2018 CORPS Winter Conference
Purdue CORPS is inviting all college age and young adults to enjoy a time of growth and fellowship at its annual Winter Conference! The conference will involve teaching sessions, workshops, worship, outdoor activities, games, a “stump the pastors” session, and lots of fellowship!
When: Friday, January 12th - Monday, January 15th, 2017
Where: The Ark (Rainbow Christian Camp) - 3522 N 1000 W 27, Converse, IN 46919
Speaker and Topic: This year we are excited to welcome Pastor Ed Blackwood from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, PA) to speak to us on the theme of "The Calling to Which You have been Called"
Theme Passage: Ephesians 4:1-16
What Else: Fellowship, Workshops by six other speakers, food, fun and games!
Cost: $85 by January 7th (11:59pm); $95 if registering on January 8th or later.
Accommodations: Bunk beds/mattresses are provided. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. And don't forget to bring snacks to share! All meals (excluding Friday night) are provided.
7:00 - Registration Begins (Eat before you come)
8:00 - Opening Mixer
9:00 - Session One: Called to Learn (2 Tim 3:10-17)
7:30 - Breakfast
9:00 - “A” Workshops (See workshop descriptions below)
10:15 - “B” Workshops
11:30 - Session Two: Called to Obey (1 Peter 1, Eph 6:1-9)
12:30 - Lunch
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Testimony
7:15 - Session Three: Called to Grow Up (Heb 5:11-6:12)
8:30 - Group Activity
8:30 - Breakfast
9:45 - Meet to Sing then Leave for Worship
10:30 - Worship at Marion RPC (1100 West Jeffras Ave, Marion, IN 46952)
12:30 - Lunch
5:00 - Testimony
5:15 - Evening Service: Calling (Eph 4:1-16)
6:45 - Dinner
7:30 - Stump the Pastors
What to Bring:
- Bible, Psalter, and Notebook
- Warm, outdoor/sports clothes
- Sunday Clothes
- Sleeping bag
- Snacks to share (Drinks will be provided)
- Cash or a check payable to “Reformed Presbyterian Church of Lafayette” for $85 if you register on or before 01/07/2018. Bring cash or a check for $95 if you register after this date.
A - "City of Refuge" (Fellowship and Hospitality)
The Bible assumes that the Church will be a true community; a shelter for the poor, orphan, stranger, and the widow. But is it? Is the 21st century Western Church, truly a picture of the family of God that the New Testament envisions She will be? Come to discuss how we can have a holistic view of hospitality and better develop the community of our individual churches.
A – "Offering Incense" (Corporate Prayer)
Do you ever “zone out” during the pastoral prayer at church, or during others prayers at Bible Studies and prayer meetings. Can that really be the best form of praying together? In this workshop we will learn the God-given importance of corporate prayer and how we should approach this godly discipline.
A - "A Higher Standard for Higher Education"
Academic Integrity is more than avoiding plagiarism; and, Academic Excellence is more than getting A’s. God’s expectation and desire for your life as a student is a high one: glorify Him in all of your academic pursuits! During this workshop we will discuss how we can be more consistent in our godliness, especially in the area of studies.
B - "Missions from the Home Front"
We all know the allure of the front lines of spiritual warfare; being abroad on the mission field, and sowing seeds of the Gospel. But that war seems far less glamorous on the home front. What value do we bring to Gospel missions, and how can we contribute to the advancement of the Gospel abroad while not being called to missionary efforts ourselves? This workshop will cover the vital and indispensable role you play in missions while here on the home front.
B – "Unhiding Your Lamp" (Evangelism)
God’s design for His whole church is to be shining the light of the gospel into a dark world. This workshop will explore the possibility of evangelism motivated by something better than guilt.
B – "Mercy is a Lifestyle" (Mercy Ministry)
Jesus calls us to show mercy to the “least of these.” But effective and evangelistic mercy is far more demanding and exciting than a simple act of giving. This workshop will explore how mercy can be a lifestyle of ministry.