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THE GENERAL SYNOD ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Tom Patterson, Director of Lay Ministry P. O. Box 1283 Mooresville, NC 28115-1283 704-663-2611

May 17, 2010 Dear Friend in Christ, The 2010 Laity in Action Conference is coming this fall. The dates are September 17 & 18. Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with your congregation. It’s not too early to begin making your plans to attend. Included in this mailing is . a conference poster, . a program schedule . a registration form . a biographical page on the speaker Please make multiple copies of the registration form. them in your church bulletin and/or newsletter.

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Our speaker, Dr. Richard Phillips, senior pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church (PCA), Greenville, SC, has prepared a series of messages on the general theme of Unity in the Church. You will want to hear them. This is a cost efficient and time efficient conference. Your time will be well invested by attending this event. We hope all ARP churches within 1-3 hours driving time from Bonclarken will make a special effort to be represented. We are counting on you to help us advertise the conference and encourage participation. Serving with you,

Tom Patterson


Bonclarken Conference Center, Flat Rock, NC (828-693-2223)

Keynote Speaker - Rev. Richard D. Phillips Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church Greenville, SC

Theme: “On This Rock: Biblically Defining the Church” A Series of 4 Messages

DR. RICHARD D. PHILLIPS – KEYNOTE SPEAKER A Weekend Get-Away - Bring the Whole Family Children’s Program and Childcare available A Conference for ARPs, NonARPs, Ministers, Seminary Students For more information and registration, contact your church office for forms or send an e-mail to <> Sponsored by Synod’s Committee on Lay Ministry & The Alliance of Loyal Laity

2010 LAITY IN ACTION CONFERENCE PROGRAM SCHEDULE Theme: “On This Rock: Biblically Defining the Church” Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard D. Phillips FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 2:00 PM

Registration Begins

3:00 PM

Room Check-In

3:30 PM 3:45 PM

Prayer, Greetings, Music Session I, “On This Rock” (Matthew 16:13-20)

4:30 PM

Board Meeting, Alliance of Loyal Laity

6:00 PM


7:30 PM 7:45 PM

Prayer, Music Session II, “Sanctified in Truth” (John 17:14-17)

8:30 PM




9:00 AM 9:15 AM

Prayer, Music Session III, “One Faith, One Church” (Ephesians 4:1-6)

10:00 AM

Laymen’s Hour Report from the Alliance of Loyal Laity Report from the Committee on Lay Ministry Presentation of Awards Inspirational Speakers

10:45 AM

Coffee/Refreshment Break

11:00 AM 11:15 PM

Prayer, Music Session IV, “The Church in God’s Love” (John 17:25-26)

12:00 PM


1:30 PM

Committee on Lay Ministry Meeting Directions to Bonclarken Conference Center, Flat Rock, NC Take I-40 to Asheville; then go south on I-26 , or I-85 to Spartanburg; then go north on I-26). Take Exit 53 (Upward Road), go west until the road ends at Highway 225. Turn left. The Bonclarken Entrance will be up the hill on your left.

LAITY IN ACTION CONFERENCE LODGING/MEALS REQUEST Mail to: Bonclarken Conference Center. 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Please make reservations for the following individuals (list ages of children): 1. ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________________________________________________ 5.


6. _____________________________________________________________________________ Accommodations requested ( ) Founders Hall ($53.00 per night single occupancy; $73.00 per night double occupancy) ( ) We have made other arrangements for lodging. { } Enclosed is $24.25 per person age 11 and up for regular meal package. { } Enclosed is $15.50 per person age 4-10 for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meal package. No charge for meals for children ages 3 and under. { } Enclosed is the room deposit (amount equal to one nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lodging). Signature ___________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ [ ] We have made other arrangements for lodging, but will be eating in the dining hall. We have circled the meals we plan to eat in the dining hall. Adults:

Friday dinner ($9.25)

Children: Friday dinner ($6.00)

Saturday breakfast ($6.75)

Saturday lunch ($8.25)

Saturday breakfast ($4.50) Saturday lunch ($5.00)

Call the Bonclarken Office, 828-692-2223, if you need assistance with accommodations. Make checks payable to Bonclarken Conference Center

LAITY IN ACTION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM Mail to: Mr. Jeff Lipscomb 7955 Glen Abbey Circle Stanley, NC 28164

Register the following individuals (include ages of children) 1. ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. ______________________________________________________________________________ 6.


Select the appropriate registration fee: ( ) Enclosed is the $20.00 per adult. ( ) Enclosed is the $35.00 per couple. ( ) Enclosed is the $15 per adult for more than 2 adults in the same family. ( ) Enclosed is the $5.00 per child ages 4-12. (Children 3 and under no charge.) ( ) Enclosed is the $50 registration fee for our family. Note: Registration fee not to exceed $50 per family. You may deduct $2.00 per person for registrations received on or before August 15. Make checks payable to the Alliance of Loyal Laity.

Signature ___________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________ E-Mail _________________________________________ Church _____________________________________________________________________________ Amount Enclosed ____________________________________________________

Registrations will be received through September 17.

Richard D. Phillips The Reverend Richard D. Phillips is senior minister of the historic Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. He previously served as senior minister of First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs, FL and minister of preaching at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife, Sharon, have five children: Hannah, Matthew, Jonathan, Ellie, and Lydia. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BA), the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), and Westminster Theological Seminary (M. Div. with first honors). Rev. Phillips served in the US Army for 13 years, holding command and staff positions in a number of combat units. While gaining his M.B.A. at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, he was converted to faith in Christ through the preaching of the gospel at Tenth Presbyterian Church. A few years later, while serving as assistant professor of leadership at West Point and holding the rank of major, he and his wife were persuaded of God’s call into the ordained ministry. Resigning from the Army, they moved to Philadelphia to attend seminary. While still in seminary, Rick became minister to a large inner-city outreach to singles and within a few years was preaching weekly at Tenth Presbyterian Church in downtown Philadelphia, the very church in which he was earlier converted and where he had met Sharon. During that time he also served on the staff of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, a radio and publishing ministry led by Rick’s mentor and senior pastor, James Montgomery Boice. He remains on the board of directors of that organization, currently serving as vice chairman. He also chairs the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, founded by Dr. Boice in 1974 and passed on to Rick’s leadership after Dr. Boice’s death in 2000. Rev. Phillips’ preaching is heard throughout the United States and beyond on the radio program, God’s Living Word. Rev. Phillips focuses his ministry on what he refers to as the “3 P’s”: preaching, praying and pastoring. Additionally, God has called him to a writing ministry and he regularly authors books and articles. He has written numerous books on the Bible and theology, including commentaries on Hebrews and Zechariah, Jesus the Evangelist, and the recently released The Incarnation in the Gospels. Dr. Phillips frequently speaks at conferences on the Bible and theology and is active in overseas missions, especially in East Africa. In addition to his ministry duties, Rick likes to spend time with his wife and children and is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Laity In Action Conference  

Tom Patterson leads the LIA conference every year at Bonclarken

Laity In Action Conference  

Tom Patterson leads the LIA conference every year at Bonclarken