THE WORD OF GOD DOES THE WORK OF GOD:The 2019 EFAC-USA Annual Conference

November 5-8, 2019
The Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama

Inspiring Workshops

Get connected with Evangelicals from all over the U.S. to encourage, equip, and engage with each other.

Main Speaker

Vaughan Roberts, Rector at St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford
Director of The Proclamation Trust

Worship & Fellowship

Worship together in prayerbook services and times of corporate musical worship.

Speakers

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The Very Reverend Andrew C. Pearson, Jr.

Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, AL

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The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

St. Ebbe's Church, Oxford

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The Rev. Dr. Gerald Bray

Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL

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The Rev. Dr. John W. Yates III

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC

Schedule (Click on Each Session for Speaker Bio, Location, etc)

Conference Check-in

360 mins

enter in through the Portico in Clingman Commons

Walking Tour of Downtown Birmingham (Optional)

A walking tour (weather permitting) of downtown Birmingham for those who would like something to do to fill their afternoon. The tour will include the Civil Rights Institute.

Clingman Commons

Cocktails and hors d’œuvre

30mins

Refectory

Dinner

60 mins

Refectory

Gerald Bray

Plenary: Dr. Gerald Bray~In Season and Out of Season

90mins

Nave

Gerald Bray

In Season and Out of Season

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

Morning Prayer

60 mins

Nave

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

Plenary Session: The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

90mins

Nave

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

Lunch: Provided on Site

90mins

Clingman Commons

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III

Plenary: The Rev. Dr. John Yates III: Preaching The Gospel in an Age Without Guilt

75mins

Nave

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III

Rev. Karl Kuhn

Breakout Session: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Lectio Continua Preaching in a Lectionary Based Church

60mins

Rev. Karl Kuhn

Rev. Zac Hicks

Breakout Session: How the Word of God Does the Work of God in Liturgy and Life

60mins

Rev. Zac Hicks

Zac Hicks (D.Min. candidate, Knox Theological Seminary; M.Div., Denver Seminary; B.A., Biola University) is Canon for Worship & Liturgy at Cathedral Church of the Advent (Birmingham, AL), blogger at zachicks.com, and author of The Worship Pastor (Zondervan, 2016). He grew up in Hawaii, studied music in Los Angeles, trained in Philosophy and Biblical Studies at Denver Seminary, and his current doctoral work is in the theology and worship of the English Reformation. Zac’s passions include exploring the intersection of old and new in worship and thinking through the pastoral dimensions of worship leading. He is a songwriter, having recorded seven albums to date. Zac has contributed articles and posts to Worship Leader Magazine, Reformed Worship, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and Doxology & Theology. Zac has been married for sixteen years to his wife, Abby, and they have four children—Joel, Jesse, Brody, and Bronwyn.

Rev. Tim Felch

Breakout Session: Ministry in Exile: A Paradigm of Faithfulness to the Word for the 21st Century Bi-Vocational Pastor

1 Hour

Rev. Tim Felch

Fr. Timothy Felch is the proud father of Abigail, Lucas, Anastasia and Lydia and blessed to be husband of Lisa. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, and works full time in the software industry. Other interests include all things C.S Lewis, physical fitness, cooking and homebrewing. Lisa holds a Masters in Missions from Wheaton College.

http://anglicanascensionindy.org/

Evening Prayer

1 hr

Nave

Dinner With Affinity Groups Off-Site

120min

Mr. Josh Head

Hymn Sing

45mins

Nave

Mr. Josh Head

Josh Head is the Worship Director at Grace Church (TEC) in Ocala, FL and is the Director at their school of arts. He leads music to inspire the church to live lives worthy of the Gospel. As a cradle Episcopalian, he's been involved in church music ministry since his mom held him as a baby while singing in the choir. Josh studied Vocal Performance at Liberty University's School of Music, where he met his beautiful and talented wife, Sophia. They have two daughters and a son. Josh is a lover of congregational singing and serves as a resident worship leader for both EFAC-USA, a fellowship of evangelicals in the Anglican Communion, and our annual diocesan convention.

