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Join us for a unique theological learning experience that has been designed to promote face-to-face interaction among attendees and speakers. Reformed Forum has always been about making Reformed theological conversation available and accessible to anyone who is interested. For the past six years, we have done this mainly through our website and podcasts. Now you have the opportunity to be an active participant in the discussion for an entire weekend. Attendance is limited to 104 participants, which ensures that each attendee has the opportunity to participate in personal exchanges with our speakers and theological contributors.

Hope Presbyterian Church (OPC), Grayslake, IL
Hope Presbyterian Church (OPC), Grayslake, IL

The conference will be held October 10–12, 2014 (Friday–Sunday) at Hope Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois. Our theme will be The Sons of God. Scripture speaks of several different sons of God. Adam is called the son of God (Luke 3:38). The nation of Israel is as well (Ex 4:22). Climactically, Jesus Christ came to the earth as the now incarnate eternal Son of God. These three, as the representative protological, typological, and eschatological son, respectively, bear upon the life of Christians, who will be revealed as the sons of God in glory (Rom 8:19). This overarching theme offers an exciting opportunity to develop a full range of biblical-theological, systematic, apologetic, historical, and practical themes.

Our plenary speakers will be Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary and Dr. Lane G. Tipton, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster. Dr. Oliphint plans to develop the conference theme in light of his work in his book God with Us, and Dr. Tipton plans to break new ground in the debates regarding a republication of the Covenant of Works in the Mosaic Administration. Camden BuceyJim CassidyJeff Waddington, and other Reformed Forum contributors will also be speaking and/or leading breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

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How We’ll Use the Funds

We need your help to raise the funds to make this conference happen. Your contributions will go directly toward speaking fees for our plenary speakers, travel expenses for our contributors, conference materials, Saturday lunch, and audio-visual expenses related to live streaming and recording the conference.

For those new to this kind of project, it’s important to understand that this conference will only happen if Reformed Forum raises $7,500. If we do not reach our goal, your pledge will be refunded automatically. If the project fully funds, you will receive additional information about conference registration and a survey soliciting your input regarding breakout sessions.


Hope Presbyterian Church (OPC) is located roughly 2 miles west of Interstate 94 in Grayslake, Illinois. It’s easily accessible by car and approximately 30 minutes north of Chicago O’Hare Airport. The church is also only 10 minutes from Six Flags Great America, one hour south of Milwaukee, and depending on the time of day, about an hour from downtown Chicago.


Hope Presbyterian Church (OPC)
18215 Belvidere Rd. (Rt. 120)
Grayslake, IL 60030

Tentative Schedule

  • Friday afternoon—Pre-conference
  • Friday evening—Main conference introduction and first plenary address.
  • Friday night—Special dinner for the top level supporters.
  • Saturday—Plenary addresses and breakout sessions. A modest lunch and drinks will be provided on-site. Dinner will be at local restaurants.
  • Sunday—Morning worship service and adult Sunday school.

Area Accommodations

Comfort Suites
1775 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 680-8828

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville
2061 Shell Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: (847) 680-8828

Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee
6090 Gurnee Mills Cir E
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 855-8868

Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center
6161 W Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 336-6300

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