A Seminary Weekend in Iowa

Join Mid-America Reformed Seminary for a promotional breakfast, followed by a regional Center for Missions and Evangelism conference at Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn, IA, on November 12, 2022.



Promotional Breakfast
Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast, and a serving of updates from Mid-America Reformed Seminary! Join President Dr. Cornelis P. Venema and Vice-President of Advancement Michael Deckinga to hear all about our new building project, and some other exciting developments on campus! Breakfast is free, and a donation towards our capital campaign is encouraged.

Regional Center for Missions and Evangelism Conference
Dr. Eric Watkins, Dr. J. Mark Beach, and Rev. Mark Vander Hart will be presenting a series of talks on the theme of Declaring His Glory: God's Heart and Hands for Reaching the Lost.

In this ever-changing world, it is good for the people of God to be reminded that God does not change, nor does his purpose for his church. God has a heart to reach the lost through the ministry of the gospel and a plan to do so through his church. Join us as we reflect on God’s heart for the lost and how his church can reach them faithfully and effectively from a reformed perspective.

Breakfast and Conference Location: Cornerstone United Reformed Church, 805 Sunrise Ave., Sanborn, IA 51248

When: Saturday, November 12

This event is in-person only, and will not be live-streamed.



Cornelis Venema

President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Michael Deckinga

VP of Advancement at Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Eric Watkins

Pastor of Harvest Presbyterian Church (OPC) and Director of the Center for Missions and Evangelism

J. Mark Beach

Professor of Ministerial and Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Mark Vander Hart

Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary


Saturday (Nov. 12)

8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.               Promotional Breakfast

9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.              Eric Watkins: Hitting the Mark: The Mission of the Church in a World Gone Mad

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.             Break

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.              Mark Vander Hart: Learning to Live as the Light of the World

11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.               Break

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.              J. Mark Beach: A Gentle Shepherd: How Jesus Reaches the Marginalized

12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.             Q&A and Final Words