The Irresistible Conference 2019
Big God Theology for a Big Diverse Country
More than ever we need to develop churches and ministries that reflect the true magnitude of the God portrayed in Scripture. The Bible presents Him as the source of all that is good, right, and just. He is the creator and sustainer of life. From start to finish he is the God who initiates and effects our salvation. His glorious grace is irresistible.
The Irresistible Conference exists to help the church in South Africa embrace and promote a big God theology in tackling the various challenges presented in our beautiful country.
Join us on the 18th of November at Grace Presbyterian Church for a day conference as we worship and explore this great theme together.
The day starts at 9am with registration and coffee, and is scheduled to run until 4pm.
Dr. Ligon Duncan
Ligon Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. A 1983 graduate of Furman University (B.A. History), he received the M.Div. and M.A. (Historical Theology) from Covenant Theological Seminary. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, New College, Scotland, in 1995 (under the supervision of renowned Reformation and Patristics scholar, David F. Wright). While in Scotland he also studied Systematic Theology at the Free Church of Scotland College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary) with Professor Donald Macleod.
Dr. Duncan has authored, co-authored, edited or contributed to more than 35 books including, The Underestimated Gospel (B&H, 2014), Perspectives on Christian Worship (B&H, 2009), and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter? (P&R, 2009).
Dr Duncan has extensive pastoral experience. His pastoral ministry spans three decades and four congregations: The Covenant Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, Missouri; Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Miss.; First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, Miss.; and historic First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Miss., where he served almost 18 years.
K.A. Ellis is passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. She is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where she is also a Robert Cannada Fellow for World Christianity.
Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Swiss-based organization, International Christian Response, and travels internationally advocating for global religious freedom.
Mrs. Ellis holds a Master of Art in Religion (MAR Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the Yale School of Drama, and is a Ph.D. candidate in World Christianity and Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England.
Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr.
In 1969, Carl Ellis began his ministry as a Senior Campus Minister with the Tom Skinner Associates in New York. From 1979 to 1989, Carl served as the Assistant pastor of Forest Park Community Church in Baltimore, MD, served on faculty at Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and as a seminar instructor for Prison Fellowship where he developed and taught “in-prison” and “in-community” seminars for inmates and community volunteers. Between 1986 and 2009, Carl served as an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (C.U.T.S.), and as Dean of Intercultural Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2015, Dr. Ellis was appointed Senior Research Fellow with Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Carl currently serves as the Academic Dean of The Makazi Institute, which he co-founded in 2012 to train the next generation of high-level cultural analysts. He is also the Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship, and serves on numerous boards and as a consultant on cultural matters.
He has authored several books, including Free At Last? and Saving Our Sons.
Dr. Ellis studied under Francis Schaeffer at LÁbri in Hermoz sur Olon’, Switzerland, completed his Masters in Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and holds a D.Phil from Oxford Graduate School.