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iDISCIPLE ONLINE CONFERENCE

December 27-30, 2021

An online conference about God’s heart, plan, and purpose for his church, and how we can faithfully make Christ known.

We are inviting pastors, preachers, church and ministry leaders, church workers, young professionals, and college students to join us on these dates for 13 plenary sessions and 12 breakout modules.

Speakers

Joel Beeke

Jurem Ramos

Oscar Villa

Aj Caparros

Jeff Medders

Franco Ferrer

Jonathan Leeman

John Hofilena

Jeff Johnson

Brian Croft

Uziel Idurot

Erwin Quimboy

Plenaries

  • The Nature and Necessity of Reforming the Church

    Joel Beeke, Heritage Reformed Congregation | Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

  • God’s Passion For His Glory and His Church

    Jurem Ramos, Soli Deo Gloria Christian Church

  • The Sufficiency & Authority of Scriptures in the Church

    Oscar Villa, Higher Rock Christian Church

  • The Supremacy of Christ in His Church

    AJ Caparros, Living Word Christian Church Cebu

  • The Heart of Christ for His Bride

    Jeff Medders, The Risen Church

  • The Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit in His Church

    Franco Ferrer, International Baptist Church of Manila

  • The Church is the Gospel Made Visible

    Jonathan Leeman, Cheverly Baptist Church | 9Marks

  • C.H. Spurgeon and Building Up the Body of Christ

    John Hofilena, Redeemer Christian Church of Manila

  • The Church as the Pillar and Ground of Truth

    Jeff Johnson, Grace Bible Church of Conway

  • Faithfully Training Servant Leaders in the Church

    Brian Croft, Practical Shepherding

  • Calling the Church Back to Humility, Integrity & Simplicity

    Uziel Idurot, One Body Christian Ministries Manila

  • The Role of the Local Church in Reaching the Nations

    Erwin Quimboy, Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Metro East

  • The Utopian Marriage of Christ and His Joyful Bride in Heaven

    Joel Beeke, Heritage Reformed Congregation | Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Breakouts

December 27

  • Dangerous Calling: The Pastor’s Biblical Calling and Ministry (For Men Only) [Filipino-English]

    Eric Hernandez, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Bulacan

  • The Pastor's Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love (For Women Only) [Filipino-English]

    Pauline Ferrer, Kali Hofilena, Irish Idurot and Jodi Parfan

  • Weep with Me: Caring for God’s People through Biblical Counseling (English)

    Andrei Murzin, Overseas Instruction for Counseling in Kiev, Ukraine

  • Guarding the Church from False Teaching (Filipino-English)

    Jerome Ocampo, Muntinlupa Baptist Church

December 28

  • Turned Off by Church: What Hurts People and What Would Heal Them (Filipino-English)

    Rod Santos, Campus Crusade for Christ Philippines

  • Learning from the Preaching Ministry of Martin Lloyd Jones (English)

    John Rowlinson, Banner of Truth Trust, Scotland

  • Establishing Biblical and Meaningful Church Membership (English)

    Japhet Indico, Metropolitan Christian Fellowship SBC, Cebu

  • The Digital World, the Gospel, and Your Local Church (Filipino-English)

    Kevin Soriano and Tricia Cacho, Joy In Christ Church, Cavite

December 29

  • Reaching the Cities with the Gospel (Filipino-English)

    Alvin Litonjua, Crossroads Church of Dubai

  • The Role of Prayer in Local and Global Missions (English)

    David and Cindy Crim, International Baptist Church of Manila

  • How to Study the Bible For All Its Worth (Filipino-English)

    John Nuñez, Faith Fellowship Church, Las Pinas

  • Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way Through Heidelberg Catechism (Filipino-English)

