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The Gospel Coalition’s 2015 National Conference was held in Orlando, Florida April 13-15, 2015. More than 6,000 gathered together to consider the theme of our eternal home from 50 states and over 50 countries.

The conference titled Coming Home: New Heaven and New Earth sought to stir longing for our ultimate home in heaven as we explored the sweep of redemption from creation to consummation, from Genesis to Revelation. Through times of worship, prayer, fellowship and instruction, we sought to reaffirm the Bible’s teaching on eschatology and declare in word and song with joyful hope that Jesus is returning soon. Along with the nine main plenary sessions we had more than 50 workshops and focus gatherings led by speakers addressing topics including evangelism, homosexuality, student ministry, sexual abuse, faith and work, and more.


Plenary Sessions

  1. Life and Prosperity, Death and Destruction

    Tim Keller

    April 13, 2015 | Deuteronomy 30
  2. The Branch and Banner of David

    John Piper

    April 13, 2015 | Isaiah 11; Isaiah 65:17-25
  3. The Lord Is There

    D. A. Carson

    April 13, 2015 | Ezekiel 40-48
  4. The Father's Home, and the Way There

    Augustus Nicodemus Lopes

    April 13, 2015 | John 14:1-14
  5. The Day of the Lord

    Mark Dever

    April 14, 2015 | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
  6. Resurrection Life

    Voddie Baucham

    April 14, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
  7. Living in the Hope of Liberation from Bondage

    Ligon Duncan

    April 15, 2015 | Romans 8:16-25
  8. A New Heaven and a New Earth

    Philip Ryken

    April 15, 2015 | Revelation 21:1-22:5

Panel Discussions

  1. Biblical Foundations for Seeking God's Justice in a Sinful World

    Thabiti Anyabwile, Voddie Baucham, Tim Keller, Miguel Núñez, John Piper, D. A. Carson, and Miguel Nunez

    April 14, 2015 |
  2. Seeking Justice and Mercy From Ferguson to New York

    K. Edward Copeland, Bethany Jenkins, Robert Lang, Alex Medina, and Cecil Smith

    April 14, 2015 |

Workshops

  1. Continuity & Discontinuity

    Randy Alcorn

    April 14, 2015 | Revelation 21-22
  2. Worldview Apologetics, Worldview Evangelism

    James Anderson

    April 14, 2015 |
  3. Engaging in the Tension of Gospel and Social Justice

    Matt Carter

    April 14, 2015 |
  4. Stumbling Blocks: Preparing Students for Life in a Fallen World

    Cameron Cole, Jon Nielson, and David Plant

    April 14, 2015 |
  5. Filled by the Spirit

    Graham Cole

    April 14, 2015 | Luke; Acts; Ephesians 5
  6. Stories, Longing, and Spiritual Formation

    Mike Cosper

    April 14, 2015 |
  7. Church Polity? Really?

    Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, and Mez McConnell

    April 14, 2015 |
  8. How to Survive a Cultural Crisis

    Mark Dever

    April 14, 2015 |
  9. Do Executive Jobs Have More Kingdom Value Than Dirty Jobs?

    Dan Doriani, Bethany Jenkins, and Harry Reeder III

    April 14, 2015 |
  10. The Gospel & Eschatology

    Ligon Duncan, Jeffrey Jue, Lane Tipton, and G.K. Beale

    April 14, 2015 |
  11. Systematic Theology for Pastoral Ministry, Christian Thinking, and Public Theology

    Ligon Duncan

    April 14, 2015 |
  12. From Dependence to Dignity

    Brian Fikkert

    April 14, 2015 |
  13. Home Away from Home

    Greg Forster

    April 14, 2015 |
  14. The Pastors Wife

    Gloria Furman

    April 14, 2015 |
  15. It's Time for Another Conversation About the Holy Spirit

    J. D. Greear

    April 14, 2015 |
  16. Ministry Among Women

    Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, Melissa Kruger, Kathleen Nielson, and Mary Willson

    April 14, 2015 |
  17. Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church

    Collin Hansen

    April 14, 2015 |
  18. Writers Workshop on TGC History and Editorial Vision

    Collin Hansen

    April 13, 2015 |
  19. Sexual Assault, Domestic Abuse, and the Gospel

    Justin Holcomb and Lindsey Holcomb

    April 14, 2015 |
  20. Preaching to the Heart

    Tim Keller

    April 14, 2015 |
  21. How Do We Know the Bible is God's Word? Recovering the Doctrine of a Self-Authenticating Scripture

    Michael Kruger

    April 14, 2015 |
  22. Melodies and Rhymes to the Glory of God

    Trip Lee

    April 14, 2015 |
  23. Whatever Happened to Evangelicals in Latin America?

    Augustus Nicodemus Lopes

    April 14, 2015 |
  24. Excited About Evangelism? Inspiring Your Church Family To Share Their Faith Today

    Rebecca Manley Pippert and Rico Tice

    April 14, 2015 |
  25. I've Come To Christ . . . What Next? Helping New Disciples Walk Their First Few Steps

    Rebecca Manley Pippert and Rico Tice

    April 14, 2015 |
  26. Principles for Working Among the Poor

    Mez McConnell

    April 14, 2015 |
  27. Spanish Track: Pluralidad e igualdad pastoral: l’deres trabajando como equipo

    Sugel Michelén and Sugel Michelen

    April 14, 2015 |
  28. Aftermath

    Albert Mohler

    April 14, 2015 |
  29. TULIP Transformed for Mission

    Daniel Montgomery

    April 14, 2015 |
  30. From Moral Majority to Prophetic Minority

    Russell Moore

    April 14, 2015 |
  31. Calling and Callings: "Balancing" Life in Light of the Gospel

    Kathleen Nielson

    April 14, 2015 |
  32. Spanish Track: Como desarrollar un Equipo de Adoracion

    Luis Núñez and Luis Nunez

    April 14, 2015 |
  33. Spanish Track: El Desarrollo De Un Equipo Ministerial

    Miguel Núñez and Miguel Nunez

    April 14, 2015 |
  34. How to Grow a Gospel Culture in Your Church

    Ray Ortlund

    April 14, 2015 |
  35. Eating, Body Image, and the Gospel

    Amie Patrick

    April 14, 2015 |
  36. A Light in a Dark World

    Vermon Pierre

    April 14, 2015 |
  37. What Jesus Demands from the World

    John Piper

    April 14, 2015 |
  38. Everyday Evangelism

    Erik Raymond

    April 14, 2015 |
  39. Strangely Dim? The Things of Earth in the Light of Christ's Face

    Joe Rigney

    April 14, 2015 |
  40. Sermonic Eschatonics

    Robert Smith, Jr.

    April 14, 2015 |
  41. Your Eyes Will Behold the King in His Beauty

    Scott Swain

    April 14, 2015 |
  42. Discipleship in the Age of Richard Dawkins, Lady Gaga, and Amazon.com

    Trevin Wax

    April 14, 2015 |
  43. Your Quiet Time Should Change You

    Jen Wilkin

    April 14, 2015 |
  44. Going to Church

    Jared Wilson

    April 14, 2015 | Romans 12
  45. Teaching Your People to Become Worldly Saints

    Mike Wittmer

    April 14, 2015 |
  46. The Anglican Book of Common Prayer

    John Yates II and John Yates III

    April 14, 2015 |
  47. A Christian Response to Homosexuality

    Christopher Yuan

    April 14, 2015 |