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FEAR NOT:
CHRIST'S CALL FOR COURAGE
IN A WORLD OF CHAOS

This year's 11th annual Building Tomorrow's Church conference is focused on the Lord's call for his disciples to FEAR NOT. Today, this command is just as relevant for Christ's disciples as when these words were first spoken nearly 2,000 years ago.

You don't have to search far to see how Christians are being persecuted in many ways in many places around the world. Followers of Jesus Christ are being insulted, ostracized, and attacked in almost every corner of the world—and even in the supposedly more "civilized" societies.  

And yet Christ's call is the same in every place and in every generation:

FEAR NOT.

At BTC18, attendees will be encouraged by the preaching of God's Word to put away fear of man and to fear God and trust him. As our Lord told his disciples in Matthew 10:28-31,

"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.."

 

check back soon for SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENTS
+ full agenda

 

Ryan Davidson

Pastor, GRACE BAPTIST CHAPEL • HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

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Ryan Davidson has served in several congregations and in counseling ministry over the last 15 years and has been serving as pastor at Grace Baptist Chapel in Hampton, VA since August of 2008. He has a desire to see this church family continue to grow into maturity of the faith and to be devoted to Christ and devoted to one another. Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Christie, and they have four wonderful children: Micah, Lydia, Shaphan and Magdalene. Ryan holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.), The College of William & Mary (M.Ed.), Southern Seminary, Louisville KY (Th.M.) and he is a (Ph.D.cand) at The Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands in Early Church History/Pastoral Theology.  He has written several publications, including one book on the Lord’s Supper and he is the member of several academic societies.  He has taught in several academic institutions and seminaries both as an adjunct faculty member or as a Visiting Instructor.  He likes fishing with the kids, enjoying his wife’s culinary delights, running (every once in awhile) and fellowship with friends and guests around the table.

 

Brandon Smith

Pastor, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church • Jackson, Georgia

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Pastor Smith was raised in Birmingham, Alabama and was a member of Roebuck Park Baptist Church. The Lord converted Brandon as a boy and called him into the ministry as an older teenager. Roebuck Park licensed Brandon to the ministry in 1991. He served his first church in January of 1992 as Minister of Music and Youth.  The Lord placed him in full time Evangelism for a short time. Then he served as a youth associate at F.B.C. Concord Knoxville, Tn. in 1994, before he moved to Griffin, Ga. in 1995. He served as Minister of Students at Second Baptist Church Griffin for five years and thankfully he met his wife Beth. He now pastors Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, since 2003, after he served as Pastor of a church plant for 3 years that merged with Trinity R. B. C. in 2002. He and Beth were married in 2001 they have four children Adison, Frasier, J.B., and Sophie. Brandon graduated, with a Pastoral Divinity Diploma, from the Log College at Heritage Church Fayetteville, Ga. Also, he holds a B. A. degree in History from Macon State College, Macon, Ga.

Location & Amenities

BTC 2018 will again be held at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona, June 8-11. NAU is easily accessible from Interstate 10 and close to plenty of shops and restaurants.

Note: Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

 

The Suites at NAU provide a hotel-type feel with the following amenities: Comfortable suite-style rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, a game room complete with pool table, foosball, air hockey, arcade games, TVs, and a movie theater. Additionally, the facility includes a business center with computers, four lounges with study rooms, laundry (accepts credit or debit), an ATM, and FREE Wi-Fi.

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Bedroom Suites

Every one bedroom, one bathroom suite includes two twin-sized beds, linens (blankets, fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillows, towels, & washcloths), two dressers and nightstands, ceiling fans, desks with chairs, closets, a mini refrigerator & microwave, and FREE internet. Please note that although we expect the temperatures to be quite pleasant that weekend, the rooms do not have air conditioning.

Feel free to plan ahead of time who you want to room with for the weekend; or just wait until check-in to figure it out. If you have specific lodging requests, please let us know. Additionally, we make every effort to separate men and women on different floors, with the exception of married couples who will have their own rooms.

Packing Suggestions

  • Cash for things like parking, on-campus swimming, Starbucks, vending machines, off-campus excursions, etc.
  • A small fan for your room in case it gets too warm
  • An extra blanket or sheet (the bed sheets provided are fairly light)
  • Your best Hootenanny performance!

 

  • Bible & pen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes for 80° weather
  • Light jacket or sweater for cool evenings
  • Toiletries
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
 

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

4:00pm        Arrival + Check-in
5:30pm        Dinner
7:15pm         Session 1
9:00pm        Introductions + Fellowship

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

7:00am        Devotions (optional)
8:00am        Breakfast
9:15am         Session 2
11:00am       Group Activity
12:00pm       Lunch
1:00pm         Free Time + Afternoon Activities
4:00pm        Roundtable Discussion
5:30pm        Dinner
7:00pm        Session 3
                   Breakout Session 2
9:00pm        Hootenanny + Fellowship

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

7:00am        Devotions (optional)
8:00am        Breakfast
9:30am        Session 4
                   Group Photo
12:00pm       Lunch
1:00pm        Fellowship + Rest
4:30pm        Session 5
5:30pm        Dinner
6:45pm        Session 6
8:00pm        Q+A Session
9:00pm        Fellowship

MONDAY, JUNE 11

7:00am        Devotions (optional)
8:00am        Breakfast
9:30am        Praise + Prayer
11:30am       Lunch + Departures