    Derick Parfan, Baliuag Bible Christian Church, Bulacan

Schedule

Time

Session

Speaker

Platform

Joel Beeke

Heritage Reformed Congregation

Jurem Ramos

Soli Deo Gloria Christian Church

Joel Beeke with Franco Ferrer
Various Speakers
Oscar Villa

Higher Rock Christian Church

iDISCIPLE Team

Time

Session

Speaker

Platform

AJ Caparros

Living Word Christian Church

Jeff Medders

Acts 29 Network

Jeff Medders with John Hofilena
Various Speakers
Franco Ferrer

International Baptist Church of Manila

iDISCIPLE Team

Time

Session

Speaker

Platform

Jonathan Leeman

Cheverly Baptist Church, 9Marks

John Hofilena

Redeemer Christian Church of Manila

Jonathan Leeman with John Hofileña
Various Speakers
Jeff Johnson

Grace Bible Church of Conway

iDISCIPLE Team

Time

Session

Speaker

Platform

Brian Croft

Practical Shepherding

Uziel Idurot

One Body Christian Ministries Manila

Jeffrey Johnson with Franco Ferrer
Erwin Quimboy

Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Metro East

Brian Croft with Uziel Idurot
Joel Beeke

Heritage Reformed Congregation

iDISCIPLE Team

Register

Early Bird

UNTIL AUG. 31

₱800

Regular

SEP. 1 TO OCT. 31

₱1000

Late

NOV. 1 TO DEC. 21

₱1200

Conference Freebies

One year subscription to Ligonier Connect

One year subscription of Banner of Truth Magazines (Printed Copy)

Devoted to God's Church (Paperback)

Details about the conference freebies will be sent to the participant's email.

For questions and special arrangements, please email [email protected]

FAQS

This conference is designed to encourage and equip the church. Open to all Pastors, Young Adults/Young Professionals, Church Leaders & Workers, and College Students.

The registration fee covers digital access to all 13 plenary sessions and 3 breakout sessions, plus FREEBIES. The first 500 registrants to this year's conference will also receive a 1-year digital subscription to Ligonier Connect, a USD$90 value, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Our desire is for the participants to join online and learn from all plenary sessions and the breakout sessions of their choice. No session and day passes will be made available.

A plenary session at iDISCIPLE typically includes congregational singing and exposition of the Word.

No, only paid attendees will be able to view the sessions.

You will be provided access through your registered email address to the community site where all plenary livestreams, breakout meeting details, and all other conference details and needs will be made available.

You will only need a computer and a reliable internet connection. We recommend watching on a desktop or laptop. If you are unable to access a desktop or laptop, a tablet should suffice. We do not recommend watching on a mobile phone.

We recommend using Google Chrome. If you have any issues, first refresh your page. Then, clear browser cookies.

We recommend a minimum of 10 Mbps. This is standard for most internet providers.

Yes, you may transfer your paid conference slot to someone else. Just contact us at [email protected] to transfer your registration. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved. iDISCIPLE will not be responsible to arrange payments for transferred registrations.

Registration fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to another participant who desires to join the conference.

iDISCIPLE will not be able to provide language translation or interpretation during the sessions. Kindly take note that our speakers and facilitators will primarily use English for the benefit of the majority. Our Filipino speakers may at some point use Filipino and/or Taglish, but they have been informed to make use of English primarily.

Please send an email to [email protected]

Conference Partners

Joel Beeke

Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; the editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; the president of Inheritance Publishers; and the vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written over one hundred books. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children and seven grandchildren.

Jurem Ramos

Jurem Ramos was raised a Catholic, but after high school, he changed his beliefs to Hinduism. In 1981 God opened his eyes to realize his errors and his sinfulness, and to believe in Christ. After his conversion, he was again involved in falsehood with the prosperity gospel and the pragmatic philosophy of ministry. By God’s amazing grace, he came across sound teachers like David Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John MacArthur, and others to find his way to a biblical philosophy of ministry. Though without formal Bible school training, God called him to be the lead pastor of Soli Deo Gloria Church in Davao City since 1996. He has also been the administrator of their school ministry for more than 15 years. His Sunday teachings are heard regularly over several FEBC radio stations through his daily program called the Shepherd’s Call. He and his wife, Ging, have been married for almost 30 years, and they have three children. And last year, he and Ging became the happy Lolo and Lola of their first granddaughter, Avie.

Oscar Villa

Oscar is husband to Joanne, and father to Ezra Paul (21) and Priscilla Chesed (17). He has been serving as an associate pastor at Higher Rock Christian Church for 16 years. He disciples a cell group of men called Sharper Iron. He is privileged to oversee the church’s children’s Sunday School, and LifeSigns, the church’s ministry to the Deaf. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the International School of Theology – Asia (now the International Graduate School of Leadership).

