A Letter from Pastor John

Dear Brothers in Christ,

On October 14-15, 2016 we will be hosting the 10th annual “DEEP SOUTH MEN’S CONFERENCE” and you are invited! The conference theme will be “Living in the Last Days: How Then Shall We Live?“ We will be studying together as men through selected texts that will teach us about the end times we are living in. We will be looking at some great scriptures on the rapture, the great tribulation, the return of Christ, and the 1000 year reign of Christ upon the earth. We will also be challenged in each session on how we should be living as men of God with these events right around the corner. I believe God will move in our hearts during these sessions to remind us of the great future we have in store as followers of Jesus and I also believe we will be challenged to greater levels of holiness and commitment to Christ.

I am really excited about the speakers we have for this year’s Deep South Men’s Conference. All five speakers have been teaching God’s Word for decades in Calvary Chapels around the country and have proven themselves to not only be gifted Bible teachers but also men of character and godliness that we would be wise to learn from.

I am also excited about the worship we will have this year. If you have never heard Terry Clark lead worship before live you are going to be blown away by the anointing of the Holy Spirit while he leads us in worship. Terry Clark goes all the way back to the Jesus people movement and was a huge part of Maranatha music from the very beginning. As usual CC Fort Lauderdale’s school of worship “Oceans Edge” will also be leading us in worship. One of my favorite parts of our men’s conference every year is the powerful move of God’s Holy Spirit in our midst as we surrender to Him through worship and we give Him all the glory that He deserves.

If you are a camper, please feel free to bring your RV, pop-up, or tent and camp out on the church property. We have 10 acres and electrical hook-ups will be available. If you are not a camper there is a list of hotels on the back of the brochure. The conference will start on Friday afternoon with registration at 4 pm with a free cookout during the registration. Our first session will be at 7 pm on Friday night and our last session will be over by 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon. We will also provide a continental breakfast and as usual, an awesome barbecue lunch on Saturday.

My prayer for this year’s conference is that as we come together in Jesus’ name that God will put a fire in our hearts to be men that are not only ready for the return of Christ but are also empowered by God’s Holy Spirit to fulfill His great commission to go and make disciples of all the nations! Don’t miss this year’s DEEP SOUTH MEN’S CONFERENCE! It’s going to be a great one! Hope to see you on October 14-15.

Grace and Peace,
John Hoppe III, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Lexington