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. 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. Vaughan Roberts

Plenary Session: The Rev. Vaughan Roberts: The Priority of Preaching

90mins

Nave

The Rev. 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

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III

Morning Prayer

45mins

Nave

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III

The Rev. Vaughan Roberts

Plenary: The Rev. Vaughan Roberts: The Power of Preaching

2 Hours

Nave

The Rev. 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

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson: Formulaic Preaching

1Hour

Nave

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson

Robert Smith, Jr.

Breakout Session: Doctrine That Dances

45mins

Robert Smith, Jr.

Robert Smith, Jr. holds the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School where he teaches Christian Preaching. Previously he served as the Carl E. Bates Associate Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A popular teacher and preacher, he received Southern’s 1996 Findley B. Edge Award for Teaching Excellence. An ordained Baptist minister, he served as pastor of the New Mission Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH for twenty years. He earned his Ph.D. while serving as pastor. He is a contributing editor for a study of Christian ministry in the African American church, Preparing for Christian Ministry, and co-editor of A Mighty Long Journey. In addition, he has served as an editor of Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (Mercer University Press, Macon Georgia: 2010). He has written the book, Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life (B&H Publishing Group, Nashville: 2008), which was selected as the winner of the 2008 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Preaching magazine and 2009 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Christianity Today’s preaching.com. In 2010, Preaching magazine named Doctrine That Dances one of the 25 most influential books in preaching for the last 25 years. His book, The Oasis of God: From Mourning to Morning—Biblical Insights from Psalms 42 and 43 was published in the spring of 2015. He has spoken at more than 100 universities, colleges, and seminaries in the United States, Great Britain, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. His research interests include the place of passion in preaching, the literary history of African American preaching, Christological preaching, and theologies of preaching. At Beeson, Smith teaches Christian Preaching and other electives in homiletics. He received Beeson Divinity School’s “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2005. He and his wife, Dr. Wanda Taylor-Smith, Ph.D., are the parents of four adult children (one in heaven).

https://www.beesondivinity.com/directory/Smith-Robert

Rev. Zac Neubauer

Breakout Session: Preaching That Speaks to Children

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.

Henry Scriven

Breakout Session: EFAC-Global

1 Hour

Henry Scriven

Henry Scriven is the newly appointed General Secretary for EFAC Global. He was ordained in 1975 and served for four years in the Diocese of London followed by two years in the Diocese of Northern Argentina for the South American Missionary Society (SAMS). With the onset of the Falklands War, Scriven and his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where he served Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock as Assistant Rector for Education from 1982 to 1983. From 1984 to 1990, Scriven continued with SAMS in Spain in the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church. He then served for five years as chaplain for the British Embassy Church in Madrid in the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe of the Church of England. On 8 March 1995, he was consecrated as bishop by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, as Suffragan Bishop in Europe. He was also commissioned by Edmond Browning as an assistant bishop to the Convocation of American Churches in Europe in May 1995. From 2002 to 2008, Scriven served the Diocese of Pittsburgh as assistant bishop. Currently, Henry is ministering in locum in Ibiza and will be serving in Kyrenia, Cyprus, in October. He is married to Catherine and has a daughter, Anna, and a son, Joel.

https://efacglobal.com/

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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