The Sacrament of Communion in Worship (2018)
January 19th & 20th
3:00 to 5:00 PM - Pre-Conference
These sessions are designed for pastors and future church leaders with Dr. Mark Ross, (you do not need be a pastor or church leader to attend)
Topic: “The Frequency of Communion in Worship"
Session 1: 3:00 - 3:50 P.M.
A Historical Consideration: "The Practice of the Frequency of Communion in Worship During the Period of the Reformation and Beyond”
Session 2: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
"The Frequency of Communion in Worship in the Present, Why and How in the Present from a Theological / Biblical Perspective - Q.&A.
6:30 - 8:00 P.M. Worship Service
“The Sacrament of Our Lord Jesus Christ” Reverend, Nicholas Batzig
*The Sacrament of Communion will be observed in this service
Session 1: 9:00-9:50 A.M.
How Do We Participate in Christ in Communion? - Dr. Mark Ross
Session 2: 10:00-10:50 A.M.
How do I Prepare for and Make Use of Communion? - Reverend, Nicholas Batzig
Session 3: 11:00-1150 A.M.
How is Communion a Corporate Participation? - Dr. Mark Ross
Session 4: 12:00-1:00 P.M.
Panel Discussion with Dr. Mark Ross and Nicholas Batzig / Q&A
Dr. Mark Ross
Mark Ross (PhD, University of Keele) is the First Presbyterian Church – John R. de Witt Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia, SC. With over 30 years of pastoral and teaching experience, Ross is a much sought after speaker and lecturer. He has written Let’s Study Matthew (Banner of Truth, 2009)
Rev. Nicholas Batzig
Nick Batzig is the organizing pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, Ga. Nick attended Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and then moved to Philadelphia, where Nick was an intern at Tenth Presbyterian Church. In February 2009 Nick moved to Richmond Hill, GA to begin planting New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Currently, Nick is working on a Th.M at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Nick has written numerous articles for Tabletalk Magazine, Reformation 21, and is published in Jonathan Edwards and Scotland (Dunedin, 2011). Nick is also a regular panelists on Christ the Center, a podcast of The Reformed Forum. In addition, Nick is the host of East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards. You can friend him on Facebook here. Nick is on Twitter at @nick_batzig.
Our Lord Jesus Christ commands his church to observe the Sacrament of Communion in her gathered worship until he returns. In the Sacrament God is presenting to his worshipers visible signs as he seals and confirms his gracious covenantal promises to his own. Our desire is to improve our grateful service to God in worship by growing in our understanding of the Sacrament of Communion as revealed in his Word.
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