Conference 2019: Reaching Your Community For Christ


Regardless of the themes, all truly biblical learning must come in the context of worship. Head, heart, and hand must be connected together to effectively serve God.

To this end, every conference day begins with singing, a morning devotion, and corporate prayer. Gospel love and fire is the only effective and lasting foundation for conforming our every thought to the pattern of Christ and His Word.

This year’s topic explores the challenges and opportunities of reaching your community for Christ. With free afternoons, round table discussions, an optional trip to Cook’s Natural Museum of Science and several meals hosted at TFPC, this conference will prove to be a wonderful avenue for fellowship, knowledge, encouragement, and most importantly growing closer to the image of our Savior.


George Grant

George Grant is the pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church (PCA), the founder of Franklin Classical School, the Chalmers Fund, and the King’s Meadow Study Center, and the author of more than five-dozen books. He served as an assistant to D. James Kennedy at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and taught at Knox Theological Seminary. He makes his home in Middle Tennessee near the historic town of Franklin with his wife and co-author Karen. Together they have three grown children and four grandchildren. Full Bio


Kevin Swanson

Kevin Swanson is a second-generation homeschooler, published author, radio personality, and director of Generations, a ministry dedicated to strengthening Chrisian families across the country. As a homeschool father of five children, Kevin is a nationally recognized speaker on Biblical worldview, home discipleship and education, church relationships, and Biblical family life. Kevin hosts the daily Generations Radio program heard around the world.


Armen Thomassian

Rev. Armen Thomassian, 36, grew up in Northern Ireland in a non-Christian home. The Lord saved him at the age of 19, and he quickly threw himself into every evangelistic endeavor he could. Having just turned 24, he was sent to Australia as a lay-preacher by FPC Mission Board and returned two years later to enter the Whitefield College of the Bible. After completing his studies he received a call from Calgary Free Presbyterian Church in Alberta, Canada, and began his ministry in January of 2015. After a few happy years in Calgary, he accepted a call from Faith Free Presbyterian Church and commenced his ministry in December 2018.



Perry Coghlan

Perry Coghlan is the husband to Patsy for 48 yrs, father to six, grandfather to 30, and a great-grandfather to 5. With his wife he is the co-founder of two Christian Classical schools, a business man, ordained elder, and a long time mentor/discipler to jail inmates.


Conference 2019 Schedule

Wednesday August 14
4:00-6:00 pm–Registration
6:00-7:00 pm–Supper at Trinity Free Presbyterian
7:00-8:30 pm-Session 1: Armen Thomassian: Biblical Foundations for Community Focus

Thursday August 15
8:00-9:00 am–Prayer time led by Dr. Daniel Michael
9:15-10:30 am–Session 2: Kevin Swanson – Big Picture, Small Focus
10:30-11:00 am–Coffee Break & Book tables
11:00-12:15 pm–Session 3: Perry Coghlan – Reaching Your Community Through Education
12:15-1:00 pm–Lunch @ TFPC
1:00-2:45 pm–Group Discussion & Presentation by Tim Bolding (Head of the Neighborhood Christian Center)
2:45-7:00 pm-Free time & supper on your own
7:00-8:30 pm–Session 4: Kevin Swanson – Engaging Your Community Right Where You Are

Friday August 16
8:00-9:00 am–Prayer time led by Paul Abbott
9:15-10:30 am–Session 5: Dr. George Grant: The Beauty & Power of Grass Roots
10:30-11:00 am–Break & Book tables
11:00-12:15 pm–Session 6: Dr. George Grant: Historical Sketches of Community Impact
12:15-1:00 pm–Lunch @ TFPC
1:00 – 6:00 pm: Free time & Cooks Natural Museum of Science
6:00-7:00 pm–Supper @ TFPC
7:00-8:30 pm–Session 7: Dr. George Grant: Developing A Framework for Change

Saturday August 17
8:00 am – 10:30 am–SPECIAL SESSION–>Come join us as we have a special presentation Erick & Cheryl Yarbrough along with special guest Sam McLure as we enjoy breakfast together in our fellowship hall! They will be sharing on how to reach your community through adoption and foster care. You won’t want to miss this!

Sunday August 18
Please feel free to join us for Sunday services as we continue our fellowship for both Lord’s Day services!


Conference Cost: Free

The 2019 For God and Truth conference is hosted by Trinity Free Presbyterian Church at no cost to you. Love offerings to defray expenses will be welcome.


To register, please use this link and fill out the online form.

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