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III

Morning Prayer

45mins

Nave

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

Plenary: The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

2 Hours

Nave

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts

Lunch: Off Site

  • Dining Destinations Near Advent
  • Trattoria Centrale
  • Popular petite cafe serving pizzas with creative toppings & other Italian fare in a trendy space.
  • Mon - Fri; 7:30 --10 AM, 11AM---3PM
  • 207 20th St N , Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cafe Dupont
  • Chef prepares regional ingredients with a modern Southern spin in a historic brick-walled bistro.
  • Tue-Fri 11AM-2PM, 5-9:30 PM
  • 113 20th St N. ,Birmingham,AL 35203
  • FIFE Restaurant
  • No fuss eatery turning out hearty Southern comfort fare, classic breakfasts & soul food.
  • Mon -Sat; 6:00 AM-6:30 PM
  • 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham ,AL 35203
  • John’s City Diner
  • From chicken & waffles to crispy duck, this modern diner serves Southern classics & upscale choices.
  • Mon - Thurs; 11AM 2:30 PM, 5 - 9 PM
  • 112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Brick & Tin
  • Snug eatery serves from scratch ,locally sourced sandwiches, soups & salads in a chic, brick space.
  • Mon - Thurs; 10:30 AM -3 PM
  • 214 20th St N., Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Magic City Grill
  • Mom & Pop style menu order or buffet that brings a slice of Southern Hospitality.
  • Mon- Fri; 10 AM-- 3PM
  • 2201 3rd Ave N, Birmingham,AL 35203

2 Hours

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson

Plenary Session: The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson

1Hour

Nave

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson

Rev. Zac Neubauer

Breakout Session: Ears to Hear: How to Listen to a Sermon

1 Hour

Rev. Zac Neubauer

Zac is currently the Associate Rector at Christ Church, in Macon, GA and the President of EFAC-USA. Zac earned his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois is 2007. He received his M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in 2017. At Trinity he was awarded the John Guest Award in Evangelism and Mission. Zac is married to his lovely wife Erica. The two of them are proud parents of four boys, Clive, Rory, Boone, and Kent. Zac enjoys spending time with his family, watching baseball, reading, riding his bike, and listening to a variety of music.

Rev. Richard Crocker

Breakout Session: EFAC-Global

1 Hour

Rev. Richard Crocker

Rev. Karl Kuhn

Evening Prayer

45mins

Nave

Rev. Karl Kuhn

Dinner Off-Site

  • Dining Destinations Near Advent
  • Trattoria Centrale
  • Popular petite cafe serving pizzas with creative toppings & other Italian fare in a trendy space.
  • Mon - Fri; 7:30 --10 AM, 11AM---3PM
  • 207 20th St N , Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cafe Dupont
  • Chef prepares regional ingredients with a modern Southern spin in a historic brick-walled bistro.
  • Tue-Fri 11AM-2PM, 5-9:30 PM
  • 113 20th St N. ,Birmingham,AL 35203
  • FIFE Restaurant
  • No fuss eatery turning out hearty Southern comfort fare, classic breakfasts & soul food.
  • Mon -Sat; 6:00 AM-6:30 PM
  • 2321 4th Ave N, Birmingham ,AL 35203
  • John’s City Diner
  • From chicken & waffles to crispy duck, this modern diner serves Southern classics & upscale choices.
  • Mon - Thurs; 11AM 2:30 PM, 5 - 9 PM
  • 112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Brick & Tin
  • Snug eatery serves from scratch ,locally sourced sandwiches, soups & salads in a chic, brick space.
  • Mon - Thurs; 10:30 AM -3 PM
  • 214 20th St N., Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Magic City Grill
  • Mom & Pop style menu order or buffet that brings a slice of Southern Hospitality.
  • Mon- Fri; 10 AM-- 3PM
  • 2201 3rd Ave N, Birmingham,AL 35203

2 Hours

Social: Drinks & Dessert

2 Hours

Tutwiler Hotel

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson

Morning Prayer

45mins

Nave

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson

Rev. Zac Neubauer

2019 EFAC-USA Annual Meeting

105mins

Chapter Room

Rev. Zac Neubauer

President of EFAC-USA

REGISTER

Conference Venue

Cathedral Church of the Advent

Address

2017 6th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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Accommodation

The Tutwiler is conveniently located directly across the street from Advent, and special rates for conference attendees are available.

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