CoRE 2024: The Return of Hope: Dealing with Depression in the Church
Through a series of carefully chosen plenary and breakout sessions, speakers at CoRE Conference 2024 lay the biblical groundwork for understanding the problem of depression and despair and equip you to help fellow believers in specific scenarios return to the hope and joy God promised in this broken world.
CoRE 2023: Who Am I? The Contemporary Assault on Personhood
At creation, God gave man and woman value, dignity, and the purpose of glorifying Him. Then sin entered the world and damaged God’s image in man, but without damaging the value of persons made in His image. Now God’s design for personhood is under assault. CoRE Conference 2023 strengthens our understanding of the theology, implications, and applications of personhood regarding who we are created at conception and who we are recreated in Christ.
CoRE 2022: AWAKE! Proclaiming Truth to a Broken Culture
Today churches are struggling with critical theory, our broken culture, and personal affliction. CoRE 2022 seeks to empower the church, especially pastors, for compassionate but uncompromised preaching and teaching to awaken the church to today’s unparalleled Gospel opportunity through prayer, personal holiness and proclamation of His Word.
CoRE 2020: New Life – Hope and Help for an Addicted World
Have you ever had a friend who is held captive to drugs, alcohol, pornography, eating disorders, or other destructive behaviors? Do you or your friend struggle with an enslaving habit? What does the Bible say about gaining victory over these harmful habits? This year’s CoRE Conference provides biblical answers to address the real needs of people who feel they have no hope.
Our society is marked by confusion, division, and sinfulness in matters of gender and sexuality. Far from being just a secular concern, gender and sexuality issues confront the church from within and without. But God’s Word guides how the church should respond to this, both on a cultural and personal level.
CoRE 2018: Biblical Counseling, Psychology, and Mental Illness
The marks of sin on our world are everywhere, but God’s Word is our source of comfort and direction in times of trial. While secular methods cannot offer lasting hope in the midst of difficulty and pain, biblical counseling points the hurting and broken to find grace and peace from God through the ongoing work of Christ.
Living in a sin-cursed world, we all find ourselves surrounded by people who are suffering, both believers and non-believers. Though the temptation to yield to despair is great, our God does have a purpose in suffering and is generous with His grace in times of need. We are called to minister to those who are suffering and show them that God’s purposes are accomplished through—not in spite of—their trials.
The call to follow Christ is a call to leave this world behind. And yet, believers are called to be salt and light to the world. Christ himself prays in John 17 that the Father would protect believers from the evil one—not that He would remove them from the world. So, what does it look like practically for Christians to be in the world, but not of the world?