Build: A Gospel Formed Man

I'm looking forward to The 2010 Build Conference for Men in Normal, IL on October 23. This regional Acts 29 event is designed to equip men to re-center their lives around the Gospel. From the website:

Men often find their identity in creating, fixing, and building things, but fail to recognize their own need to be built and repaired. Sin has broken all of God’s creation, including men. Though we’ve built successful lives and lifestyles by the world’s standards, we’ve often built them apart from God’s design and Word. Thankfully, through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has a plan of redemption for broken men through “the word of his grace” (Acts 20:32). The vision behind this conference is to build men... On the Gospel. With the Gospel. For the Gospel.

I have the pleasure of being one of the Main Session speakers along with Jonathan Dodson (Austin City Life) and Dr. Bob Smart (Christ Church PCA).

There are also several breakout sessions you choose from at check in:

"Viewing Marriage through a Gospel Lens" Jon Bricker (Lead Pastor, Charis Community Church)

"Father Factor: God the Father, Your Father, and You" Tom Cheshire (Pastor of Discipleship, Delta Church)

"The Church as a Missional Community" Jonathan Dodson (Lead Pastor, Austin City Life)

"Leading Your Family with the Gospel" Kevin Galloway (Lead Pastor, Countryside Church)

"Gospel Movement: Pushing Through Passivity" Ryan Huguley, (Lead Pastor, Redemption Bible Church)

"Gospel Implications for Adolescent Culture" David Keithley (Pastor of Youth/Family, Christ Church PCA)

"Gospel-Driven Prayer" Robert Livingston (Lead Pastor, The Source Church)

"Reconciliation & the Gospel: Hope for People in Conflict" Jeff McCord (Pastor of Ministries, Christ Church PCA)

"Sharing God's Story" Jerry McCorkle (Executive Director, Spread Truth Ministries)

"A Rooted Hope: The Gospel & Creation" Duane Otto (Pastor at Large, Ithaka Fellowship)

"Practicing Our Theology" Joe Thorn (Lead Pastor, Redeemer Fellowship)

Breakout Sessions are selecting during conference check-in on Saturday, October 23

This promises to be a great gathering, at an affordable price, but the seating is limited to 300 so you need to register now.

Cost for Registration $10/student, $15/person thru September 30th $10/student, $20/person after September 30th $6/person for Pig Roast on Friday, October 22nd

You can register here, and if you have any questions, please contact J. D. Bridges by email ( or Direct Message via Twitter (@JDBridges). Phone Calls may be placed to Beth McCord at the Christ Church PCA Office (309.452.7927).