This coming Friday and Saturday (February 5-6) SEBTS will host its annual 20/20 Collegiate Conference. This year’s theme is A City Within A City: Church, Culture & Counter-Culture. A list of this year’s plenary speakers is below. In addition to the plenary sessions, breakout sessions will be led by SEBTS faculty members such as Bruce Ashford, David Nelson, Alvin Reid, Nathan Finn, Heath Thomas, Ed Gravely, Mark Liederbach, and George Robinson (among many others).
It is not too late to register. See the conference website, where you can register for the conference and watch short video interviews with several of the program personalities.
We hope to see you in Wake Forest this weekend.
Daniel Akin is president of Southeastern and a respected theologian, preacher and evangelical leader. He and his wife Charlotte have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He is the author of God on Sex, Five Who Changed the World, and several biblical commentaries as well as editor of A Theology for the Church. His teaching resources may be found at danielakin.com.
Matt Chandler serves as Lead Pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village, TX. He describes his six-year tenure at The Village as a re-planting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. The church has witnessed a tremendous response growing from 160 people to over 6,000 including satellite campuses in Dallas and Denton. Alongside his current role as lead pastor, Matt is involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally through The Village and various strategic partnerships. His greatest joy outside of Jesus is being married to Lauren and being a dad to their three children, Audrey, Reid and Norah.
J.D. Greear is pastor of the Summitt Church in Durham, N.C. Before coming to work at the Summit he had worked among Muslims in Southeast Asia. He earned both his MDiv and PhD from Southeastern. He has authored a number of publications, including the forthcoming Breaking the Islamic Code. He is committed to the local church and to church planting. He and his wife Veronica have three kids, Kharis, Alethia and Ryah.
Clayton King speaks to over 200,000 people annually on college campuses for FCA, InterVarsity, BSU, and Campus Crusade for Christ. He also speaks at numerous national youth conferences, camps, and retreats, as well as dozens of youth rallies and churches of different denominations. He speaks on various topics depending on his audience, including marriage, missions, music, dating, motivational talks for non-religious events, and discipleship. But above all, he is called to preach the gospel and call people to salvation in Christ. He and his wife Charie have two sons.
David Platt serves as the pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. His passion in ministry – disciple-making – leads him to model the teaching of God’s word, mentoring others and sharing his faith. He has traveled extensively to teach the Bible and church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. Platt is married to Heather, his bride of seven years, and they have two sons.
Dave Owen is the Associate Pastor of College and Evangelism Ministries at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. He is a graduate of Averett University where he majored in business administration. After four years as a golf professional, Dave attended Southeastern and graduated in 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree. Dave has served at Providence since 1995. He is married to his partner and best friend, Julie. They have four children.
Friday, February 5
3:30 PM Registration Open – Ledford Center
7:00 PM Welcome/ Praise and Worship
7:30 PM Plenary Session I (Daniel Akin)
8:30-8:45 PM Worship (Quick Restroom Break)
8:45-9:45 PM Plenary Session II (Matt Chandler via Video)
10:00 PM Closing Song & Remarks
Saturday, February 6
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast – Ledford Center (Gym)
8:30-8:45 AM Morning Worship
8:45 AM Plenary Session III (David Platt)
10:00 AM Breakout Session I
11:15 AM Breakout Session II
12:15 PM Group Lunch – Ledford Center (Gym)
1:15 PM Afternoon Worship
1:30 PM Plenary Session IV (J. D. Greear)
2:45 PM Breakout Session III
3:55 PM Worship
4:00 PM Plenary Session V (Clayton King)
5:15 PM Closing Song & Remarks