For the Church Conference

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The For The Church National Conference is a vital part of Midwestern Seminary and College’s aim to train ministry leaders for the magnification of God through the building up of the local church. This is the reason For The Church exists. We pray this two-day event will be a time of refreshing and rejoicing for you and your ministry team.

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J.D. Greear

Jason K. Allen

Crawford Loritts

Owen Strachan

Tony Merida

Jared Wilson

Worship: Shane & Shane



Monday, September 23

8:00am – 12:00pm – FTC Women’s Pre-Conference (for a detailed schedule click here)
1:00pm – Doors open to public
2:00pm – Registration begins
3:00pm – Chapel doors open
4:00pm – Welcome
4:05pm – Worship
4:30pm Plenary Session 1 – Jason K. Allen
5:30pm – Dinner Break
7:20pm – Worship
7:30pmPlenary Session 2 – Crawford Loritts
8:20pm – Close Conference for Evening

Tuesday, September 24

8:00am – Doors open
8:30am – Worship
9:00amPlenary Session 3 – Owen Strachan
9:45am – Break
10:00am – Worship
10:15amPlenary Session 4 – J.D. Greear
11:00am – Lunch Break
1:00pm – Workshop One
1:45pm – Break
2:00pm – Workshop Two
2:45pm – Break
3:02pm – Worship
3:30pmPlenary Session 5 – Tony Merida
4:15pm – Break
4:30pmPlenary Session 6 – Jared Wilson
5:15pm – Worship
5:30pm – Close Conference



Christine Hoover

For women only

Hope for Women in a Complex World

Christine Hoover

Rhythms of Grace: Developing Spiritual Habits that Fuel Holiness and Joy

John Onwuchekwa

Guard the Deposit: How Jesus Sustains Our Life and Ministry

Greg Belser

Caring Well: How the Church Can Confront the Abuse Crisis

Phillip Bethancourt

God, Marriage, & Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

Andreas & Margaret Köstenberger

The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel

Dean Inserra

Pass It On: How Parents and Pastors Can Equip the Next Generation

Sam Bierig

The Weight of Lostness: Opening Our Eyes to the Urgency of Evangelism

D.A. Horton

Hope and Help for the Heart: Biblical Counseling in a Post-Modern World

Dale Johnson


Musician-Theologian: Challenging Common Perceptions of Worship Leaders

Angela Swain, Matthew Swain, & Eric Schumacher

Mobilizing the Church: How to Develop and Deploy Members for Ministry

Micah Fries


Theology in a Post-Modern World: Addressing Contemporary Challenges to Key Doctrines

Jason Duesing, Thor Madsen, John Mark Yeats, Jason DeRouchie, & Owen Strachan


We’re offering a variety of events and opportunities to complement your FTC19 experience. You MUST register for the conference first, then with your Order Confirmation Number you can register for these events.
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Monday, Sept. 23
Chapel Banquet Hall

Guidestone is hosting a dinner to discuss best practices for navigating the contemporary and complex issues we face in finances. We all face difficult financial decisions – how we will manage household budgets, save for retirement, and pay for insurance. We often feel stretched in many directions financially. All those who fill out an on-site information form during the event will be entered for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift-card. This event is free for attendees.

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Reaching & Teaching Breakfast

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Chapel Banquet Hall

Reaching & Teaching is hosting a free breakfast for ministry leaders who want to learn how their church can be more involved in cross-cultural discipleship and leadership training around the world. This event is free and there will be a giveaway during the event.

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Free Lunch with Dr. Allen & Faculty

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Chapel Banquet Hall

Join the President of Midwestern Seminary, Dr. Jason K. Allen, and several Midwestern professors for a Chick-Fil-A lunch. Participate in a discussion with great MBTS professors. Available for free to 400 registrants & there will be a giveaway during the event.

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Conference Courses

Get academic credit while you attend FTC! More information is available on our Online Connect page.

Tue 24

2019 For The Church National Conference

September 23 - September 24
5001 N Oak Trfwy
Kansas City
Tue 24

Principles of Leadership Conference Course

September 23 - September 24



General Admission
Admission (Group Rate: 8+)


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Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Airport  for 97.00 USD  per night

End date: 9/25/18
Last day to book: 9/2/19