February 18 – 20

MISSIONS: THE HEART OF GOD

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for our 8th Annual Missions Conference. Our featured speaker is Dr. Paul Kooistra, Below is our Schedule of events for each day.

On Saturday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. will be our International Dinner. A meal will be provided and attendees will be assigned a specific side dish relating to our “international” theme. If you would like to join us for this special fellowship, please click here to register by Wednesday, February 16.

DR. PAUL KOOISTRA

FEATURED SPEAKER: DR. PAUL KOOISTRA

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Paul D. Kooistra holds a B.A. in Psychology from the Universi-ty of Minnesota, a M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama. He served as assistant pastor of Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Miami, Florida, 1967-1969; and associate pastor of Seminole Presbyterian Church in Tampa, Florida,1969-1973, where he assumed the role of principal of Seminole Presbyterian Day School during the 1972-73 academic year.


In 1973 Dr. Kooistra assumed the position of Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1975 he became Associate Professor of Christian Education and Homiletics at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Clinton, Mississippi, until 1983 when he was named Professor of Practical Theology. In 1985 he accepted the presidency of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also taught Practical Theology. He served the seminary until 1994 when he assumed the position of Coordinator of Mission to the World in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) until 2014. In 2008 Dr. Kooistra was elected as Moderator of the PCA’s 36th General Assembly. He served as president of Erskine College and Seminary from 2014 through 2016.


Dr. Kooistra has published the following devotionals: 31 Days of Grace, Following God: His Will for Your Life, Supper’s Ready, Pursuit of Joy, and Faith Promise.