On October 31, 1517—500 years ago—Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, sparking a reformation that understood salvation to be by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, under the authority of Scripture alone, and to the glory of God alone. The legacy of that reformation has continued down through the ages. Join us as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther & the Legacy of the Reformation
Derek Thomas serves as senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Born and raised in Wales, UK, Dr. Thomas moved to the US and now serves as professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries, visiting professor at Reformation Bible College, and an author of a number of books, including How The Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home.
Harry Reeder serves as senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Moderator of the 38th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Dr. Reeder has written From Embers to a Flame and The Leadership Dynamic, as well as numerous articles. He serves as a board member of Westminster Theological Seminary and a council member of the Gospel Reformation Network.
Joe Novenson serves as senior pastor of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. A board member of Covenant Theological Seminary, Rev. Novenson has written for a number of publications, including Tabletalk, The Gospel Coalition, Reformed Quarterly, and preaches and speaks across the country.
Brian Cosby serves as senior pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, and adjunct professor at Belhaven University, Chattanooga. He is the author of over a dozen books and serves as the editorial director for the Gospel Reformation Network.
Charles "Chuck" Barrett serves as associate pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Dr. Barrett has taught at the seminary level for over ten years and currently teaches adjunct at Belhaven University, Chattanooga. He has written for several publications, including the Puritan Reformed Journal.
Friday, October 20
- 7:00pm "The Legacy of the Reformation" - Dr. Harry Reeder
- 8:15pm Q&A Panel: Harry Reeder, Brian Cosby, Charles Barrett
Saturday, October 21
- 9:00am Men's Breakfast: "The Leadership Dynamic" – Dr. Harry Reeder
- 4:00pm "Sola Fide: Luther's Great Discovery" – Dr. Brian Cosby
- 5:30pm Dinner (fellowship hall, provided)
- 7:00pm "The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther – Dr. Derek Thomas
- 8:15pm Q&A Panel: Derek Thomas, Joe Novenson, Brian Cosby, Charles Barrett
Sunday, October 22
- 9:30am "The Struggle of the Reformation" – Dr. Charles Barrett
- 10:45am Lord's Day Worship – Dr. Derek Thomas, preaching
- 6:00pm "What is a Reformation Church?" – Dr. Brian Cosby
Each year, Wayside Presbyterian Church sets aside a weekend to focus on our Reformed heritage, stemming from the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. We invite world-class scholars in Reformation history to present a series of lectures for every-day Christians, which are meant to encourage a love for the Scriptures, to foster an appreciation for those who have gone before us, and to cultivate a joy for God through Christ.
In recent years, we've been privileged to have Carl Trueman, Gordon Reed, Joel Beeke, Kelly Kapic, and Timothy George, among others.
Mark your calendars for our 2018 Reformation Heritage Conference with Stephen Nichols, Hans Madueme, Richard Phillips, Collin Hansen, Brian Cosby, and Charles Barrett (Oct. 19–21) – "Reformation in America"
2016 Conference Audio
(Drs. Joel Beeke, Michael Barrett, Brian Cosby, Charles Barrett)