This fall, the Redeemer churches will come together for a one-night event to learn, grow and prepare to be mobilized for missional living. We want to see a city renewed by the gospel, but in today’s culture, the challenges to sharing our faith or discipling someone can feel almost insurmountable.
Tim Keller will lead two sessions one on the principles of sharing our faith in today’s culture and the second on the practices for how we effectively share our faith in spite of tough questions and misconceptions about Christianity. Guest speaker Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin will share about four things Christians must reclaim, and everyone in attendance will receive a copy of her book Confronting Christianity. This is going to be a key part of this ministry year in preparing you for effective missional living.
We are excited to see how God will work through our growing family of churches in the coming years. But while we're thankful for all God has done, we're also hopeful that this is just the beginning of something much, much bigger. In 2016 thousands of Redeemer congregants said “I’m in” to help grow the gospel movement in NYC and to help bring gospel influence to every neighborhood and every part of the culture. We want to encourage everyone to deepen your commitment of living out the gospel and see you strengthen your ability to share your faith with your friends who aren’t Christian. As we look forward, we hope many of you bring friends into our community so that they can discover the hope and joy that only Jesus offers.
Although we are unable to offer childcare on site at the conference, we are able to offer a couple of options to offset babysitting costs. Please contact [email protected] BEFORE registering.
Timothy Keller is Chairman of Redeemer City to City and the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For twenty-eight years he led Redeemer’s diverse congregation of urban professionals that has grown into three churches (in 2017) with a combined weekly attendance of over 5,000.
Dr. Keller grew up in Pennsylvania and was educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.
Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD in renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is cofounder of Vocable Communications and former vice president of content at the Veritas Forum, where she spent almost a decade working with Christian academics at leading secular universities and she is also the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
1. How do we share our faith now? Principles
2. How do we share our faith now? Practice
3. Four things Christians must reclaim
We understand not everyone will be able to attend in person, so we invite you to join us via livestream. Please choose one of the links below to register.
A recording of the video will be available for on-demand viewing until January 31, 2020.
Early Bird Rate (Redeemer Church Congregants)*
- $10 until October 19, 11:59 p.m. EST
Regular Rate (Redeemer Church Congregants)
- $20 until November 11, 11:59 p.m. EST
- $25 walk-in
Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will be issued until October 19. After that, no refunds will be issued. Tickets are non-transferable. To request a cancellation, please contact [email protected].
* This special pricing is available to Redeemer congregants through funding by the Rise Campaign
Will meals be provided?
Dinner will not be provided.
Will childcare be provided?
We will not be able to provide childcare on site but we have a couple options to offset those costs. Please contact [email protected] BEFORE registering.
My budget is tight. Do you offer discounts?
Please email [email protected] for assistance. You can also attend for free if you volunteer (see below).
How can I volunteer?
We’re thankful for any volunteers that can help! All volunteers receive waived admission. At this time we're recruiting Redeemer attendees only. If that describes you, please sign up here.
Is this event open to non-Redeemer congregants?
The Formation events are intended primarily to equip Redeemer congregants. At this time we do not have spots available to visitors. In an effort to honor all interested parties, we encourage you to register to watch via Livestream. The video will remain online for a couple months to view at your convenience.
Who do I contact with a different question?
Reach out to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Formation is a Redeemer initiative that equips you with practices to grow as a disciple of Christ.