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Doctrine and Devotion's third annual conference is May 3rd and 4th, 2019 in Geneva, IL. Our theme for this two-day conference is Biblical Theology: The Revelation of God’s Person, Plan, and Purpose. With Dr. James Hamilton leading us as our keynote speaker, we will explore Biblical Theology and its place in the life of the Christian and the local church. Breakout sessions are offered this year unpacking issues of marriage, parenting, preaching, mission, and suffering.

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NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible allows you to ponder the individual stories and themes of Scripture while observing how they all fit together in God’s grand biblical narrative. Helpful introductions to books and sections of the Bible combined with 20,000 verse-by-verse study notes will guide you to a clearer understanding of Scripture.



Plenary Speakers


Dr. James Hamilton is the Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern baptist Theological Seminary, and has written What Is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible's Story, Symbolism, and Patterns, God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments.


Joe Thorn is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL, and the author of a few books. He and his wife Jen have been married for 21 years and have four children.


Jimmy Fowler is the Executive Pastor at Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL. He and his wife have been married for more than 11 years and have three children.


Breakout Speakers


Phillip and Jasmine Holmes live in Flowood, Mississippi. Jasmine is a wife, mom, and speaker. She teaches humanities and Latin at St. Augustine Classical School. Phillip is a husband, father, and writer. He is the Director of Communications for Reformed Theological Seminary where he oversees institutional branding, print publications, digital marketing, and social media.


Jen Thorn writes for Love God Greatly, a ministry that produces 6-7 Bible studies annually in over 20 languages. She is married to Joe, and together they have four children.


Steve McCoy is the director and content strategist for Mission Group, which offers resources from Ed Stetzer for pastors and church leaders. From 2004-2016 Steve pastored in the Chicago burbs. He is married to Molly and has two kids in college (Sarah and Jack) and two in high school (Elijah and Daniel).


Rev. Nick Batzig is the founding pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, GA (just outside Savannah). Currently, he serves as editor of Reformation21 and the Christward Collective, sites of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and is a visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA.


Doug Logan is the Director of Diversity and Co-Director of Church in Hard Places with Acts 29. He serves as a founding board member of an Urban Church Planting Network called Thriving and sits on the Board of Trustees at his Alma Mater, Lancaster Bible College - Capital Seminary and Graduate School. His first book, On the Block: Developing a Biblical Picture for Missional Engagement was published in 2016.



When and Where

The conference begins at noon on Friday, May 3, and continues on the 4th from 9am to 5pm. We will meet at Chapelstreet Church (Keslinger Campus) in Geneva, IL.



For those staying overnight the closest hotel is the Fairfield Inn and Suites in St. Charles. The hotel is only 2 miles away from the event (about a 5-minute drive), and close to a number of restaurants and stores.

We have secured a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. Book your stay with the button below before discounted rooms run out!



If you're staying in St. Charles into Sunday you can join us for worship at Redeemer Fellowship where Dr. James M. Hamilton will be preaching at both of our morning services.






Admission to the two-day conference includes an exclusive 2019 conference T-shirt and a custom journal.


Currently enrolled students can register for this discounted rate, which includes a free journal. A limited number of T-shirts can be purchased at the conference.



Conference Schedule Coming Soon

Keep an eye out here for the full conference schedule, but  below are a list of plenary and breakout sessions.

Plenary Sessions

How to Connect Theology with Experience
The Theologians Mission
Introduction to Biblical Theology
Biblical Theology and Discipleship

Biblical Theology and Typology
Biblical Theology and Worship
Biblical Theology and the Church

Breakout Sessions

Biblical Theology and Marriage
Biblical Theology and Suffering
Biblical Theolgy and Parenting
Biblical Theology and Preaching
Biblical Theology and Mission