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Basics 2011

Basics 2011

Dear Partner in the Gospel,

We are pleased to extend an invitation to join us for our twelth annual Basics Conference on May 9-11, 2011. As we meet this year, we look forward to God using our time together to encourage us in our work for the Gospel.

doing the work of an evangelist

Alistair Begg has invited John Dickson and Rico Tice to join him for the 2011 Basics Conference, which will take place May 9-11, 2011 at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, OH. This year’s theme is “Doing the Work of an Evangelist.” Each of the speakers brings unique experiences and perspectives to this shared responsibility. 

the conference (may 9-11)

Basics is for men: pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and Christian workers or those training for such roles. To the extent that we value male friendship, support and camaraderie, we do not encourage wives to attend. Our brief but meaningful time is meant to equip, inspire and strengthen us in our demanding work.

register

The conference fee is $120 before March 1, $140 after March 1 and $65 for current students. Arrival and registration begins at 12:00pm on Monday, May 9. There are breakout sessions scheduled at 3:00pm with our first conference session at 4:30pm. The conference concludes at 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 11. You may register online or download a printed form from the website that you may mail to Parkside Church.

limited spots

Our facilitiy allows us to host 1,500 men for the conference and to feed 1,000. There are 1,000 “full conference” passes available for purchase. If these sell out, we will then make an additional 500 “conference only” passes available at a reduced price. These passes will allow participants to attend the conference sessions but will not provide access to the meals.

breakout sessions

We are very excited about our partnership with Logos Bible Software this year and will be making multiple free training sessions available to attendees. Watch a 90 second video of how Logos can help with your Bible study. There will also be breakout sessions, by the conference speakers, on Monday and Tuesday. More details will be made available as we get closer to May.

hotels

We have blocked rooms at three local hotels for the conference. Please reserve directly with them but ask for the Parkside Church conference rate. more>

resources

For audio, and limited video, from past conferences, please visit the website of our ministry partner at www.truthforlife.org.