AJ Caparros

AJ serves as associate pastor and biblical counselor of Living Word Christian Church, Cebu. He is a part-time vlogger at All 4 Jesus. He is currently completing his Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Master of Divinity at Cebu Graduate School of Theology. AJ is married to Christine and is a father to Zaza and Z.

Jeff Medders

Jeff Medders serves on staff at Risen Church and the Risen Collective in Houston, TX. He also hosts The Acts 29 Network Podcast. He is a writer, a preacher, and unashamed coffee snob. He is currently a PhD student  on Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to Natalie and has two beautiful children. Jeff is also the author of the books Gospel Formed: Living a Grace-Addicted, Truth-Filled, Jesus-Exalting Life and Humble Calvinism. You can follow his writing and monthly newsletter at spiritualtheology.net.

Franco Ferrer

Franco Ferrer is a sinner, saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. He is passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and disciplemaking. He is married to Pauline and father to Calvin John. Together with his family, they are sold-out to make others glad in God by making gospel-centered disciples in the cities of Manila and beyond. Currently, Franco is the pastor of discipleship at International Baptist Church of Manila. He also serves as director of iDISCIPLE Philippines and executive member of Asia Pacific Baptist Youth in Baptist World Alliance. He is a student of Preaching at The Expositor’s Academy and currently taking up Masters of Biblical Counseling at Presbyterian Theological Seminary – College & Advance Studies.

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman is the editorial director for 9Marks. After doing undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, Jonathan began his career in journalism where he worked as an editor for an international economics magazine in Washington, D. C. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity and a Ph.D. in theology and worked as an interim pastor.

Today he edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal and is the co-host of Pastors Talk. He has written for a number of publications and is the author or editor of a number of books.

Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC, and serves as an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church. He teaches adjunctively at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Reformed Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter at @Jonathan Leeman.

John Hofilena

John serves as Lead Pastor at Redeemer Christian Church Manila, a new church plant in the city of Manila that grew out of the desire to preach the Gospel clearly to the city. RCCM ministers mostly to college students, a growing group of young professionals, and young adults with new families.

John is married to Kali, and they have been together for over 10 years now. They are both passionate about disciple-making and Gospel-centered ministry, and they both serve in the iDISCIPLE Philippines directional team together. John is currently on leave from seminary, but he plans to eventually finish his program of Master in Divinity in Pastoral Studies.

John also does part-time freelance work writing content for websites, marketing materials, and various online writing jobs.

Jeffrey Johnson

Grace Bible Church of Conway began 16 years ago with humble beginnings of Pastor Jeff preaching from a music stand in his apartment. Since then, he has become wedded to his lovely wife, Letha, and now has three sons – Martyn, Christian, and Britain – and daughter, Evelyn. Pastor Jeff graduated from Central Baptist College with a B.S. in Bible and earned his M. Rel. in Biblical Studies and a Th. D. in Systematics from Veritas Theological Seminary. He is also the author of The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism, Behind the Bible: Introduction to Textual Criticism, The Church: Why Bother?, The Kingdom of God, and The Absurdity of Unbelief.

Brian Croft

Brian Croft has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years and is the founder and Executive Director of Practical Shepherding. He is also the Senior Fellow for the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has written or contributed to over twenty-five books on pastoral ministry. He is the husband of Cara and father of four children, son, Samuel and daughters, Abby, Isabelle, and Claire. He has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years.

Uziel Idurot

Uziel is husband to Charissa and father to Keilah, Twile and Calel. He started his career as A Mechanical Engineer but has been called by God into full time ministry in 2014. He is currently serving One Body Christian Ministries – Sta. Ana as Head Pastor. He is also currently taking his M. Div degree at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.

Erwin Quimboy

Erwin has been in the pastoral ministry for 16 years already. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Greenhills Christian Fellowship East in Cainta Rizal. He is a graduate of Biblical Studies and Expository Preaching at The Expositor’s Academy a member of The Masters Academy International. He now is on staff at TEA, serving as Associate Instructor teaching Biblical Studies and helping in the Preaching Lab in the Expository Preaching program. He is married to Rita for 15 years and they were blessed with a daughter, Yana who is now 13 years old.