Fall 2015 Alumni Academy

October 1-2, 2015

Join Dr. Gregg R. Allison as he teaches on ecclesiology on October 1-2, 2015. This Alumni Academy will cover the material from Dr. Allison’s much acclaimed work Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church (Crossway, 2012).

The goal of this Alumni Academy is that church leaders will be able to view their ministry from a robustly biblical and theological framework. The class will be a theology of the church and treat the following issues: the church of the new covenant; the attributes, or identity markers, of the church; the growth of the church in terms of purity, unity, and discipline; the government of the church, including its offices (eldership and diaconate), its polity, and various models of church governance; the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and the ministries of the church. This class is for pastors and leaders who are in the trenches of ministry and want to consider their work in light of a sound theology of the church.

Dr. Gregg R. Allison

Prior to joining the faculty at Southern Seminary, Gregg R. Allison was on Cru staff for many years and co-pastored a church in Switzerland. Dr. Allison is currently an elder at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, and he serves as the theological strategist for Sojourn Network. This role with the network keeps him regularly involved with church planters and their churches.

Dr. Allison is the author of Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church (Crossway, 2012), Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Zondervan, 2011), and Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment (Crossway, 2014). He is the secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and the book review editor for theological, historical, and philosophical studies in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.


Thursday, October 1

8 a.m. Conference Check-in (Heritage Hall)
9 a.m. Session I: The Church of the New Covenant
10:30 a.m. Session II: Characteristics of the Church, part one
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session III: Characteristics of the Church, part two
3 p.m. Session IV: Growth of the Church
4 p.m. Dinner (On your own)
7 p.m. Faculty Panel and Dessert Reception: Gregg Allison,Timothy Paul Jones, Eric Johnson, and David Prince

Friday, October 2

9 a.m. Session V: Government of the Church
10:30 a.m. Session VI: The Ordinances of the Church: Baptism
1:30 p.m. Session VII: The Ordinances of the Church: The Lord’s Supper
3 p.m. Session VIII: Ministries of the Church

Legacy Hotel

Comfortable, convenient lodging for Alumni Academy.

Located on the historic campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., The Legacy Hotel offers modern amenities, friendly service, high-tech capabilities, a convenient location, plus something no other conference center can provide: Southern Seminary.

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Southern Seminary Alumni Free
Prospective Students Free
Staff Members of Alumni $99
Spouse of Alumni $79

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Rates do not include meals or lodging.

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.


There are no pro-rated conference registration fees available. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $15.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for all cancellations received in writing by September 25. Refunds will not be granted for any reason after that date.

Cancellations may be faxed or emailedto the Office of Alumni Services:F: (502) 897-4144 or E: alumni@sbts.edu


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