Restore Conference 2018

Friday, March 2  - Saturday, March 3

Located at Clemson Presbyterian Church

346 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631

(864) 654-4772

Donald Whitney

Don Whitney has been Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY since 2005. He is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. Prior to his ministry as a seminary professor, Don was pastor of Glenfield Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), for almost fifteen years.  Altogether, he has served local churches in pastoral ministry for twenty-four years.

He is the author of several books, including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life.  Don lives with his wife Caffy in their home near Louisville. She regularly teaches a class for seminary wives, and works from their home as an artist, muralist, and illustrator. The Whitneys have a married daughter, Laurelen, and a grandson.

Conference Schedule

Friday,March 2

5:30pm | Check-in and late registration

6:15pm | Worship

6:30pm | General Session I

7:45pm | Breakout I

9:00pm | Bookstore and Dessert

Saturday, March 3

7:45am | Coffee and late check-in

8:30am | Morning worship

8:45am | General Session II

10:05am | Worship

10:10am | General Session III

11:30am | Breakout II

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | General Session IV

2:30pm | Worship and Closing

3:00pm | Dismiss


Friday Breakout I

Pursuing a Passion for God through the Spiritual Disciplines: Learning from Jonathan Edwards

Dr. Donald Whitney, Southern Baptist Seminary


Description: One of the best ways to grow in our own practice of the spiritual disciplines is to learn from others. In this seminar, Dr. Donald Whitney will take us through the life of Jonathan Edwards and how he pursued a passion for God through the spiritual disciplines over the course of his life.

Abide With Me: The Heart and Practice of Daily Devotional Life

Reid Jones, RUF Campus Minister, Clemson University


Description: How can we as Christians better practice “the art of abiding” with Christ — even in seasons where it’s particularly difficult? In this seminar we will consider the relational aspects of our relationship with the Lord, and we'll review some particular devotional habits that anyone can implement into their daily lives.



Jonathan Rasmussen, Crosspoint Church


Description: Many Christians today are aware of spiritual disciplines like bible intake, prayer, and corporate worship. However, the spiritual discipline of fasting seems lost on our current church culture. How does it work? What is the point? Can we fast from things other than food? This seminar will explore what the bible says about this discipline and consider a plan for how we can personally grow in our understanding and application of fasting.


Training Your Kids for Corporate Worship

Becky Sinclair, Clemson Presbyterian Church


Description: God commands His creation to worship Him (Psalm 29:2), and Jesus declared that God seeks people to worship Him (John 4:24). Do these passages include children? Should children and adults worship together? This seminar will look at the benefits of including children in corporate worship and discuss practical ways parents can help their children learn to worship.

Saturday Breakout II

Knowing Scripture

David Sinclair, Clemson Presbyterian Church


Description: We know that the Holy Spirit uses the Word of God as a primary means to grow us in grace, but how are we to read, understand and apply the Scriptures to our lives. In this breakout we will discuss basic principles of interpretation to help us become better students of the Word.

God’s Story and God’s Book: Learning to Study the Bible through the Story Lens
Rob Emmons, Crosspoint Church


Description: Studying the Bible is a challenge for most of us due to the literary and historical complexities of its 66 books. However, help is available when we view the Storyline of Redemption as it unfolds progressively through the individual books, culminating in the coming of Jesus of Nazareth.

Sola Scriptura, So What?

Jason Finley, Crosspoint Church


Description: Sola Scriptura ("Scripture Alone") was the rallying cry that fueled the protestant reformation. However, Scripture's authority and sufficiency are frequently attacked from outside and undermined from inside the church today. Come sharpen your understanding of the doctrine of Scripture and learn why it is so important for you as a Christ-follower today.

Women Who Delight in God’s Word

Abbey Cook, Crosspoint Church

Description: In Psalm 119 the author declares his love for the Word of God, points to its faithfulness and truth, describes its abundant blessings, and responds to the Word in delight and obedience. Together we will explore the Psalm’s depths and riches to grow as women who delight in God’s Word. 


Early Bird Pricing (by Feb 12)

Adult - $35

Student (College & Youth) - $30

Regular Pricing (starting Feb 13)

Adult - $45

Student (College & Youth) - $40

Online Registration | Paper Registration


Below you will find the video recordings of the previous Restore Conferences.