What is the Southern Baptist Founders Conference?
The purpose of the conference is to glorify God, honor His gospel, and strengthen His churches by providing encouragement to Southern Baptists in historical, Biblical, theological, practical, and ecumenical studies.
The goal is to have a balanced conference in respect to doctrine and devotion, expressed in the teaching of the Doctrines of Grace, and their experimental application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. This goal is accomplished by engaging a variety of speakers to present papers, sermons, expositions, and devotions; and by recommending and distributing literature consistent with the nature of the conference.
The theological foundation of the conference is the Doctrines of Grace (Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and the Perseverance and Preservation of the Saints). These subjects will be presented doctrinally, expositionally, homiletically, and historically. Each conference will focus on the practical and pastoral use of these and respective doctrines.