The Founders Midwest Conference meets annually in the Saint Louis, MO area. Our next conference will be February 26-27, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Fenton, MO.
By Terry Delaney Perhaps most essential to church revitalization is an outward focus of the local church. That is, missions and evangelism are of the utmost importance for the kingdom of God to grow. John Calvin, the theologian and pastor of the church in Geneva, Switzerland near the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, understood this … Continue reading John Calvin and Church Revitalization: Missions and Evangelism
By Jeremiah Greever (Originally posted in the MBC Pathway on November 2nd, 2017) The author of Ecclesiastes once wisely wrote, “there is nothing new under the sun”. This truism is perhaps best exhibited in society’s current moral failings. For many Christians, it seems as though issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and gender dysphoria are … Continue reading ‘Nothing new under the sun’: Unborn life, biblical sexuality addressed by the Reformers
By Cheston Pickard (Originally posted by 9marks.org on November 13th, 2017) I’ve spent most of my life in rural churches. I was raised in one and serve as the pastor of one now. But my family and I have also been members of a mega-church, and we attended a healthy suburban church in which God … Continue reading Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry
By Dr. John E. Greever The five solas have come to be known as the benchmark by which Reformed belief and doctrine are understood. Sinners are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone as taught in Scripture alone for the glory of God alone. Each “alone” is vital to the whole, but … Continue reading Why the Reformation is Still Important for the Church Today: Sola Scriptura