The Center for Missions and Evangelism Presents

More Salt, More Light: Church In  An Age of Opportunity

January 28-29, 2022 | Anastasia Church, St. Augustine, FL


Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! - Psalm 96:3


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Jesus referred to the Church as the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-14). But salt can become bland and light can grow dim; the Church can lose its focus. As the world becomes in many ways more tasteless and dark, what it needs most from the Church is more salt and more light—more truth and more love—in Christ.

The “More Salt, More Light” conference aims to encourage church leaders and lay people alike to think biblically about the mission and identity of the Church in an age of distraction. There are many challenges before the Church, but with these challenges also come gospel opportunities. Now, more than ever, is a great time to be the Church.

Join us at Anastasia Church from January 28-29 in St. Augustine, Florida as we seek to grow and learn together. 

This event is in-person only, and will not be livestreamed. 

Conference Location: Anastasia Church, 1650 A1A S., St. Augustine, FL 32080

Registration Fee: $25

Discounted hotel rate at the Embassy Suites

Conference attendees staying through Sunday are invited and encouraged to attend Covenant Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida, for morning worship at 1965 FL 16, St. Augustine, FL 32084.



J. Mark Beach

Professor of Ministerial and Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Timothy Brindle

Pastor at Olive Street Presbyterian Church (PCA)

Jon Currie

Professor of Pastoral Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary

Tarrence Dickerson

Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church

Terry Johnson

Senior Minister of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah

Darby Strickland

Counselor and Faculty Member for the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation

Mark Vander Hart

Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Arjan de Visser

Professor of Ministry and Mission at Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary

Eric Watkins

Pastor of Harvest Presbyterian Church (OPC) and Director of the Center for Missions and Evangelism


FRIDAY (Jan. 28)

8:30 a.m.                              Doors Open/Registration

9:00-9:50 a.m.                    Eric Watkins: Mission Drift: The Mission of the Church in a Rudderless World

10:00-10:50 a.m.                 Mark Vander Hart: A Biblical Theology of World Mission

11:00-11:50 a.m.                   Arjan DeVisser: Letters from a Missionary: Reflections from the mission-field in post-Apartheid South Africa

11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m.           LUNCH BREAK: Pirate Pizza/ Visit Book Tables

1:30-2:20 p.m.                    Terry Johnson: “Who Am I?” Christian Identity in a Plastic World

2:30-3:20 p.m.                   John Currie: Into the Storm: Leading in an Age When Few Will Follow

3:30-4:20 p.m.                   Tarence Dickerson: Not Black Enough: On Being Black and Reformed—and not Woke

4:30-5:20 p.m.                   Q&A/Panel with Today’s Speakers

5:20-6:00 p.m.                   Pre-Dinner Reception in Foyer

6:00-7:30 p.m.                   Seated Dinner with Keynote Timothy Brindle: The Serpent, Babel, and Christ’s New Humanity: A Biblical Theology of Race



SATURDAY (Jan. 29)

8:30 a.m.                            Doors Open

9:00-9:50 a.m.                  Darby Strickland: Is it Abuse: Recognizing and Addressing Abuse in the Church

10:00-10:50 a.m.               Mark Beach: A Gentle Shepherd: How Jesus Reaches the Marginalized

11:00-11:50 a.m.                 Panel Discussion: Church Planting in an Age of Challenge and Opportunity

12:00 p.m.                          Dismissal/Pick up lunch to go


SUNDAY (Jan. 30)

11:00 a.m.                          Worship at Covenant OPC, Luncheon to Follow

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.        Optional “God’s Hand in Florida History” tour of St. Augustine


Hotel Options


Embassy Suites by Hilton St Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort

300 A1A Beach Boulevard,
St Augustine, FL 32080
+1 904-461-9004
Discounted Conference Room Rate: 1 King Bed 1 Room Studio Suite - $209.00
Book by January 1, 2022


There are many other hotel options in the St. Augustine area that you can explore and book via Kayak,, and other vacation booking websites.