Together for Adoption

October 04, 2012

Conference for Pastors

Rev. Dr. David B. Garner, associate professor of systematic theology, will be speaking at three breakout sessions at this year's Together for Adoption conference for pastor's on October 4th and 5th in Louisville, KY. The title for this conference is Our Triune God and the Pastor: a Theology of Adoption for the Church.

Dr. Garner has answered some questions on the topic of adoption in an interview with Together for Adoption.  Download the interview here.

Visit their website for more details and to register.


From the Website:

A conference for pastors, seminarians, their spouses, and church adoption and orphan care ministry leaders (and anyone else who is interested in this topic) on the theology of Adoption and its implications for pastoral ministry, the Church, Christian living, and mercy ministry.

Join Hope for Orphans, White Horse Inn, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary October 4-5 in Louisville, Kentucky for our first annual Together for Adoption Conference for Pastors. Our hope for this unique conference is to contribute to the recovery of the theology of Adoption within the Church.

Dr. Garner will be speaking at three breakout sessions on the following subjects:

  • Session 1: The Beloved Son in Whom He is Well-Pleased: Adoption and Christ
    Biblical theology has led the way in the current renewal of interest in theological adoption. As Scripture centers on the person and work of Jesus Christ, it ought not surprise us that the theology of adoption is comprehensively Christ-centered. Speaking biblically about adoption then drives us to the astounding interface between Christ’s eternal and incarnate Sonship, and how as the resurrected Son of God he attains for us the full-orbed splendor of being God’s children.
  • Session 2: Beloved Sons in Whom He is Well-Pleased: Adoption and the Gospel
    The Christian’s union with the Son of God by the Holy Spirit is vital, making the gospel exhaustively familial. In a world where false religions recoil at the notion of such intimacy with their god(s), this dynamic character of biblical salvation bears critically upon our blessed sonship identity in Christ and upon the familial tasks of missions, evangelism, preaching, and Bible translation. This session will engage the familial contours of the gospel in Jesus Christ the Son of God with an eye to the call of worldwide disciple making.
  • Session 3: The Mother and Her Children: Eschatology and Adoption
    Dutch theologian Geerhardus Vos described eschatology as the “mother of theology.” In exploring the unfolding pages of biblical revelation, we discover that at the heart of the Father’s consummate plans for history was the bestowal of a glorified inheritance to his sons and daughters. With an analysis of the content of biblical revelation as a whole, this session will unpack the glorious contours of adoption in view of the unfolded eternal plan of the Creator/Father. The practical and pastoral implications of this realization are as sweet as they are stunning.

Visit their website for more details and to register.