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Schedule

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Note: The online streaming schedule differs from the on-site conference schedule and includes “encore” sessions from past Basics sessions.

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May 7th

  • 12:00 PM
    Children’s Wing
    Arrival and Registration
  • 3:00 PM
    Auditorium
    Alistair Begg
  • 4:30 PM
    Auditorium
    Criticism & Conflict: God’s Tools for Refining our Ministry
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    Every pastor and church worker faces criticism. And as we know from personal experience, criticism often breeds conflict. Frantically as leaders we try to limit the damage to Christ’s work, repairing fractured relationships and recovering lost focus. But often anxiety sets in, and our prayers begin to wander and our minds reach unhealthy levels of fatigue. Joy is illusive and God seems remote. But here is an encouraging word: when it feels like we are on the brink of defeat, we are often on the cusp of victory. For our God takes an active role in criticism and conflict. He uses them supernaturally as tools for his glory, for the refinement of our hearts, and ultimately for the advance of his ministry. This is the lesson we learn from Job, and even more the lesson we learn from Christ.

    Tim Savage
  • B020-21
    Anger & the Pastor

    “…not…quick-tempered” (Titus 1:7, ESV). Few pastors are untroubled by this warning. Whether you are temperamentally hot-tempered or not, there are times in all our pastorates when we struggle with anger – suppressed, expressed, nursed, or frustrated. In this seminar we look at the pressures that make us angry, the root causes of our anger, the damage caused by anger and – above all – the beautiful gospel cure for pastoral anger.

    Christopher Ash
  • A222-224
    Sexual Identity, Hope, & the Gospel

    As culture has embraced homosexuality and same-sex relationships, believers in our congregations must now navigate a myriad of new questions and situations. As pastors, how do we address LGBT issues biblically and compassionately, and equip our congregations for ministry to the LGBT community?

    Jonathan Holmes
  • 5:45 PM
    The Lord’s Supper
    Watch or ListenCDDVD
    Sinclair Ferguson
  • 5:45 PM
    Commons & Venue
    Dinner
  • 7:00 PM
    Auditorium
    Jeremiah – The Power of the Word in the Pastor
    Watch or ListenCDDVD
    Christopher Ash

May 8th

  • 8:00 AM
    Commons & Venue
    Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM
    Auditorium
    Treasuring the Treasure
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    Paul described the Gospel as a priceless treasure stored in “jars of clay”—insignificant servants who hardly seem up to their holy calling. In this message, Tim Savage helps us see that this paradox forms the foundation of Christian service. God, he reminds us, often uses challenges and afflictions to point out our weakness and remind us of his power. As we embrace our limitations, we will find the light of Jesus shining brightly in us and through us.

    Tim Savage
  • 10:30 AM
    Coffee
  • 11:00 AM
    Auditorium
    Jesus – The Fruit of Sacrifice in the Pastor
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    The Bible contains many stories of inadequate servants who glorified God through their frailty. But what about Jesus Himself? Is He, too, a “jar of clay”? As Jesus approached the culmination of His ministry, He spoke not of success, but of sacrifice. This sacrifice, Christopher Ash notes, was necessary and costly, but ultimately fruitful—and it remains so today for pastors who follow in Christ’s humble footsteps.

    Christopher Ash
  • 12:15 PM
    Sola Scriptura
    Watch or Listen
    Al Mohler
  • 12:15 PM
    Commons & Venue
    Lunch
  • 1:15 PM
    Auditorium
    Anger & the Pastor
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    “…not…quick-tempered” (Titus 1:7, ESV). Few pastors are untroubled by this warning. Whether you are temperamentally hot-tempered or not, there are times in all our pastorates when we struggle with anger – suppressed, expressed, nursed, or frustrated. In this seminar we look at the pressures that make us angry, the root causes of our anger, the damage caused by anger and – above all – the beautiful gospel cure for pastoral anger.

    Christopher Ash
  • B020-21
    Criticism & Conflict: God’s Tools for Refining our Ministry

    Every pastor and church worker faces criticism. And as we know from personal experience, criticism often breeds conflict. Frantically as leaders we try to limit the damage to Christ’s work, repairing fractured relationships and recovering lost focus. But often anxiety sets in, and our prayers begin to wander and our minds reach unhealthy levels of fatigue. Joy is illusive and God seems remote. But here is an encouraging word: when it feels like we are on the brink of defeat, we are often on the cusp of victory. For our God takes an active role in criticism and conflict. He uses them supernaturally as tools for his glory, for the refinement of our hearts, and ultimately for the advance of his ministry. This is the lesson we learn from Job, and even more the lesson we learn from Christ.

