At long last T4G 2010 is almost here! Looks like around 7,000 attendees will be heading to Louisville next week for what will certainly be dubbed as the “best ever Christian pastors’ conference…”
It’s great when one of the Gospel Coalition bloggers features this upcoming conference on his blog. Check it out.
According to Kevin’s DeYoung’s post, the planning of Together for the Gospel falls squarely on the shoulders of three key individuals at 9Marks and Sovereign Grace Ministries. And Joshua Harris confirms this on his blog by writing: “Sovereign Grace Ministries has the privilege of organizing and running the conference.” Here’s an excerpt from Josh’s blog at the Covenant Life Church website:
"The theme for T4G 2010 is “The (Unadjusted) Gospel”—how Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, proclaims a message that’s the same yesterday, today, and forever—and why we should do likewise.
Main session speakers for the event include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Al Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever and Thabiti Anyabwile. The event will be held April 13-15 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Based on Josh’s request for church members to “serve”, we wonder how many of the T4G volunteers will be from Covenant Life Church and other SGM churches. Quite a few we would imagine… It takes a lot of manpower to run a conference with 7,000 attendees!
Here’s where many SGM volunteers will likely be positioned – the MEGA T$G (oops, I did it again!) T4G Bookstore. Someone who attended the 2008 conference was thoughtful enough to record his bookstore experience and post it on YouTube – probably so that those who didn’t attend can see what they’re missing. As he pans around to show how incredibly HUGE the space is, he comments: “Now this is what you call a bookstore!”
Each of these videos is around 10 minutes long, but definitely worth watching! It's just like being there, but much less expensive! Be sure to see the end of Part 2, starting at the 9-1/2 minute mark.
Part 1: The Bookstore
Part 2: More Bookstore
Part 3: Bookstore to the Sanctuary
We leave you with the following questions:
Do churches pick up 100% of their pastor’s tab?
What happens to the profits from this hugely successful event?
Since T4G is now attracting over 7,000 attendees, why not have it every year?