You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family

If families are called to live in Christ and to follow him, this will often mean carrying with him a cross of suffering. Our own condition—whether it comes to our family backgrounds, singleness, marriages, or parenting—is clarified when we see that our place in a family is designed both to shape us and to point us to the gospel.

The 2018 ERLC National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family is designed to equip families to see that all of our family stories are shaped by the ultimate story of our lives, the gospel (Rom. 8:29).

Some of our 40+ speakers include:

  • Russell Moore
  • Jen Wilkin
  • Matt Chandler
  • Eric Mason
  • Ray Ortlund
  • Beth Moore
  • Jamie Ivey

Relevant topics being addressed on the main stage and in breakouts include:

  • The danger of a kid-centered family
  • Building a peaceful home
  • Educating children for a complex world
  • Holy longing: Infertility
  • Marriage and the mystery of the gospel
  • Navigating life and love in the modern age

The ERLC would love for you to join the conference in Dallas on October 11-13! Use the discount code B21 at checkout to save $30 off your ticket price. Our last National Conference sold out ahead of time, so register to attend today.

If you can’t attend the conference, you can still join us. We are planning to livestream the plenary addresses on and post those sessions on our site shortly after the event. In addition, a simulcast of the National Conference will be available for free. Sign up hereto get hosting FAQs, system requirements, and promotional items.

Galatians 4:4-7 proclaims, “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”

We hope this conference will enable you, no matter your circumstances or season in life, to walk confidently as God’s child, knowing that you are knit into a family and meant to reflect the shape of the cross wherever you go.