    Tim Savage
  • A222-224
    Sexual Identity, Hope, & the Gospel

    As culture has embraced homosexuality and same-sex relationships, believers in our congregations must now navigate a myriad of new questions and situations. As pastors, how do we address LGBT issues biblically and compassionately, and equip our congregations for ministry to the LGBT community?

    Jonathan Holmes
  • 2:30 PM
    Auditorium
    Sexual Identity, Hope, & the Gospel
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    As culture has embraced homosexuality and same-sex relationships, believers in our congregations must now navigate a myriad of new questions and situations. As pastors, how do we address LGBT issues biblically and compassionately, and equip our congregations for ministry to the LGBT community?

    Jonathan Holmes
  • B020-021
    What is Success in Youth Ministry?
    ListenCD

    In youth ministry, the church has a unique privilege and responsibility to invest in the lives of young people. As pastors and parents, we rightly long for a successful youth ministry at our church. The question is: how do we measure success? In this breakout session, we will discuss our philosophy of youth ministry at Parkside Church and address what we believe to be a biblical metric for success.

    Dan Schillero
  • A208-210
    Lay Eldership: Bearing the Burden Together
    ListenCD

    No matter the size of your church or number of elders that serve there, purity, unity and competency are three important principles for any leadership team. Join two of Parkside’s lay elders as they discuss how these principles have served our church well. Come ready to ask questions so that we can think together about our Biblical responsibilities as undershepherds.

    Eric Snyder, Carl Anderson
  • A219-221
    Ministry in the City – What was I Thinking?
    ListenCD

    There is nothing more exciting than urban ministry! But it just might not be what you thought it would be. Join Joe Abraham, pastor of Scranton Road Bible Church in Cleveland, as he shares lessons he has learned from over 25 years of pastoral ministry in the city. Bring your head and your hearts, battered and all, and be encouraged.

    Joe Abraham
  • A222-224
    Missions: Your Church is Not Just an ATM
    ListenCD

    The real currency that fuels mission isn’t the dollar. It’s relationship. Dollars, of course, are necessary but the relationship between the sending church and the missionary is pure gold. This breakout will explore how Parkside relates as sender/supporter with missionaries both domestic and international.

    Scott Kennedy, Kep James
  • 3:30 PM
    A Good Servant of Jesus Christ (Part One)
    Watch or Listen
    Alistair Begg
  • 4:15 PM
    Dealing With Temptation
    Watch or Listen
    Sinclair Ferguson
  • 5:10 PM
    A Good Servant of Jesus Christ (Part Two)
    Watch or Listen
    Alistair Begg
  • 6:00 PM
    The Core of Expository Preaching
    Watch or Listen
    Al Mohler
  • 3:30 PM
    Break
  • 5:30 PM
    Commons & Venue
    Dinner
  • 7:00 PM
    Auditorium
    Looking For Glory
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    Gospel ministry, Tim Savage explains, is a cycle that turns on three spokes: faith, speaking, and inevitable suffering. When we allow suffering to sap our faith, it can render us ineffective. When we see that suffering is only temporary, however, it can spur us on to greater trust in God. With Christ’s self-emptying love as our model, we can face hardship in the confidence that heaven isn’t just coming—in Him, it is already among us.

    Tim Savage
  • 8:30 PM
    Auditorium
    Lucas Lessons
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    In this informal, light-hearted session, Alistair Begg shares practical lessons on preaching learned from his friend and fellow minister Dick Lucas. Topics include the centrality of Scripture, applying the biblical text in a modern context, the connection between text and framework, and the relationship of illustration and application to exposition.

    Alistair Begg

May 9th

  • 8:00 AM
    Commons & Venue
    Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM
    Auditorium
    Question and Answer
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    Join Christopher Ash, Alistair Begg, and Tim Savage as they field questions from conference attendees regarding the life and work of the pastor, from the moment of God’s initial call through the challenges of ministry to the final task of finishing well.

    Alistair Begg, Christopher Ash, Tim Savage
  • 10:30 AM
    Coffee
  • 11:00 AM
    Auditorium
    Jars of Clay, Part Two
    Watch or ListenCDDVD

    After accommodating his fearful testing, God told Gideon to lead Israel against the oppressive Midianites. God’s instructions for preparation, however, saw Israel’s forces diminished from an army 32,000 strong to an insignificant band of 300 men. In this message, Alistair Begg walks us through the events leading up to Gideon’s stunning victory. Along the way, we see how God helps us to face our own inadequacy so that we may discover and rely upon His sufficiency.

    Alistair Begg
  • 12:30 PM
    Commons & Venue
    Lunch

Speakers

Alistair has invited Christopher Ash and Tim Savage to join him for the 2018 Basics Conference, which will take place May 7-9, 2018 at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, OH. Go back and listen to previous years in the archive.

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Christopher Ash

Tyndale House

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Alistair Begg

Parkside Church

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Tim Savage

timothybsavage.com

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