Church Leadership Development Conference
May 22-25, 2014 | Emmaus Bible College | Dubuque, IA

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ”

Romans 12:2

On so many fronts—ethical, moral, doctrinal—contemporary culture strives to squeeze the Church into its mold. We are pressured to think that biblical positions are unloving, narrow and even harmful. We are told that to be relevant we must compromise and embrace current trends. How should Christians respond? Our conference this year aims to tackle some of the big issues of our day and equip us to think from a biblical worldview. In the process, we hope you will discover with us the wisdom, beauty, and practical relevance of living God’s way in God’s world. Come encounter afresh the revolutionary idea that biblical orthodoxy and practice, far from being narrow and unloving, is supremely liberating and reveals to all the God who is love.

Plenary Speakers


Alex Strauch


Dr. Jobe Martin


Dr. Larry Dixon


John Marriott


Many of the issues facing the Church today are common to our local assemblies as well. As a movement, although we value the autonomy of the local church, we also recognize the interdependence of our assemblies, and desire to work together as we identify solutions to the issues we face. Iron Sharpens Iron is an annual forum for sharpening one another's vision and skills for building the local church.


Contact Jani Bennett:
563-588-8000 x1102