December 2013   
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A Letter From Our Executive Director
Tom Ascol

Founders Ministries Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in and involvement with Founders Ministries. It is hard to believe that last July marked 30 years since that first Founders Conference was held in Memphis, Tennessee. The last three decades have been filled with amazing displays of God's good hand on this ministry and, more importantly, of His power being manifested in a growing, widespread revival of the doctrines of grace.

When SBTS faculty wrote a letter protesting our use of an image of the school's Boyce Library eighteen years ago on the cover of The Founders Journal who could have guessed that less than two decades later that institution would be led by a President who is clearly committed to the doctrines of grace? Or who would have ventured to think that men like Tom Nettles, Don Whitney and Michael Haykin would be respected members of the faculty?

Continue reading for a preview of some exciting eventing coming up in 2014!

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Founders Journal
Issue 94 (Fall 2013)

A Closer Look at Confessions of Faith

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Editoral Introduction: A Closer Look at Confessions of Faith (Ken Puls)
The Moral Law of God and Baptist Identity (Jon English Lee)
The Deterioration of the Baptist Faith and Message (Jason Smathers)
Should We Be Creedalists? (Tom Hicks)

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National Founders Conference in 2014
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Founders Conference
Make plans now to join us in historic Charleston, SC  October 16-18, 2014. It has been several years since we have had a national conference. We are pleased to announce the 2014 National Founders Conference will be hosted by the First Baptist Church of Charleston. The theme of the conference will be: "Confessional Power and Gospel Advance: The Second London Confession at Home and Abroad." Mark your calendars and watch for more information forthcoming.
Founders Study Center
Announcing Our 2014 Spring Courses

Founders Study Center Join us this spring for courses on preaching and the Puritans.

Register by January 4, 2013 and receive an early registration discount!

All course lectures can be downloaded to your iPod, iPad or computer.

Study Preaching and Preachers with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. In this course students will have an opportunity to hear one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century share his vision of preaching. A 16-week course beginning February 3, 2014.

Study Intro to the Puritans with Dr. Mark Dever, Dr. J.I. Packer and others. The Puritans have provided a rich and profitable heritage of doctrine and devotion. They lingered long in the Word of God and sought to apply its truths to everyday aspects of life and worship. This course offers students a brief historical overview of the Puritans and their value to us today.  A 10-week course beginning March 17, 2013

Spring 2014 Registration is now open!

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Joyful Christmas
Wishing you and your family a joyful Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Founders Press will be closed for the holidays December 23, 2013 through January 1, 2014. New orders will be shipped after the first of the year.

Upcoming Events

Deep South Founders Conference
     January 16-18, 2014
     On the Reformed Theological Seminary campus
     Jackson. MS

Theme: Christ the Mediator

Midwest Founders Conference [PDF]
     February 25-26, 2014
     At the First Baptist Church
     St. Peters, Missouri

Theme: Necessary, Sufficient, Effective and Irresistible

Look for Founders Ministries at the 2014 G3 Conference
Enter the discount code "Founders" when you register.

     Theme: The Church: From a Biblical Perspective
     January 23-25, 2014
     At Pray's Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA (near Atlanta)

Speakers include:Voddie Baucham, Conrad Mbewe, Steven Lawson, Tim Challis and David Miller

One Passion Preaching Conference with Steve Lawsen
     January 28-30, 2014
     At RTS Orlando
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