CoRE Conference 2023

Connect • Renew • Equip

“In the beginning, God created … .” And He created all things perfectly — including man and woman, giving them value, dignity, and the purpose of glorifying Him. Then sin entered the world and damaged God’s image in man, but it did not damage the value of persons made in His image.

Now God’s design for personhood is under assault. Everywhere we see extreme expressions of self-identification and self-worship, such as devaluing unborn children, childhood, gender, sexuality, ethnic differences, the disabled, and the elderly.

Join us as we go back to “the beginning” to strengthen 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 Conference 2023

Jan. 30 – Feb. 1

Schedule

Monday, Jan. 30

3–6:45 p.m.Check-In
Welcome Center
7 p.m.Session 1: Personhood from the Beginning
Steve Pettit — Rodeheaver Auditorium

Tuesday, Jan. 31

8:30 a.m.Check-In
Rodeheaver Auditorium
9 a.m.Session 2: Theology of Personhood
Paul Tautges — Rodeheaver Auditorium
10:30 a.m.Fellowship Break with Coffee and Snacks
Rodeheaver Auditorium
11 a.m.Session 3: Personhood and the Image of God in Man
Jim Newcomer — Rodeheaver Auditorium
12:30 p.m.Lunch
2 p.m.Breakout Sessions 1
War Memorial Chapel
Levinson Hall (Welcome Center)
College Point (Dining Common)
Rodeheaver Auditorium
Seminary 113
Seminary 214
Seminary Reading Room
7 p.m.Session 4: Personhood and Redemption
Stuart Scott — Rodeheaver Auditorium
8:45 p.m.Reception
Welcome Center Second Floor

Wednesday, Feb. 1

9 a.m.Session 5: Personhood and Race
Nicolas Ellen — Rodeheaver Auditorium
10:30 a.m.Fellowship Break with Coffee and Snacks
Rodeheaver Auditorium
11 a.m.Session 6: Personhood and Sanctification
Jim Berg — Rodeheaver Auditorium
12:30 a.m.Lunch
2 p.m.Breakout Sessions 2
War Memorial Chapel
Levinson Hall (Welcome Center)
College Point (Dining Common)
Rodeheaver Auditorium
Seminary 113
Seminary 214
Seminary Reading Room
3 p.m.Fellowship Break with Coffee and Snacks
College Point (Dining Common)
5:30 p.m.Banquet
Alan Benson — Davis Room (Dining Common)

Speakers

Steve Pettit, president of Bob Jones University and BJU Seminary, leads the next generation of evangelists and disciple-makers with emphasis on character that serves and loves people and with a commitment to God’s inerrant, relevant truth. 

Paul Tautges, senior pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, is a biblical counselor who is a fellow for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and a prolific author who helps others grow in God’s all-sufficient grace and truth. 

Jim Newcomer, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is an ACBC-certified adjunct professor for biblical counseling at BJU Seminary who is committed to practicing and teaching biblical pastoring and counseling.  

Stuart Scott, director of biblical counseling at BJU Seminary who also serves as executive director of One-Eighty Ministries and fellow and director of membership services for ACBC, pastored and now teaches biblical counseling with the conviction that every pastor is a counselor. 

Nicolas Ellen, senior pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church in Houston, Texas, serves in numerous counseling and teaching roles as an ACBC fellow, including adjunct professor at BJU Seminary and founder of Expository Counseling Training Center, where he equips saints for ministry. 

Jim Berg, professor of biblical counseling at BJU Seminary, teaches and writes on leadership, counseling, and discipleship and, as an ACBC-certified counselor with addiction specialization, leads Freedom That Lasts®, a local church-based addiction ministry he and his wife founded. 

Alan Benson, executive vice president for student development and ministry advancement at Bob Jones University, applies his over-25 years of local church ministry to training the next generation and overseeing student discipleship, leadership, conduct and counseling. 

Registration and Pricing

Early Bird Discount

$100
$25 for spouses

General Admission

$125
$25 for spouses

BJU Community*

FREE
*faculty, staff and students

Early bird discount ends Jan. 13.
Registration closes Jan. 25.

Location and Directions

The conference is hosted by BJU Seminary on the campus of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29614

Accommodations

Food

There are several options for purchasing meals on campus including Chick-fil-A and Papa John’s as well as the University dining common. Or you’ll find many restaurants close by.

Hotels

Coming from out of town? You’ll find a variety of local hotels that offer a special BJU rate. Check out these hotels.

Questions?

Email or call (864) 242–5100 ext. 4210