We are a diverse church family. But, even with our differences – ethnic, cultural, generational, and more! – God’s Word informs us that we are all ONE (Ephesians 2:14).
ONE is the theme of the 2nd Annual Conference on Apologetics and Culture. This year, it is being held in partnership between Grace EV Free in La Mirada and Community of Faith Bible Church in South Gate. Panel discussions will precede each talk that will be followed by small and large group discussions. Join us in the lower lot of Grace on the evenings of April 24-25, as well as at Grace at 9am or Community of Faith at 10am on Sunday morning, as we speak from God’s word, as well as our experience about what it means to be, ONE.
Looking Back | 6pm to 8:00pm
Small Group Discussion
Randall Gruendyke and Bobby Scott at Grace (9:00 am)
Anthony Kidd and Erik Thonennes at Community of Faith (10:00 am)
Looking Ahead | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Speaker: Anthony Kidd
Small Group Discussion
A Radical Rebelliousness
A Radical New Identity
A Radical Unity
Saturday, Session A
Saturday, Session B
William Lane Craig
Sunday, Session A
Sunday, Session B
Sunday, Session C
Sunday, Session D
Sunday, Breakout Session A
Sunday, Breakout Session B
William Lane Craig
Ph.D., University of Birmingham, U.K.; D.Theol., University of Munich
Bill is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, as well as Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He has written over thirty books and in 2016 was named by The Best Schools as one of the fifty most influential living philosophers. You can access Bill’s work at reasonablefaith.org. Bill is married to Jan and together they have two grown children.
Ph.D., Biola University
Jacob is the founder of Heritage Counsel, an organization dedicated to advancing Christian truth in public life. Jacob has spoken around the world on a variety of topics including Christian apologetics, as well as Christian mission in the twenty-first century. Along with his wife, Preeta, Jacob lives in La Mirada where he has been active in a variety of ministries at Grace since 2014.
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Greg is a Professor of Philosophy at Biola University where he specializes in philosophy of religion and history of philosophy. Greg has written or edited a half dozen books, including his most recent title, Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations (IVP, 2017). Before coming to Biola, Greg taught at Yale where he was a senior fellow at the Rivendell Institute. Greg and his wife, Jeanie, have three children.
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Jason teaches philosophy at Azusa Pacific University. Along with his classroom work, Jason has also ministered to students on campuses and in local churches both in the U.S., as well as the U.K. Along with his wife, Amanda, and four children, Jason is a member of Grace where he serves as a part of the Sunday morning preaching team.
Romans 8 is a truly remarkable chapter that has comforted and blessed Christians throughout the ages. This is the case because Romans 8 summarizes the Gospel. As one author puts it, “If you know Romans 8 then you know the Gospel.” This chapter tells us that if we are in Christ then we are perfectly safe. As the song goes, “no power of hell, no scheme of man” will ever “pluck” us from the hands of God since he has so wonderfully and so lovingly redeemed us to himself through Jesus Christ. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loved us!
Spend October 19-20 exploring and mining the truths contained in this incredibly important chapter at Grace’s 3rd Annual Fall Bible Conference.
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Ray (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) has pastored churches in four states, most recently, Immanuel Church, in Nashville, TN. Along with his pulpit ministry, Ray has served as a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, and as a writer. His latest book, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, was named ECPA’s, “2017 Christian Book of the Year.” Ray also made significant contributions to The English Standard Version, and New Living Translation of the Bible. He is president of, Renewal Ministries, and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition.
Along with his wife, Jani, of forty-six years, Ray has four delightful children and fourteen amazing grandchildren.
Anthony (M.Div., Master’s Seminary) is the Preaching Pastor at Community of Faith Bible Church in South Gate, CA where he has served since 2006. For nineteen years, Anthony has been a faculty member at the Los Angeles Bible Training School where he is currently teaching the course, Christian Marriage and Family.
Anthony and his wife, Sherry, have been married for twenty-five years and take special joy in raising their five children.
Kenny (M.A., Biola University) is the Elder of Worship and Preaching at Grace. He came to Grace in 2001. Kenny has preached and led sung worship in a variety of venues including Biola University chapel and Forest Home Christian Conference Center.
Kenny and his wife, Betsy, have been married for twenty-one years and are the grateful parents of three wonderful children.
What does is it mean to live in the Spirit? Our thoughts on the matter can be vague and fuzzy. But Romans 8 clearly and practically teaches one how to live in the Spirit. Come and learn from two persons who regularly work at putting this passage into practice.
The Gospel-Centered Life – Jason Oakes, Jan Buck
It has been said that to know Romans 8 is to know the gospel. But, what does it mean to live the gospel day by day? In this session, hear what it means to live a Gospel-centered life from two persons who have been especially shaped by its transforming power.
January 20, 2019
A Conversation with William Lane Craig
Preeminent Christian apologist, Dr. William Lane Craig, and Erik Thoennes helped us look forward to the challenge of communicating the gospel in a changing world.
- 4 main sessions focusing on The Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13
- 2 breakout sessions highlighting prayer in the family as well as prayer through the ages
- 1 panel providing practical helps for more effective praying
The conference concluded on Sunday evening with a stirring Concert of Prayer.
Featured speakers included Bobby Scott, from Community of Faith Bible Church, as well as our own, Moyer Hubbard, Jason Oakes and Kip Dochterman.
“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name”
Speaker: Moyer Hubbard
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Speaker: Bobby Scott
”Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we have also forgiven our debtors”
”And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Practitioners of Prayer
Poetry of Prayer
Prayer for a Lifetime
Ron & Joyce Ulshafer and Randall & Nancy Gruendyke
Five truths that changed the course of history and can change the course of your life. A conference marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Change by Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)
Speaker: Randall Gruendyke
Change by Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)
Speaker: Jackson Randall
Change by Faith Alone (Sola Fide)
Speaker: Erik Thoennes
Luther’s Doctrine of Calling and It’s Incredibly Practical Implications for the Christian Life
Speaker: Alan Gomes
“Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other”: Luther ‘s Rediscovery of Scripture Alone and Faith Alone
Speaker: Karin Stetina
Change by Christ Alone (Solus Christus)
Speaker: Rob Lister
Music & Spoken Word
Change by Glory to God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria)
Walt Harrah & friends