West Coast Ministers’ Conference 2021

An Inside Look at the Conference
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Dates: Oct 12-14

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The West Coast Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.

Conference Theme

Devoted to Christ’s Church

Location

Murrieta Hot Springs, Murrieta, CA.

In a world where there are an increasing amount of reformed conferences to attend, some might wonder what this conference venue has to offer. Murrieta surely isn’t the most populous city on the West Coast.

Some might ask, “Why did Banner choose to host a conference at a Christian conference center/resort?” First, the conference center allows us to keep everyone together. Traffic in the greater LA area is terrible. But once guests check in at the conference center they will have no reason to leave. All food, room arrangements, conference activities, etc., will be located at the conference site. This will allow our attendees to relax, form stronger relationships with the other Christian men at the conference, and be able to spend time in public and private prayer and Bible study. The vast majority of the attendees will stay in the private rooms on campus, share meals together at the campus dining hall, and enjoy fellowship together in the campus recreation centers (pool, beach volley ball, tennis, etc).  Second, the Hot Springs Conference Center allows us to keep the conference rates low. This is an important feature of Banner of Truth conferences, for we want to reach out to as many pastors as possible, not all of whom are serving in large and prosperous congregations. Our conference fee, which ranges from $270 to $405 is great value for money when you consider it covers room and board, conference registration, bookstore gift certificates, and the use of all campus facilities. There are absolutely no hidden costs!

Who Attends?

The US Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men in (or who have been in) pastoral ministry; students in theological training for the ministry; men serving in missionary work (at home or overseas); and men serving the church as elders or as deacons. In addition, we welcome those who are sponsored by their church/minister who are seriously considering the possibility of eldership or full-time ministry.

We ask that only men attend to maximize opportunities for fellowship, accountability, and prayer. We understand the difficulty of being away from family for a couple of nights, but one of the goals of this conference is to encourage men to forge strong friendships with like-minded brothers and fellow gospel ministers.

Tuesday, October 12th

  • 11:00am – Registration Begins
  • 3:30pm – Opening Sermon — Jeff Kingswood
  • 7:00pm – TBA

Wednesday, October 13th

  • 8:15am – United Prayer
  • 9:00am – TBA
  • 10:45am – TBA
  • 3:15pm – Short Address — TBA
  • 3:30pm – TBA
  • 7:00pm – TBA

Thursday, October 14th

  • 8:15am – United Prayer
  • 9:00am – TBA
  • 10:45am – TBA
  • 1:30pm – TBA
  • 2:45pm – Closing Sermon — Ian Hamilton
  • Solid, reformed preaching from the Word of God, with encouraging fellowship among like-minded men in ministry.
  • Located at the beautiful Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center in Murrieta, CA.
  • Fee includes meals and lodging, unless you designate otherwise.
  • Lodging in air-conditioned rooms on campus; linens, pillow, wash cloths and towels supplied.
  • The San Diego International Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport are both just over an hour away.
  • Registration begins Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
  • Basketball courts, swimming pool, beach volleyball courts, natural hot spring pools, and tennis courts available during designated times.
  • Banner of Truth Conference Bookstore with most, if not all Banner titles for purchase at discounted prices.
  • Attendees receive a conference gift, a one-year electronic subscription to The Banner of Truth magazine, and a special conference bookstore gift certificate.
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Ian Hamilton currently serves as Associate Minister of Smithton Free Church in Inverness, Scotland. Formerly the pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England, he has ministered the Word in Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, Canada and the United States, and pastored a church in Scotland for 19 years. He is the author of the Banner of Truth titles The Faith Shaped Life, The Gospel Shaped Life, Let’s Study the Letters of John, and the Banner Mini-Guide Salvation: Full and Free in Christ. Pastor Hamilton serves on the boards of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and lectures in Church History at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He is a Trustee of the Banner of Truth and the editor of the Banner magazine. He is married with four children.

 

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Hensworth W. C. Jonas is Presiding Elder of the East Caribbean Baptist Mission—Circuit of Churches in Antigua & Barbuda, serving as a pastor in the Circuit since 1985, beginning with his leadership of the Central Baptist Church. He founded and serves as Principal of the Baptist Academy of Antigua (K-12) since 1991, the same year he co-founded the Caribbean Baptist Heritage Conference, an annual conference on Reformed theology for clergy and laity. He led the planting of both the Tyrells Baptist Church and the Covenant Baptist Church. Dr. Jonas is the author of Dancing with Idolatry: Are you bowing to a false god? (Xulon Press, 2009). In 2011, his nation’s Governor-General appointed him as a Grand Cross of the Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage (GCH), a national award for his service in education administration.

 

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Jeff Kingswood received his B.A. from the University of Guelph, and his M.Div. from Knox College, University of Toronto. He is an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and serves as senior pastor of Grace ARP in Woodstock, ON. Jeff has authored many articles, edited denominational periodicals, and is the author of From the Lips of Little Ones. He is a trustee of the Banner of Truth, a member of the board of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and teaches New Testament Survey at Gillespie academy in Woodstock, ON.

 

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Jonathan Master Jonathan Master serves as president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has authored a work titled A Question of Consensus: The Doctrine of Assurance After the Westminster Confession (2015), and he has edited The God We Worship (2016), and On Reforming Worship with David Hall (2018).

 

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A. Craig Troxel is Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary, CA. He previously served as an OPC pastor in Wheaton, Illinois and Glenside, PA. Dr. Troxel has taught systematic theology as an adjunct at Westminster Theological Seminary and ministerial studies at Mid-America Theological Seminary, and also served as a faculty member for the Ministerial Training Institute of the OPC. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and presently on its Ecclesiology Study Group. Dr. Troxel has published numerous articles in publications and is the author of What is Man? and What is the Priesthood of Believers? (P&R), and With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will Toward Christ (Crossway).

 

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David Vaughn spent several years of student ministry in West Africa, and for the last 27 years he has been church planting in France. He also serves as a professor at the Belgian Bible Institute and a visiting lecturer at the John Calvin Reformed Seminary (Faculté de théologie Jean Calvin) in Aix-en-Provence, France.

 

Registration Rates

Early Bird
Registration
Standard
Registration
Late
Registration
Before
July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021
to Sept 30, 2021
After
Sept 30, 2021
¹Single Room $415 $445 $475
²Group Room (2-5 People) $365 $395 $425
3Seminary Student (2-5 People) $270 $300 $330
4Registration & Meals Only $250 $280 $310
  1. Single Room: 1 person bedroom with private bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.
  2. Group Room (2-5 People): A shared bedroom for 2-5 attendees with a private bathroom. Each person will have their own bed and you may specify your roommates. If you specify roommates we will not add other people to your room. Price is per person and includes 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch).
  3. Seminary Student (2-5 People): Based on the Group Room Plan, but with a discounted rate for seminarians.
  4. Registration & Meals Only: You arrange your own accommodations for lodging. All meals will be included and access to the entire event.