(Oviedo, Fla.) The Paideia Center for Theological Discipleship is pleased to announce the speakers for its annual conference in January 2020. Sinclair Ferguson, Scott Redd, and Mike Allen will present at the conference’s plenary sessions.
The Paideia Center‘s mission is to provide leaders and lay-people in the church with resources to grow in their understanding of theology, through the reading and discussion of classic texts. Participants grow in their knowledge and application of theology in both local reading groups and at its annual conference. The focus of this year’s conference will be Christian soul care. The conference will begin on Thursday, January 9 and will end on Friday, January 10.
The conference helps attendees to understand Christian faith and practice throughout history. The ultimate goal of the studies is to cultivate wisdom about important issues that believers are currently facing. The plenary sessions with Ferguson, Redd, and Allen are one part of many elements that make up this conference.
According to Dr. Allen, who also serves as the Academic Dean of RTS Orlando, the conference features “a variety of formats for learning,” including “three focused lectures, related panel discussions, and guided small group discussions.” In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to pray and worship together, and share meals together.
The schedule of events points to one of the Paideia Center’s main goals: to foster learning within community. Between the plenary sessions, attendees will continue to engage with each other, over coffee, in discussion groups, or at meals, all adding up to a “unique and rich experience,” explains Allen.
Attendees do not have to participate in one of the fall reading groups in order to benefit from the conference. They will also have the chance to meet and learn from the local reading group leaders who are involved with the conference.