Ready Youth Conference

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Amidst a culture shifting like the tide, it is imperative that students are ready to defend “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). So mark your calendars for Ready, a youth conference held in Kansas City, MO on January 25-26, 2019. This conference features the following guest speakers: Sam Bierig, Brian Davis, Rechab Gray, Owen Strachan, and Jared C. Wilson.

An additional concert with nobigdyl. will be held on January 25. Concert tickets are included in conference registration or can be purchased separately.



Sam Bierig - Ready19

Sam Bierig

Dean, Spurgeon College
Kansas City, MO

Samuel Bierig serves as the undergraduate dean and as Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Spurgeon College. He also serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church. Sam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology at Midwestern Seminary and holds degrees from Southern Seminary, and Ouachita Baptist University.
Owen Strachan - Ready19

Owen Strachan

Director of The Residency Ph.D. Program, Director of the Center for Public Theology, and Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Seminary
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Owen Strachan is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At MBTS, he leads the Center for Public Theology. Strachan is the author of numerous books, including Risky Gospel and The Colson Way. He holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an MDiv from Southern Seminary, and an AB from Bowdoin College. He is married to Bethany and is the father of three children. He enjoys basketball, rap, and biographies.

Brian Davis - Ready19

Brian Davis

Pastor, Risen Christ Fellowship
Philadelphia, PA

Brian Davis is a pastor at Risen Christ Fellowship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a church planting internship at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Brian and his wife, Sonia, have two sons and a daughter.
Jared Wilson - Ready19

Jared C. Wilson

Managing Editor of For The Church (, Content Director, Midwestern Seminary, Author, and Speaker
Kansas City, MO

Jared C. Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Managing Editor of For The Church (and host of the FTC Podcast), and Director of The Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO.

Jared is not a catalytic “agent of change” or a visionary anything. He is a failed church planter and once made a mess of his marriage. He likes food too much and worries way too much about what people think, and he’s definitely not all that he’s cracked up to be. After 20 years of ministry, he’s mainly learned that he’s kind of a nincompoop. But he knows Jesus loves him.

Rechab Gray - Ready19

Rechab Gray

Teaching Pastor, Cottage Grove Church
Des Moines, IA

Rechab Gray serves as Teaching Pastor at Cottage Grove Church in Des Moines, Iowa. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served on staff at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia as a church plant resident–serving the church through preaching, block evangelism, and international missions. Rechab has been married to his wife for eight years and they have two children, Aaron and Zipporah.

Conference Schedule


4:00pm – Registration opens
5:00pm – Chapel doors open
6:00pm – Welcome
6:13pm – Worship
6:30pm – Session 1 – Sam Bierig
7:00pm – Break
7:30pm – Worship
7:40pm – Session 2 – Dr. Owen Strachan
8:10pm – Worship
8:15pm – Break
8:30pm – Registration for concert begins
9:00pm – nobigdyl. Evening Concert


7:30am – Doors open
8:30am – Worship
8:45am – Session 3 – Rechab Gray
9:15am – Worship
9:20am – Break
9:45am – Workshop Session One
10:30am – 15-minute break
10:45am – Workshop Session Two
11:30am – Lunch break
1:30pm – Worship
1:45pm – Session Four – Brian Davis
2:15pm – Break
2:45pm – Session Five Jared Wilson
3:15pm – Worship
3:30pm – Conference closes


Information Coming Soon.



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Friday, January 25, 2019


Included with conference registration.

Concert Only
$20 General Admission
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Register Today

We understand that for the busy youth pastor, it can be tough to plan months out for youth events. But we've got your back! If you register 15 or more students for the Ready Conference, you can receive at $10 discount per registrant. We will also honor full refunds until December 25th. After that, we'll offer a 50% refund until the day before the conference. So, go ahead and register your youth group and we look forward to seeing you there!


Hotel Discounts

On a Budget?
No problem!

For those youth groups on a budget, here are some great options! We have partnered with Super 8 hotel and Fairfield Inn to offer you a great deal.

Super 8 Airport, At Barry Road

$59 for a double room.
Mention “Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary” to receive the discount

Super 8 Kansas City hotel is located off I-29, Exit # 8 NW Barry Road across Zona Rosa shopping mall & 5 miles from the Kansas City International Airport.
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Airport

$84 per night

Group Discount Codes:
Double Queen Room: rycryca
King Room: rycrycb
Jan. 4, 2019 is the last day to book for discount

Fairfield Inn & Suites is located 2 miles west of the MCI airport.
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