August 2016  News from Founders Ministries

In This Issue:

Early registration for Fall 2016 at the Founders Study Center ends September 1st. Register Now for Fall courses.

Read the Founders Blog and catch up on Upcoming Events.

Learn more about the reformed Christian substance abuse program His Steps Ministries.
Founders Study Center

Join us this Fall at the Founders Study Center!

Study Pastoral Theology with Dr. Tom Ascol

Register for Directed Studies and work with one of our course mentors through this or any of our eight Fall courses:

Pastoral Theology
Intro to the Puritans
Preaching and Preachers
Evangelism and the Excellencies of God
Theology of the Reformers
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure
Baptist Covenant Theology

Or audit our Worship course for free.

Or enjoy unlimited access to any of our eight fall courses with a Full Site Subscription.

Early Registration discount for Directed Studies ends September 1, 2016.

Fall orientation and course previews (for registered students) opens September 6th.   

From the Founders Blog

Thoughts on Christian Liberty

With the resurgence of reformed theology has come a rediscovery of the doctrine of Christian liberty. This doctrine is important for spiritual growth and health because, as Paul succinctly put it in Galatians 5:1, "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery."

There are many such yokes that well-intentioned people try to place on believers-telling us what we must do and not do or how we must live if we want to be pleasing to the Lord: "Don't groom like that." "Dress like this." "Don't drink that." "Don't drive (or ride) that," etc.

The same type of pressure was placed on first-century Christians. They were admonished to be circumcised, to keep certain Jewish customs and to maintain certain dietary restrictions in order to be holy. The questions raised by these pressures are what led to the Jerusalem Council of Acts 15.

Quite simply, Christian liberty is the freedom to live in ways that God that has not restricted by His commandments.

Read more from Tom Ascol on The Blog
Did you know there is a reformed Christian substance abuse program?
His Steps Ministries
Did you know there is a reformed Christian substance abuse program? This clearly isn't your typical substance abuse program. His Steps Ministries is different. We believe God wants to bring true and permanent change to the lives of substance abusers through the gospel of Jesus Christ, the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the sufficient resources of God's Word. His Steps is a six-month program tailored to establish a foundation in Biblical thinking that transforms every aspect of a life destroyed by substance abuse. It includes regular accountability and discipleship from Biblical counselors. This is a ministry based out of the local church and in partnership with local churches to support the ministry of the church through training and counseling. And it uses a Biblical approach that addresses the sins of substance abuse in Biblical terms with Biblical solutions. There is God-centered HOPE. For more information, visit our website. If you would like free material for your church, please email Executive Director Steve Kroening at [email protected].
Upcoming Events

Southwest Founders Conference

September 22-23, 2016
Heritage Baptist Church
Mansfield, Texas
Theme: Baptist History
Speakers: Dr. Robert Oliver, Dr. James Renihan,
Pastor David Hendrickx, Pastor Jason Montgomery

Registration Now Open!

10th Annual Deep South Founders Conference

January 26-28, 2017
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Laurel, MS
Theme: The Doctrine of Justification
Main Speaker: James White

Pre-conference event on Thursday evening:
"What Every Christian Needs to Know About Islam."

Other speakers will be:
Earl Blackburn, pastor of Heritage Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA
Joe Nesom, pastor of First Baptist Church Jackson, LA
Charley Holmes, president of The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Registration Now Open!

Midwest Founders Conference

February 28 - March 1, 2017
First Baptist Church of Fenton
Fenton, MO
Theme: The Wittenburg Door
Main Speaker: Michael Haykin

Ministerial Student Seminar

"Reforming the Local Church"
 September 8-9, 2016
(Meals & Accommodations Provided-RSVP by Noon on Tuesday, Sept. 7)
Speaker: Dr. Fred A. Malone

First Baptist Church
12329 Jackson St.
Clinton, LA 70722
[email protected]

September 8, 2016
5:30 pm - Supper at FBC
7:00 pm - "The Reformation at FBC, Clinton" - Dr. Fred A. Malone
8:15 pm - Question Panel - Church Officers and Members

September 9, 2016
8:00 am - Breakfast at Host Home
9:00 am - "The Priorities of Local Church Reformation" - Dr. Fred A. Malone
10:30 am-Panel Discussion - Pastors Malone and Axsom.
11:30 am - Dismissed

Young Adults Fall Retreat (18-30ish)

"The Incredible Goodness of God in Providence"
September 9-10, 2016
(Meals & Accommodations Provided - RSVP by Noon on Tuesday, September 7)
Speaker: Dr. Fred A. Malone

First Baptist Church
12329 Jackson St.
Clinton, LA 70722
[email protected]

September 9, 2016
5:30 pm - Supper at FBC Fellowship Hall
6:30 pm - Fellowship and Singing Together
7:00 pm -  "Why do painful things happen to me?" - Pastor Fred Malone
8:00 pm - Questions and Discussion

September 10, 2016
8:00 am - Breakfast at Host Home
9:00 am - "Why do painful things happen to my nation?" - Pastor Malone
10:00 am- Break
10:30 am - "Why do the best of things happen to me and to nations?" - Pastor Malone
11:30 am - Discussion and Prayer
12:00 pm - Lunch

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