep the park bustling year round. When it comes to camping in state parks, the Paris Mountain State Park camping facilities are top-notch and include paved camping sites, 13 of which offer tent pads, and five trailside campsites around the North Lake Trail Loop.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 22-mile multi-use (walking and bicycling) greenway that traverses along the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor and City parks to connect Travelers Rest with the City of Greenville, South Carolina.
The breathtaking overlook in South Carolina that lets you see for miles and miles. The overlook is known as Bald Rock and is part of the Bald Rock Heritage Preserve managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Prepare to be amazed by this newfound view of South Carolina.
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The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University connects people, history, and culture. Through our collections, programs, and exhibitions the Museum preserves and interprets historical subjects pertaining to the Upcountry of South Carolina. Spanning two floors of permanent and changing exhibit galleries, the Museum tells the story of the Upcountry and features a year-round calendar of changing exhibits and program that dive deeper into history, art, science, and culture.
Other interesting things to see and do around Greenville include: