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Special Offer for Trinity School for Ministry Conferences, June 6-8

The Robert E. Webber Center and Trinity School for Ministry announce a special offer for those planning to attend the Ancient Evangelical Future Conference (AEF) on June 6-7, 2019 on Trinity’s campus. We invite you to stay an additional day and attend the family catechesis conference, Building Believers the Old Fashioned Way, on June 8th for only an additional $30.

AEF 2019 – Modern Christians Seeking Ancient Roots

June 6-7, 2019 | AEF 2019 $135 | AEF with Building Believers the Old Fashioned Way $165
Trinity School for Ministry | Ambridge, PA

Speakers: Winfield Bevins ● Hans Boersma ● Timothy George ● Christopher Hall ● Tish Harrison Warren ● John Witvliet

Forty years ago, Robert Webber published Common Roots: A Call to Evangelical Maturity, which urged modern Christians to recover their historic Christian legacy. Webber (with others) is widely credited with launching the subsequent retrieval movement of ancient Christian faith and practice. This conference will both celebrate and assess this forty-year movement: what modern Christians have learned, how it has changed our religious landscape, and what its future implications may be.

We are delighted to announce that the Robert Webber Center has partnered with the Christian History Institute in the planning of this year’s Ancient Evangelical Future Conference. All attendees will receive a complimentary print copy of the just-published edition of the Christian History Magazine, “Recovery from Modern Amnesia: Ancient Practices for a Faith-Full Future.”

As in past years, the Ancient Evangelical Future Conference also includes a mix of lectures, panel discussions, and break-out discussion groups in a welcoming atmosphere that links theory and practice. Each day of the event is bounded by the liturgies of Morning and Evening Prayer, and flavored with table-fellowship. Join others in this unique opportunity for reflection, retrieval, and refreshment for the sake of the life and ministry of the Church today.

Building Believers the Old Fashioned Way

The Rev. Dr. Winfield Bevins & Dr. Robin Turner
Sponsored by: The Robert E. Webber Center
June 8 | $60 (Including Lunch) or $165 for both Building Believers the Old Fashioned Way and AEF 2019

This conference is intended for pastors, catechists, Christian educators, Christian parents, and all other lay Christians else who desire to teach the story of Scripture to others.

Most families and pastors would agree that families are the building block of a healthy congregation. There tends to be a break down somewhere along the way between the desire on the part of church leadership to equip parents and the day-to-day reality of families living in our frenzied and fractured culture. Similarly, parents want to provide positive practices at home, but are often at a loss as to how to do so. This one day seminar will focus on families as the heart and hope of the church by looking at some very practical ways for equipping pastors, parents, and children for active discipleship.

Winfield’s expertise in missional church planting and his passion for the critical role that families play in growing believers in the faith at home, will make for a lively morning for us as he explores how the church and home can work together to build believers the old-fashioned way. One of the struggles many of us encounter as practitioners is that we have captured the catechetical vision for how formational life could be so much more than it is, but have no idea how to share or implement that vision.

Robin will guide us through some of the common obstacles we encounter in our congregations looking at practical solutions for practitioners and parents in working together in support of children and family formation.

For more information, call 724-266-3838 or go to


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