An Invitation to Think About Today's Churches
With a Fresh Look at the Historic Reformation

Central Ohio Reformation Institute*      Report
October 28-30, 2008
A time of study for men who serve as pastors & elders
                                                                               or in other church leadership positions                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   Young Martin Luther

Offered by
ADVOCATE Enterprise
<www.advocateenterprise.org>


Presentations
“Sola Scriptura: From Renaissance Humanism to Covenant Theology
“Foundation for a New Piety: Reformation Rediscovery of the Savior of Sovereign Grace”
“Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Reformation Navigation of the Sanctified Life”
“From Witness to Warrior: French Protestantism and the Defense of Liberty”
“The Church that Christ Builds: The Ecclesiology of John Owen”
“Reformation in America: Profile of the Last Puritan”



Location
Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages
3230 O'Possum Run Road
Mansfield, OH 44903
<www.sprucehillinn.com>



Guest Presenter
Reformation Scholar, 
Richard “Rick” Daniels   

   M.Div., Winebrenner Seminary;
Ph.D., Reformation and Post-Reformation Studies,Westminster Seminary;
Pastor; Author: The Christology of John Owen;
Editor of the New England Reformed Journal


Other Presenters
David C. Brand, Director, ADVOCATE Enterprise   

       M. Div., Fuller Seminary; Th.M., Westminster Seminary;
Author: Profile of the Last Puritan: Jonathan Edwards, Self-Love, and the Dawn of the Beatific (AAR Academy Series); Thinking About Baptism; The Covenant of Works and the Second Adam; Conversion Interface: Correlating the Autobiographical, Allegorical, and Homiletic in John Bunyan


Round Table

      Rev. John Hood, D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary; Retired Pastor; Moderator, Ohio CCCC

    Rev. Joe Puglia, Pastor, Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, OH; M.Div., Greenville Theological Seminary
        
    Rev. Phillip A. Ross, Pastor, M.Div., Author: Informal Christianity, The Wisdom of Jesus Christ in the Book of Proverbs, Marking God's Word, Acts of Faith, Practically ChristianNothing But Christ, The Work at Zion Engagement (pending), The Big Ten (pending); missionary (Pilgrim Platform — www.pilgrim-platform.org), and business owner.

   

Seminary and/or Bible college credit involving the writing of a paper is being explored.


A selection of Reformation books will be available on a purchase or donation basis.




Schedule:


Tuesday, October 28th

2:00-5:00 P.M. Arrival and Registration

5:00 P.M. Dinner

7:00 P.M. Hymns of the Reformation: Rev. L. David Dake, Pastor, First Congregational Church, Lodi, OH     

7:30 P.M. Presentation#1: “Sola Scriptura: From Renaissance Humanism to Covenant Theology" -Daniels


Wednesday, October 29th

8:00 A.M. Breakfast

9:00 A.M. Devotions: Dr. John Hood, Moderator, Ohio Association of CCCC

                  Prayer: Rod Edwards, Pastor, Parkman Congregation, Parkman, OH

                  Hymns of the Reformation: Rev. David Dake, Pastor, First Congregational Church, Lodi, OH   

9:15-10:45 A.M. Presentation # 2: “The Foundation for a New Piety: The Reformation Rediscovery of the Savior of Sovereign Grace”                                            -Daniels

10:45-11:15A.M.: Round Table Discussion & Open Forum

12:00 Noon: Lunch

1:00 P.M. Presentation #3: "Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Reformation Navigation of the Sanctified Life"       -Daniels

2:00-5-30 P.M. Free Time (Canoeing, Biking, Hiking, & Recreation)

6:00 P.M. Supper

7:00 P.M. Hymns of the Reformation: Pastor David Miller and Men from Danville New Order Church          

7:30 P.M. Presentation #4 “From Witness to Warrior: French Protestantism and the Defense of Liberty”            -Daniels


Thursday, October 30th

8:00 A.M. Breakfast

9:00-9:30 A.M. Devotions: Rev. Peter Parry, Pastor, Jones Road Congregational Church, Cleveland, OH

                          Prayer: Rev. Joseph Puglia, Pastor, Covenant Othodox Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, OH

                          Hymns of the Reformation: Rev. David Dake, Pastor, First Congregational Church, Lodi, OH ,              

9:30 A.M. Presentation #5: “The Church that Christ Builds: The Ecclesiology of John Owen"        -Daniels

10:30 A.M. Presentation #6: “Jonathan Edwards & the Reformation in America”  -Brand

12:00 Noon: Lunch

1:00 P.M. Recap, Sharing, & Prayer                               -Daniels & Hood

2:00 P.M. Closing Hymn & Dismissal         



 


Registration:

Institute Registration Fee: $50.00 (Non-refundable after October 1st) must accompany completed registration form.  

Two nights lodging: $110.00 ($55.00 per person if sharing a room) 
    (Rooms come with 2 queen beds, linens, & private bath.)

Meals (6 total): $56.00
Total Lodging and Meals: $166.00 ($111.00 if sharing a room)

All checks should be payable to "DCB Communications" and sent to:

David C. Brand, Director
ADVOCATE Enterprise
P.O. Box 1387
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Click here for required Registration Form.

For further information send e-mail to: dcbrand@dcbcom.org or call (740) 358-3057.


Map Location of Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages
3230 O'Possum Run Road
Mansfield, OH 44903
(419) 756-2200



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*Biblically speaking, the Protestant movement was actually an acknowledgment of the Reformation (Heb. 9:10) rather than the Reformation itself (See article "Was the Protestant Movement. . . ?"). The word "institute," as used here, refers to "a usually brief intensive course of instruction on selected topics relating to a particular field" (Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition).  


    


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