Registration is open!
Who
Pastors, Leaders, Missionaries and Staff
When
February 9, 2022
8:30 am–5:30 pm CST
February 10, 2022
8:30 am–5:00 pm CST
February 11, 2022
8:30 am–12:00 pm CST
Where
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
1330 N Douglas Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Cost
$149 – EFCA Credentialed (Ministry License or Certificate)
$149 – Two or more attending from the same church
$179 – General registration
$99 – One-day rate
After January 17, 2022 rates increase $30 per person.

The EFCA Theology Conference exists to intentionally encourage and equip EFCA pastors and leaders in their personal lives and in their ministries in the local church through biblical and theological education for the sake of the gospel.

Our Citizenship Is In Heaven: Exiles Who Are In But Not Of The World

Dates: February 9-11, 2022
Location: The Orchard Church, Arlington Heights, IL

In this year’s Theology Conference, we will focus on life and ministry in a postmodern and increasingly post-Christian culture, and some of the biggest issues we are facing, either of the church understanding the world, or of the cultural and apologetic issues before the church. Added to these cultural issues is the pandemic. Not only has living in the midst of a pandemic created issues in and for the church, but it has also manifested and revealed issues within the church.

You can download and view a detailed schedule here.

Recommended accommodations

Holiday Inn and Suite Prospect Heights

  • 600 N. Milwaukee Avenue , Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070
  • $89/night
  • Cutoff: 1/20/22
  • To reserve, call 847-419-3600 and ask for the “EFCA” block

Ramada Plaza Chicago North Shore

  • 1090 S Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090
  • $79/night
  • Cutoff: 1/20/22
  • To reserve, call 847-215-9900 and ask for the “EFCA Theology Conference” block

Our team is working hard to plan a Theology Conference experience that is safe for attendees. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow the direction of local and federal health guidelines. We will keep you updated with our health and wellbeing plan for the conference.

Schedule
Date
Time
Topic and Speaker
Date
February 9
Time
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Topic and Speaker
Preconference | Matthew Eppinette
Time
2 - 2:20 p.m
Topic and Speaker
Scripture and Worship
Time
2:20 - 2:40 p.m.
Topic and Speaker
Introduction | Greg Strand
Time
2:40 - 4 p.m.
Topic and Speaker
The World-and-Life View of the World: The Modern Self | Carl Trueman (Virtual)
Time
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Topic and Speaker
Doctrinal and Moral Defeater Beliefs: Understanding the Times and an Apologia for the Hope In Us | Keith Plummer
Date
February 10
Time
8:30 - 9 a.m.
Topic and Speaker
Scripture and Worship
Time
9 - 10:15 a.m.
Topic and Speaker
The World-and-Life View of the Christian: The Power of Hope in the Subversive Gospel of the Cross | David Pao
Time
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m
Topic and Speaker
’You Shall Be Holy’: Disciples, Sanctification (Transformation) and Catechesis | JT English
Time
1:45 - 3 p.m. and 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Topic and Speaker
Breakout Sessions
Date
February 11
Time
8:30 - 9 a.m.
Topic and Speaker
Scripture and Worship
Time
9 - 10:15 a.m.
Topic and Speaker
The Challenges of the Church: “Keep Yourselves from Idols”  | Mickey Klink
Time
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Topic and Speaker
The Church: "The Pillar and Foundation of Truth" | Mark Dever 
Speakers
ME

Matthew Eppinette

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
MD

Mark Dever

9Marks
MK

Mickey Klink

Hope Evangelical Free Church, Roscoe, IL
DP

David Pao

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
KP

Keith Plummer

Cairn University
CT

Carl Trueman

Grove City College
JE

JT English

Storyline Church, Arvada, Colorado
CH

Collin Hansen

The Gospel Coalition
TW

Thaddeus Williams

Biola University
GY

George Yancey

Baylor University
CY

Christopher Yuan

Author, Speaker