Posted by: Andrew Webb | October 9, 2009

“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


  1. 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. Are the materials from the conference available anywhere to read?

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

  4. 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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