November 20-21, 2015 in East Lansing, MI

The Magnify Conference is a two-day conference at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI. This conference is a great opportunity to meet other brothers and sisters from mid-Michigan and beyond, as well as hear world-class teaching from Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and Professor of Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Duncan will speak on the topic of Sanctification along with Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church. A Leaders Breakfast will be offered on Saturday morning. Seating for the breakfast is limited so be sure to RSVP on the registration page to participate.

The Magnify Conference is co-sponsored by Covenant Life Community Church, Graham Church, Holt Baptist, Red Cedar Church, South Church and University Reformed Church.



Speaker Biographies

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He served as Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837) in Jackson, Miss. for 17 years (1996-2013). He is co-founder of Together for the Gospel, Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (having served as both Chairman of the Board and President), and was President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. Duncan served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005). He studied at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div., MA, cum laude); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). Duncan has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife Anne have two teenagers and they reside in Jackson, Miss.

Kevin DeYoung has been the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church since August 2004. His three main responsibilities include preaching, leadership, and administration. Kevin blogs at the Gospel Coalition and is the author of several books including his newest book for children The Biggest Story. Kevin attended Hope College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at URC, Kevin was the Associate Pastor at First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Kevin and his lovely wife, Trisha, have six children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary and Benjamin.


Conference Schedule

Session 1 – 7 pm
Ligon Duncan
“Work Because God is at Work in You” Philippians 2:12-13

Session 2 – 8:30 pm
A Conversation Between Kevin DeYoung and Ligon Duncan

Session 3 – 9 am
Ligon Duncan
“Kill or Die” Romans 8:12-13

Session 4 – 10:30 am
Kevin DeYoung
“Sanctification Struggles: What We All Agree On, and What We May Not Agree On”

Lunch – 11:30 am

Session 5 – 1 pm
Ligon Duncan
“The Marrow, Marshall, and Murray Oh My! How Reformed Theology has Wrestled with Sanctification in the Past”

Session 6 – 2:15 pm
Question and Answer with Ligon Duncan and Kevin DeYoung


Conference Registration

$10 individual
$20 couple
$5 RSVP only Leaders Breakfast
(as space permits)

We would love to have you join us for the Magnify Conference. We have closed the online pre-registration so we can make preparations for our guests — but it’s not to late to attend! Please sign-up using the Late Registration link below and you can pay the conference fee when you arrive. (This will help us get a head count to have materials ready for those who will be registering at the door.)

Late Registration

Mail registration and payment to:
University Reformed Church
841 Timberlane Suite
E. Lansing, MI 48823


Conference Media

Video and audio of Magnify2015 will be posted on this site within two weeks of the conclusion of the conference.