Our Fall Conference is an opportunity to hear from engaging speakers teaching biblical truth. The weekend features multiple sessions around a common theme aimed to equip Christians to practically live out their faith.
We welcome Sebastian Traeger as our special guest for this year's conference on Saturday, October 1st.
Most Christians fall into one of two main problems when it comes to work: Either they are idle at work, or they make an idol of work. Both of these mindsets – idleness in work and idolatry of work — are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our jobs. During our Fall Conference - The Gospel and Work - Sebastian Traeger will unpack the powerful way in which the gospel can transform our work and bring meaning and purpose to it.
*Childcare is available at no cost for children of registered
9:00am | Registration
9:30am | Session 1: A Christian's Calling
productivity in the life of a believer look like? How can we best balance our
various responsibilities in the home, in our workplace, and in our
10:30am | Session 2: Christian Career Planning
What kind of
career should I pursue as a believer?
11:45am-12:30 pm| Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:00pm | Q&A with Sebastian Traeger
1:00-2:00pm | Session 3: Evangelism in the Workplace
Whether I am at home with my kids, in my office, or in my retirement years, what does evangelism look like in everyday life?
Sebastian Traeger grew up in a broken home in the Philadelphia area. While at Princeton University (1992–1996), God changed his heart the summer after his freshman year through the ministry of Cru. That summer, while reading through the Bible, he came to understand the gospel, and repented of his sin and believed in the person and work of Jesus. God also gave him a heart for ministry: beginning his sophomore year, he started a Bible study, which God blessed with friendships, spiritual growth, and conversions.
After graduating, Sebastian moved to
Washington, D.C. to work in the business world. He began attending Capitol Hill
Baptist, which became his church family for nearly two decades. While there, he
served in various capacities, including as an elder. During his time at Capitol
Hill Baptist Church, he also met his wife Nikki. Sebastian and Nikki have now
been married for 16+ years and have four children.
Sebastian is the co-author of The Gospel at Work: How the Gospel Gives New Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs (Zondervan, 2014) and is a former Executive Vice President of the International Mission Board. He currently owns a small business and serves on several boards.
Content from previous Fall Conferences is available below. Click on the year to browse previous years' speakers and content.
For both our children and us, the heart, with its passions and desires, sets the course of life. Every drive for meaning and significance originates in the heart. You and your kids are heart driven. The things you give your heart to set the course of life for you. We must connect the hearts of God’s people to the power and grace of the gospel. The temptation when things have gone wrong is to correct behavior. We instinctively see behavior as the problem. That’s because we see behavior. We hear behavior. Behavior requires a response. Once we have made behavior the focus in correction and discipline, we open ourselves up to all the tricks and tools parents use to manage behavior. But when we head down the behavior management road, two things happen. We miss the heart and we miss the gospel. We forget that the heart is the wellspring of behavior. We miss the gospel because behaviorism by-passes the heart. Behaviorism focuses on behavior rather than the desires, fears, idols or passions of the heart. If we remember that behavior mirrors the heart, then the route to lasting change for both our children and ourselves is the grace and power of the gospel.
*Recordings are not available for Shepherding a Child's Heart Sessions
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