Devoted

Conference

About the Conference

The Devoted Conference is designed to serve young adults in the local church by facilitating fellowship between like-minded ministries. Its purpose is to strengthen the biblical convictions of young people through the exposition and application of the Scriptures, and to equip a new generation to be wholly devoted to God, His Word, and His Church in an age of distraction, deception, confusion, and compromise. This conference is a ministry of Twin City Bible Church, under the oversight of its elders, and in keeping with its doctrinal statement and philosophy of ministry.

Why Devoted?

“Devoted” is the biblical language of sanctification and sacrifice.

For ancient Israel, that which was “devoted” to the Lord was set apart as most holy, not to be sold or redeemed (Lev 27:28-33). It belonged exclusively to God and it was to remain so forever. It was given to the priests for special, and not common use (Num 18:14). Negatively, in the conquest of the Promised Land, all that would potentially draw Israel’s heart away from their God was to be “devoted” to the Lord for destruction (Josh 7:1-5; 1 Sam 15:21). In Solomon’s dedication of the Temple, his plea for God’s people in 1 Kgs 8:61 was that their hearts would “be wholly devoted to the Lord our God.” Jesus would say in Matt 6:24, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

In every generation, we are in desperate need of young men and women who are not divided in their allegiance to Christ, but fully devoted to their God.

Theme for 2022

Devoted to Christ

Robert Murray M’Cheyne once famously said, “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.”  In a world that is clamoring for our attention, this year’s conference theme will encourage us to fix our eyes on Jesus as we run the Christian race (Heb 12:2).  We want to declare with John the Baptist that “He must increase, but [we] must decrease” (Jn 3:30).  We want to affirm that being devoted to Christ means loving Him as the chief object of our affections (Jn 21:15; 1 Pet 1:8) and living for Him as the sole purpose of our life (Phil 1:21).  We want to make sure that we are devoted to the true Christ of the Scriptures, and not just to a “Christ” of our own imagination and making (Isa 53:1-3; Mt 11:2-6).  We want to challenge a new generation of Christians that being devoted to Christ means being willing to suffer with/for Him (1 Pet 2:21-25).  And we want to remind ourselves that we are devoted to Christ only because He was first devoted to us (1 Jn 4:19)!

Speakers for 2022

Rick Holland

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Rick spent 25 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, where he pastored the college and singles ministry and served as the Executive Pastor under Dr. John MacArthur.  He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary (MDiv) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM, PhD), the author of Uneclipsing the Son, and the founder of the Resolved Conference.  In August of 2011, Rick became the senior pastor of Mission Road Bible Church in Prairie Village, KS, where he currently serves.  Rick is also on the faculty of The Expositor’s Seminary, teaching Homiletics and Expository Preaching.  He and his wife, Kim, have three sons.

Carey Hardy

Born in Cairo, IL, and raised in Texas, with a background in Christian music, Carey left a career as a pharmacist to pursue pastoral ministry.  Carey graduated from The Masters Seminary (MDiv) and was on staff at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA for 13 years, eventually serving as the Senior Executive Pastor and Personal Assistant to Dr. John MacArthur.  In October of 2006, Carey became the senior pastor of Twin City Bible Church in Winston Salem, NC.  He is on the faculty of The Expositors Seminary teaching Biblical Counselling and is also on the board of The Italian Theological Academy.  He and his wife, Pam, are blessed with four adult children and two grandchildren.

Resource for 2022

Knowing Christ by Mark Jones

If we are to be devoted to Christ, we must first be committed to knowing Christ (Phil 3:8). This book by Mark Jones is a unique study of Christ, His person and His work, that will surely result in a deepened devotion to Him. J.I. Packer, author of the classic book Knowing God, writes in the forward:

“The Puritans loved the Bible, and dug into it in depth. Also, they loved the Lord Jesus, who is of course the Bible’s focal figure; they circled round him, centred on him, studied minutely all that Scripture had to say about him, and constantly, conscientiously, exalted him in their preaching, praises, and prayers. Mark Jones, an established expert on many aspects of Puritan thought, also loves the Bible and its Christ, and the Puritans as expositors of both; and out of this triune love he has written a memorable unpacking of the truth about the Saviour according to the classic Reformed tradition, and the Puritans supremely. Knowing Christ is a book calculated to enrich our twenty-first-century souls, and one that it is an honour to introduce.”

(Published by Banner of Truth)

Schedule

November 4-6, 2022

4:00-7:00 PM, Check-in & Registration
7:00-8:30 PM, Session #1
8:30-9:00 PM, Debrief & Prayer
9:15-11:00 PM, Fire Pit Fellowship

7:15-8:15 AM, Breakfast
9:00-10:15 AM, Session #2
10:30-11:45 AM, Session #3
12:00-1:00 PM, Lunch
1:00-5:30 PM, Group Activity & Free Time
5:30-6:30 PM, Dinner
7:00-8:15 PM, Session #4, Q&A
8:15-8:45 PM, Debrief & Prayer
9:00-11:00 PM, Fire Pit Fellowship

7:15-8:15 AM, Breakfast
8:15-9:00 AM, Pack, Clean, & Check-Out
9:00-10:30 AM, Session #5
10:45-12:00 PM, Session #6
12:00-12:30 PM, Departure

Registration is Now Open

Early registration pricing ends August 1st.
$ 125 per person
  • Price Includes
  • Registration
  • Food
  • Lodging

Questions? Email info@devotedconf.com

Conference Location

Ridgecrest Conference Center
1 Ridgecrest Dr
Ridgecrest, NC 28770

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Ridgecrest is a premier Christian conference center, nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, less than a day’s drive from over 15 states, and just outside of Asheville on I-40.  Everything you need for your stay is provided on site so you can focus on the conference itself. Learn more about Ridgecrest.