2022 Annual Conference

Ever since Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden into a world subjected to futility, we have experienced anxiety, fear, and worry to greater or lesser degrees. God’s word has much to say about these things, and we all need to hear them. The Bible recognizes that not fearing is easier said than done. If we are going to respond rightly to anxiety, fear, and worry in ourselves and others, we need the kind of help and hope that God promises in His word, by His Spirit, and through his people.

Plan to join us August 12-13 for this year’s Annual Conference, “Fighting Fear: What the Bible Says About Anxiety, Fear, and Worry”, hosted by the BCLR Students and Young Adults Ministries of the Bible Church of Little Rock.

Conference Schedule

Friday, August 12

6:30 PM- Dinner
7:15 PM - Session 1: Paralyzed by Fear
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Session 2: The Anatomy of Improper Fear
9:30 PM - Table Discussions and Prayer

Saturday, August 13

9:30 AM - Panel Discussion
10:30 AM  - Session 3: Anatomy of Proper Fear
11:15 AM - Lunch
12:15 PM - Session 4: Prepared for Fear
1:30 PM - Table Discussions
2 PM - Panel Discussion
3 PM - Conference End


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Who is this for? - This conference is open to everyone. For this conference, we attempt to select topics that represent significant issues in the lives of young adults in the church in particular and the society at large.

What is the deadline to register? - The last day to register is Tuesday, August 9.

Who is the speaker? - Douglas Allison and Lawson Hembree are the speakers.

Can I invite friends? - Absolutely! All are welcome.

What does it cost? - $5 for BCLR members, $10 for nonmembers, $5 per attendee for outside groups of 10 or more.

Will there be food? - Yes! The cost covers dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout. We also plan to have gluten-free options.

I don’t attend BCLR. Can I still come? - Absolutely! The conference is open to anyone who believes they would benefit from leaning what the Bible says on this topic.

Will this event be recorded? - Yes.

Can I listen to previous conferences? - Yes. You can access the 2020 conference on Re-Anchoring Human Sexuality here. And you can access the 2021 conference on Deep Faith here.

Still have questions? Email us at sm@bclr.org
When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch

Rejoice and Tremble by Michael Reeves

Running Scared by Ed Welch

How to Help Your Anxious Teen: Discovering the Surprising Sources of Their Worries and Fears by Jessica Thompson

The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges

Anxiety: Knowing God's Peace (31-Day Devotional) by Paul Tautges

Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners by Michael Emlet

The Quest for Meekness and Quietness of Spirit by Matthew Henry

New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans edited by Robert Elmer

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Fearing Others: Putting God First by Zach Schleigel

Worry: Pursuing a Better Path to Peace by David Powlison

Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure by Robert Kellemen

Descriptions and Prescriptions by Michael Emlet

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke