Men's Conference on Pursuing Genuine Biblical Revival

May 5 & 6, 2017

Theme: "Capture Our Hearts Again!"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ray Ortlund
Pastor of Immanuel Church (Acts 29 plant in Nashville, TN)
President of Renewal Ministries
Regional Director of Acts 29 Network
Formerly Assoc. Prof. of OT & Semitic Languages @ Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL)
Council Member & regular blogger at The Gospel Coalition
Author of commentaries and many books including Isaiah: God Saves Sinners in the Preaching the Word Series Commentary Series, When God Comes to Church: A Biblical Model for Revival Today, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ in the 9 Marks Building Healthy Churches Series and most recently Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel.

Pre-Conference Workshop - 2 Sessions (Content to be released soon)

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Tom Schreiner
James Buchanan Harrison Prof of New Testament Interpretation, Professor of Biblical Theology and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY)
Author of many commentaries and books including The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law, The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; The King in His Beauty, and Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Series.

Registration opens soon at

Hosted by:
Union Lake Baptist Church
8390 Commerce Road
Commerce, MI 48382

Monday, September 14, 2015

Family Discipleship Nights

Our church just began a new initiative yesterday: Family Discipleship Nights. This was born out of a desire to help our people see discipleship as a normal activity to which all Christians are called and to equip them to disciple others (e.g., their children, younger men/women, etc.).

A dear friend of the ministry and faithful herald of the gospel, Brent Nelson, challenged us in Sunday School, describing the contours of the Nation of Mateo ("Disciples"), and then exhorting us to apply the principles of discipleship found in Acts 14 to our own church family. May God make it so!

The curriculum we are using for FDNs is the New City Catechism. Our plan is to spread out the 52 questions over 3 school years, with our folks doing about half of the questions themselves at home. In this way, we hope to help them in discipleship rather than do it for them. May God grant us the Spirit's power to fulfill our Mission:

ULBC’s Family Discipleship Nights exist to strengthen the church family in sound doctrine and in rich fellowship to the end that they are equipped to joyfully lead their children and others to be mature disciples of Jesus.

Pray for us as we begin this new journey emphasizing the importance of making disciples who make disciples. Pray that it will not simply be a gathering 9 times a year, but rather a divinely-empowered help to our people as they make discipleship a normal part of their lives.