December 2-3, 2016
University Reformed Church, East Lansing, MI

Ed Welch speaking

Living for Approval, Dying from Rejection

Sponsoring churches: Covenant Life Community, East Lansing; Graham Church, Laingsburg; Holt Baptist Church, Holt; Red Cedar Church, Okemos; South Church, Lansing; University Reformed Church, East Lansing


Speaker Biographies

Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.

Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, located near Michigan State University. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC’s DeYoung, Restless and Reformed. Kevin is Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He has authored several books, including Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, Taking God At His Word, and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary, Benjamin, and Tabitha.


Conference Schedule

December 2nd

Session 1 – 7 pm
Ed Welch
Fear of Man – Time to Get Lower

Session 2 – 8:30 pm
Conversation with Kevin DeYoung and Ed Welch

December 3rd

7:45 am-8:45 am
Leader’s Breakfast

Session 3 – 9 am
Ed Welch
Shame – God Raises You Up

Break – 10:10 am

Session 4 – 10:30 am
Kevin DeYoung
Bearing Shame and Scoffing Rude: How Christ Carried our Sin and Shame

Lunch – 11:30 am

Session 5 – 1 pm
Question and Answer with Ed Welch and Kevin DeYoung

Session 6 – 2:15 pm
Ed Welch
Shame – Listening to a New Voice


Conference Registration

$10 individual/youth under age 17 may attend free with parents
$5 student
$5 RSVP only Leaders Breakfast
(as space permits)

Online & Mail Registration is now closed. Registration will be accepted at the door on Friday evening or Saturday morning ($10 cash/check made out to: University Reformed Church)

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


2015 Conference Media

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

Session 2
A Conversation Between Kevin DeYoung and Ligon Duncan

Session 3
Kill or Die – Romans 8:12-13
Ligon Duncan

Session 4
Sanctification Struggles: What We All Agree On, and What We May Not Agree On
Kevin DeYoung

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

Session 6
Question and Answer with Ligon Duncan and Kevin DeYoung