EFCA Theology Conference

The conference theme will focus on the Doctrine of Creation.

Feb 6, 2019 10:30 amFeb 8, 2019 12:00 pm
Deerfield, IL

Some consider that the doctrine of creation focuses only on the origin of the universe and is concerned only with the past. Our conference will show that this is not so, as we explore the theological significance and various implications of "The Doctrine of Creation." Our speakers will address the way the doctrine of creation impacts our understanding of God, human dignity, sexuality, our relationship to the environment, work, and our ultimate destiny, all from biblical, theological, and historical perspectives. Join with other EFCA pastors and leaders as we learn from Paige Cunningham, Hans Madueme, Tom McCall, Jonathan Moo, Tom Nelson, Darryl Williamson and Michael Wittmer.

Registration is now open

Additional Topics Include:

  • Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA
  • EFCA Statement of Faith Q&A


  • $149-Minsterial Association members
  • $149- Two or more from the same church
  • $149-Pastors in their first five years of ministry in the EFCA
  • $179-Non-ministerial members
  • $99-One-day rate

After January 11, 2019 rates increase $30 per person

Lodging Information (reserve by phone):

La Quinta Inn & Suites Bannockburn-Deerfield

2000 Lakeside Drive

Bannockburn, IL 60015

Group rate: $94/night single or double occupancy, includes breakfast

For reservations call (847) 317-7300, group name EFCA Theology Conference

Other Properties:

*Please Note: LaQuinta Inn is the only hotel we have a block of rooms. However, many hotels in the area offer Trinity rates, so please make sure to ask about a rate when you call to make a reservation.

Homewood Suites:

10 Westminster Way

Lincolnshire, IL


0.6 miles away from Trinity

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Lincolnshire:

1400 Milwaukee Ave.

Lincolnshire, IL


3.96 miles from Trinity

Marriott Courtyard Lincolnshire

505 Milwaukee Ave

Lincolnshire, IL

(847) 634-9555

2.86 miles from Trinity


Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham

Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Trinity International University

The Doctrine of Creation and Human Dignity

Dr. Thomas McCall

Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Director of Carl F.H. Henry School for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Doctrine of Creation and God

Dr. Thomas Nelson

President, Made to Flourish and Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church, Leawood, Kansas

The Doctrine of Creation and Human Work

Dr. Hans Madueme

Associate Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College

The Doctrine of Creation and Human Origins

Dr. Jonathan Moo

Associate Professor of Theology, Whitworth University

The Doctrine of Creation and Human Stewardship

Dr. Mark Noll

Research Professor of History, Regent College and Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame University

"Evangelical" in the Early Twenty-First Century: An Historical and Global Perspective

Dr. Todd Wilson

Co-Founder and President of The Center for Pastor Theologians

The Doctrine of Creation and Human Sexuality

Pastor Darryl Williamson

Lead Pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship

"Evangelical" in the Early Twenty-First Century: An American and African American Perspective

Dr. Michael Wittmer

Professor of Systematic & Historical Theology at Cornerstone University; Director of the Center for Christian Worldview

The Doctrine of Creation and Human Destiny


Wednesday, February 6

10:3011:45amPanelStatement of Faith Q&A
1:305:15pmTeachingPreconference: <em>Evangel</em>, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA- Mark Noll
5:156:30pmMealDinner provided
6:308:30pmTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 1

Thursday, February 7

9:0010:45amTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 2
10:5011:50amTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 3
12:301:30pmMealLunch provided
1:303:00pmTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 4
3:304:45pmTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 5
5:156:30pmMealDinner Provided
6:307:30pmWorkshopMinisterial Association annual meeting

Friday, February 8

9:0010:45amTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 6
10:5011:50amTeachingThe Doctrine of Creation Session 7
12:00pmConference Ends