2010 Torrey Conference
75th Annual Torrey Memorial Bible Conference
Blessed are the Peacemakers: Redeeming Relationships in the Conflicts of our Lives.
Schedule of Sessions
Wednesday Oct 20
11 am........ Reflection Session 1* (attendance scanned 12-12:30)
3 pm.......... Reflection Session 2* (attendance scanned 4-4:30)
4:15 pm..... Fireside Chat: Tim Pollard & Gary Friesen [Cafe Banq Room]
Thursday Oct 21
11 am........ Reflection Session 3* (attendance scanned 12-12:30)
3 pm.......... Reflection Session 4* (attendance scanned 4-4:30)
4:15 pm..... Fireside Chat: Ed Gilbreath & Gary Friesen [Cafe Banq Room]
Friday Oct 22
All sessions in Chase Gym unless otherwise noted. Satellite/overflow locations in Sutherland Aud and Lansing Aud (Crowell Music Bldg).
* Each session worth 1 credit. Each student may also receive up to 1 reflection credit per day. No credits for Fireside Chats.
**Friday sessions are extended and worth 2 credits.
8 credits required for full-time students.
R. A. TORREY
(1856-1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator and writer. At age 33 he was called by D. L. Moody to head what became the Moody Bible Institute. He later became the first dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA), from 1912 to 1924. His pastorates included Moody Memorial Church and the Church of the Open Door, Los Angeles.
At his funeral, it was said: "Those who knew Dr. Torrey more intimately knew him as a man of regular and uninterrupted prayer. He knew what it meant to pray without ceasing. With hours set systematically apart for prayer, he gave himself diligently to this ministry." A short biography of R.A. Torrey is available at www.believersweb.org.
Gary Friesen is Peacemaker Ministries’ Executive Vice President. After graduating from George Fox University and Willamette University College of Law, he practiced law in Oregon for eight years and led an innovative church-based reconciliation ministry. When Gary joined the Peacemaker team in 1995, he and his family moved to Montana. This gave him the chance to lead his family on all sorts of backpacking adventures and to indulge his long-standing passion for biking and his new passion for fly fishing. Gary loves to teach, and has taught biblical peace¬making, mediation and arbitration in seventeen countries. Primarily, he is passionate about seeing Christians everywhere experience the redemptive power of the Gospel in their relationships, beginning with himself, his wife and their four children.
Annette Friesen serves as Intake Administrator for Peacemaker Ministries handling help requests with conflict coaching and assistance. As a Certified Christian Conciliator™ she conciliates disputes and is an instructor for ministry training events. Annette and her husband Rick, (Director of Ministry Relations for Peacemaker Ministries) speak at Peacemaker events on a variety of peacemaking topics but love to focus on peacemaking in marriage. Annette speaks to women’s groups, Christian educators, and at various retreats. She has contributed articles to Crosswalk.com, Lifeway.com, and Today’s Christian Woman Magazine.
Edward Gilbreath is the author of Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity. When he’s not writing books, he’s a director of editorial for Urban Ministries, Inc. in Calumet City, Illinois, where he serves as the editor and chief of UrbanFaith.com, an online magazine of commentary and culture. Formerly an editor with Christianity Today International, he continues to serve as an editor at large for Christianity Today. In addition to Reconciliation Blues, he is also coauthor of Gospel Trailblazer, the story of the first black evangelist on Billy Graham’s crusade team. Ed and his wife, Dana, have two kids, DeMara (10) and Daniel (8). Visit Ed at www.edgilbreath.com or at his blog edwardg.wordpress.com.
Tim Pollard serves as Vice President of Distribution and Strategy for Peacemaker Ministries. Tim also serves various Christian ministries as an advisor on strategy. Tim's primary goal is to help Peacemaker Ministries and other organizations translate their mission/vision into more effective strategies, and has also worked extensively on understanding how Christian organizations should (and should not) apply commercial business practices to their Kingdom work. Prior to joining Peacemaker Ministries, Tim served as Executive Director of a US consulting firm, helping Fortune 500 companies execute best practices in the areas of strategy and marketing. Tim and his wife, Ruth, live in Billings with their four children. He is passionate about the gospel, the church, men's ministry, and fly-fishing.
Todd Pickett "Introduction to Torrey"
Tim Pollard: Nature of Conflict
Tim Pollard: The Hope & Impact of the Gospel
Gary Friesen: God's Glory and Coming Clean.
Gary Friesen: Go...and be Reconciled.
Ed Gilbreath: A Different Point of View.
Ed Gilbreath: Beyond the Reconciliation Blues
Annette Friesen: Now What? Serving God with Intentional Relationship.