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Welcome to the 2022 edition of Strength and Dignity!

We are delighted to be your hosts here at Cornerstone for what I pray will be two days that you will remember as truly good for your soul.  Our unabashed objective for inviting you here is to bless you!  We know the best way to do that is to provide you with time set aside for God’s worship, informed by God’s Word, in the fellowship of God’s people.  May the Lord’s blessings abound to you through the time that you spend here with us!

Furthermore, there are many sound reasons for why we believe our objective to be good.  Chief among those reasons would certainly be the glory of God as we “proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).  Love would certainly be among them, “for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another” (1 Thessalonians 4:9).  But consider the following with me as well:

1.Gathering together at a meeting like this is a good means by which fellow believers among respective churches may “hold communion among themselves” in keeping with the spirit and intention of our confession:

The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, 26.14
“As each church, and all the members of it, are bound to pray continually for the good and prosperity of all the churches of Christ, in all places, and upon all occasions to further every one within the bounds of their places and callings, in the exercise of their gifts and graces, so the churches, when planted by the providence of God, so as they may enjoy opportunity and advantage for it, ought to hold communion among themselves, for their peace, increase of love, and mutual edification.”

2.Gathering our sisters together at a meeting like this is a good means by which we may edify them specifically in keeping with texts like Titus 2:1-5, but also by placing them around good and faithful examples of godly women at a time when so-called “women’s ministries” are foisting upon them one horrible, unfaithful and ungodly example after another.

Philippians 3:17-19
“Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.  For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.”

3.Gathering our sisters together at a meeting like this is a good means by which we may exemplify that the edification of our sisters can be, and should be, intensely theological.  When many professing Christian women today decry theology for something “practical”… or fail to handle or even learn the text of Scripture with faithful precision in favor of spiritualized platitudes…we will be supporting the fact that there is nothing more “practical” for our sisters than sound theology derived through diligent study.  It is through His revealed word that we know God!

M. Arnaud
“‘The doctrines of Christianity have just as much right to be believed as its duties have to be practiced, and it is not permissible to accept these and reject those. In neglecting to inquire with care into the Biblical verities, and to assimilate them by reflection, the Christian loses part of his virtue, the preacher part of his force; both build their house on the sand or begin at the top; they deprive themselves of the precious lights which can illuminate and strengthen their faith, and fortify them against the frivolous or learned unbelief as well as against the aberrations of false individualism, that are so diffused in our day.’”

With respect to our sisters in Christ, the last thing we need in the Lord’s church today are weak or foolish women parroting this world’s bankrupt philosophies concerning womanhood; loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always “learning” and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 3:6-7).  For the godly woman, strength and dignity are her clothing.  She shall rejoice in time to come.  She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness (Proverbs 31:25-26).

So prepare your mind, humble your heart, and take heed to God’s Word.  Listen prayerfully and ask the Lord to work in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.  Enjoy the wonderful fellowship and food.  Be sure to thank those who are serving you.  Most of all, thank the Lord for His goodness to us through the study of His word together.  I pray “that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light” (Colossians 1:9-12).


For Christ and His Church,

Pastor Marc

Biography

Susan Heck was married for 46 years to her beloved husband and pastor, Doug Heck, who was a faithful Shepherd for 50 years, until the Lord took him to glory in August 2021. Susan has been involved in Women’s Ministries for about 40 years. This included teaching Bible Studies, counseling, and heading up Ladies with the Master women’s ministry at Grace Community Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma (www.gccoftulsa.org).

Susan is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (biblicalcounseling.com) since 2003.  She is also the author of With the Master Bible study series for ladies. She also has authored; A Call to Discipleship, Putting-Off Life Dominating Sins;  A Call to Scripture Memory; A Message of Assurance: Twenty Tests for God's Children; What Does a Spirit Filled Marriage Look Like?; Speaking the Truth in Love in a Post Truth World; and The Liberating Gospel.  Susan’s teaching ministry is an outgrowth of her memorization work on the Bible. She has memorized the entire New Testament along with two books from the Old Testament which include Ecclesiastes, Jonah and several of the Psalms and is now journeying her way through more of the Old Testament. To God be the glory!  

Susan Heck has two grown children, and seven grandchildren. Both children and their spouses are in full time ministry. Because of the enthusiastic ladies who attend the Bible Studies that Susan teaches, and because of the life changes, Susan has been invited to speak to a number of ladies groups, both nationally and internationally. Susan loves to minister her gift of teaching to women.

Conference Agenda

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022  

6:00 pm | Registration and Fellowship
 
6:45 pm | Welcome and Worship
 
7:15 pm | Session 1: Are you Among the Flock?--Wage War or Suffer a Shipwreck--1 Timothy 1:18-20

8:00 pm | Break
 
8:15 pm | Session 2: Are you a Sheep who is deceived or who believes?--Are you Being Deceived by Doctrines of Demons or Do you Believe and Know the Truth--1 Timothy 4:1-5
 
9:00 pm | Adjourn


SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2022
 
8:30 am | Registration and Breakfast (light breakfast)
 
9:30 am | Welcome and Worship
 
10:00 am | Session 3: Are You in Shape as A Sheep?  Five Things You Must do to get in Shape! 1 Timothy 4:6-11
 
10:45 am | Break
 
11:15 am | Session 4: Are you following a false shepherd?  Eleven Characteristics of False Shepherds--1 Timothy 6:3-5
 
12:00 pm | Lunch (lunch)
 
1:30 pm | Session 5: Don't be a Sluggish Sheep!  Ten Things You Need to Know Today!--1 Timothy 6:13-16

2:15 pm | Break
 
2:30 pm | Q&A with Susan
   
3:30 pm | Conference Adjourned

Hotel information

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando East/UCF Area hotel is the perfect base as we are minutes from UCF campus, the Central Florida Research Park, and things to do in Orlando. Our expanded outdoor pool and patio area features gas grills and a fire pit with a beautiful water view. The perfect space to grill your own meal or enjoy carry-out from local restaurants near UCF. You can start each day with our free hot breakfast buffet and 24-hour access to our on-site fitness center. Our top-rated UCF hotel is great for business travelers with smart amenities such as free Wi-Fi, business center, and meeting room space rental. Each guest room offers free Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, microwave, and HDTVs with Internet TV where guests can access apps like Hulu and Netflix. When staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando East/UCF Area make sure to take advantage of the free fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. Inquire about renting our venue in Orlando boasting an outdoor terrace and state-of-the-art equipment.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Orlando East / UCF Area
3420 Lake Lynda Drive
Orlando, FL 32817

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Hotel offering your special group rate:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando East/UCF Area for 109 USD per night

Past Conferences

Directions

Cornerstone Baptist Church of Orlando
3370 Snow Hill Road
Chuluota, Florida 32766

(407) 971-7685
[email protected]

Registration open

Regular Registration: March 2nd t to June 2nd, $50 with t-shirt
Late Registration: June 3rd to July 9th, $50 without t-shirt

Young Ladies (15 and under): $20 (t-shirt not included)
Sponsorship: $35