Conference Distinctives


We desire to focus on the passionate preaching of the great doctrines of Scripture that are being neglected in today’s church. Easy believism, decisionism, and manipulative altar calls have replaced the sound preaching of the Gospel calling sinners to repentance and faith. The result is an unregenerate church membership and bloated membership rolls. As Dr. Al Mohler writes, “We are reaping the harvest of doctrinal neglect. The urgency of this task cannot be ignored. Baptists will either recover our denominational heritage and rebuild our doctrinal foundations, or in the next generation there will be no authentic Baptist witness.”


The conference will give much attention to how sound doctrine must govern the life of the local church. Today’s evangelical church is often driven by man-centered pragmatism, worldly marketing approaches, and entertainment—and all this with a veneer of Christianity! We need the passionate, expository preaching of the truth accompanied by an unswerving commitment that ALL methodology in the church MUST flow out of sound theology.


The conference is being held at Grace Life Church of the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The church is located in the northwest corner of the state and has about 1,000 active members. Jeff Noblit is the Senior Pastor for preaching. For more than two decades God has been blessing Grace Life Church in reforming both its policies and procedures to become more biblically healthy.


During the conference, time will be set aside to discuss the practical “working out” of sound doctrine in the life of the local church. Plus, materials and resources used at Grace Life Church will be made available to conference participants. There will be a large bookstore featuring trustworthy books and commentaries by both past and contemporary writers.


Sound doctrine must always promote the preaching and sharing of the Gospel! If a passion to glorify God by winning lost souls is not present, then our doctrine is invalid. A strong emphasis on evangelism and world missions will permeate the conference. True doctrine never results in cold intellectualism.


Our first goal is that God will use the conference to continue the maturation of Grace Life Church of the Shoals in the truth. We believe the church should be reformed and always reforming. We also have a strong desire to encourage and help mobilize like-minded churches who are on the same pilgrimage.


Updates on church planting and partnering will be shared at the conference.

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