“Building an Old School Church” Conference (10/17/09)


On Saturday, October 17th Providence PCA in Fayetteville, NC will be hosting a one day conference entitled  “Building an Old School Church”.

In an age when many churches seek to mimic the culture as closely as possible, Old School Presbyterian churches are committed to the principle that God’s Unchanging Word and not the preferences of the age should be our rule and guide when it comes to every aspect of our ministry. An Old School Church therefore is self-consciously simple and biblical and believes that the primary calling of the church is to preach the Gospel  in a manner that is warm, winsome, and aimed both at men’s minds and hearts. It is our hope that this conference would encourage the planting of new churches and the reforming of existing churches along “Old School” lines.

The Speakers will be Pastor Bill Harrell, who planted Immanuel PCA church in Norfolk Virginia, Pastor Irfon Hughes, and Pastor Andrew Webb who planted Providence PCA church, in Fayetteville.

The lectures will include:

  • What is an Old School Church?
  • A Workman not Ashamed: Survey of a Church-Planting Ministry
  • The Importance of Pastoral Visitation in Building a Church
  • Pitfalls in Church Planting and How to Avoid Them
  • Life from Death:  The Reviving Ministry of William Still

The highlight of the conference will be Pastor Harrell’s closing lecture on the Ministry of William Still, a famous Scottish Presbyterian pastor whom Pastor Harrell studied under. The one day conference, which will begin at 9:00 AM, is FREE and help finding someplace to stay (particularly if you are a seminary student) is available. Please contact Providence PCA for further information:

Providence PCA Church
2801 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 630-1215


About Andrew Webb

I was converted out of paganism and the occult in 1993 and while I was initially Charismatic/Arminian in my theology, I became Reformed and Presbyterian through bible study and the influence of ministries like RC Sproul's. After teaching in local bible studies, and taking seminary courses part time, I began to feel called to the ministry in 1997. I was Ordained as an RE at Christ Covenant PCA in Hatboro, PA in 2000 and as a TE by Central Carolina Presbytery in 2001 when I was called to be the Organizing Pastor/Church Planter for Providence PCA Mission, Cross Creek PCA's church plant in Fayetteville, NC (home to Ft. Bragg and Pope Airforce Base). In 2005 when the Providence PCA Particularized I was blessed to be called by the congregation to be their Pastor
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5 Responses to “Building an Old School Church” Conference (10/17/09)

  1. Josh says:

    Andy, I’m praying that something will work out so that I can come. As of right now I will be in Grifton, NC rebuilding homes destroyed in floods and fires.

  2. Anthony Awtrey says:

    Are the materials from the conference available anywhere to read?

  3. Pastor Rick says:

    Thank you for this web site. The entertainment churches are the biggest obsitles to Biblical Evangalism that we face today

  4. Chris Ashton says:

    Hi Andrew

    I have only just stumbled on your blog (via Darryl Hart’s Old Life Theological Society). I’m a recovering Anglican and newcomer to reformed theology, and am intrigued by the thoughts espoused here.

    Do you have any recordings or notes from your conference that I might access?

  5. Do you still do this conference or have plans to do another?

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