Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church

Life Together in the Local Church
A Seminar With Dr Donald S Whitney

November 9-10, 2007

Community Baptist Church
3535 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104 (Click for map)

The audio of this conference is available at SermonAudio.com

Seminar Description

In a world committed to self-seeking and a thirst for individual rights, it is hard to create a genuine community based on self-sacrifice and mutual commitment, but that is what the church must do. Seminary professor, author and former pastor Don Whitney, teaches the local church to build a sense of community turning Christians from passive attendees into active participants.

Committed love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of community present in the New Testament church where "they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42.

Conference Schedule
(Order of Sessions Subject To Change)




Friday, November 9

6:00-6:30 pm


Friday, November 9

6:30-7:30 pm

Why Join A Church?

Friday, November 9

7:45-8:45 pm

Why Worship With The Church?

Saturday, November 10

8:00-8:30 am

Light breakfast

Saturday, November 10

8:30-9:30 am

Why Witness with the Church?

Saturday, November 10

9:30-10:30 am

Why Serve in the Church?

Saturday, November 10

10:45-11:45 am

Why Attend the Ordinances of the Church?

Saturday, November 10

12:30-1:30 pm

Why Fellowship with the Church?

Saturday, November 10

1:30-2:30 pm

Why Pray with the Church?

In addition, Dr. Whitney will be speaking during Sunday School and the morning worship service on Sunday, November 11. During the Sunday School hour at 9:00, he will be speaking on the topic of Family Worship. During the morning worship service at 10:30, he will be speaking on the topic Why Listen To Preaching In The Church?

About Dr. Whitney

Donald S Whitney is Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Director of Applied Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and founder and president of the Center for Biblical Spirituality.

He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Prior to his ministry as a seminary professor, Don was pastor of a Baptist Church in suburban Chicago for nearly 15 years. Altogether he has served local churches in pastoral ministry for twenty-four years.

He is the Author of:

  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
  • How Can I Be Sure I'm A Christian
  • Spiritual Disciplines Within The Church
  • Ten Questions To Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
  • Simplify Your Spiritual Life
Photo of Don Whitney