Registration is now open for THINK|20!

About the Conference

The annual THINK conference seeks to present rich, biblical teaching in clear and understandable ways. This year, we welcome Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church, Kevin DeYoung and President of the Center for Pastor Theologians, Todd Wilson. Together, we will explore what it means to grow in godliness through all stages of life and faith.

We've designed the THINK weekend as a faith-building opportunity for the whole family. This means that while the adults are learning, so are the kids! The studentTHINK and kidTHINK curriculum will challenge the younger generations with age-appropriate, faith-building content centered around sanctification.
Interested in helping behind-the-scenes to make THINK|20 happen? Great! Sign-up now to volunteer.



Conference Schedule

6 p.m.                   Conference check-in open/Bookstore open

6:45 p.m.              kidTHINK check-in open

7-8:30 p.m.           SESSION 1: Kevin DeYoung (The Hole in Our Holiness)

8 a.m.                    Conference check-in open/Bookstore open

8:30 a.m.               kidTHINK and child care check-in open

8:45-10 a.m.          SESSION 2: Kevin DeYoung (The Pleasure of God & the Possibility of Godliness)

10-10:30 a.m.        Break/Bookstore is open

10:30-11:30 a.m.   Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Lunch Break (on your own; visit the Welcome Desk for a list of nearby restaurants. Parents: Children in kidTHINK need to be picked up for the lunch break. Children in child care and students at the studentTHINK lunch have on-site lunch provided.)

1-2:15 p.m.            Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:15-2:30 p.m.       Break/Bookstore open

2:30-3:30 p.m.       SESSION 3: Kevin DeYoung (Be Who You Are: Living in & Living out Our Union with Christ)

8, 9:30 & 11 a.m.   SESSION 5: Todd Wilson (Deep Sanctification: Taking Embodiment Seriously

The THINK weekend concludes on Sunday morning with a message from Dr. Todd WIlson at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Please note: No registration is required for Sunday morning. All are welcome!

Our Speakers

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin serves as the senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, NC. Kevin graduated from Hope College in his native Michigan, with a B.A. in religion. He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He received his doctorate in Early Modern History at the University of Leicester in the UK.

Kevin is a member of The Gospel Coalition Council, and blogs for The Gospel Coalition. He regularly speaks at churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries and has published more than a dozen books for adults and children. His books include Just Do Something, The Biggest Story, and (the 2014 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year) Crazy Busy: A Mercifully Short Book About a Big Problem.

In addition to role as senior pastor at Christ Covenant, Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife Trisha are the parents of eight children.

Todd Wilson

Dr. Todd Wilson is an author, speaker, theologian, and the Co-Founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and completed his PhD in New Testament studies at Cambridge University. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books related to Christian ministry, theology, and biblical studies. Todd has over fifteen years of pastoral ministry experience and currently serves as the President of the Center for Pastor Theologians.

Originally from Indianapolis, Todd married his high school sweetheart, Katie, in 1997. Todd and Katie live in west Chicagoland where they have raised their seven children.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are kidTHINK and studentTHINK?

We have developed age-appropriate THINK programming for children (kindergarten-6 grade) and students (7-12 grade), called kidTHINK and studentTHINK. 

kidTHINK

We believe that theology is not just for adults. At kidTHINK, your child will have the opportunity to work through theological concepts that are related to growing in faith and taught at a level they can understand.

We encourage you to register your child for kidTHINK as soon as registration opens on Sunday, Jan. 12, as registration fills up quickly.

For younger children, we do provide child care. However, child care is full at this time.

REGISTER FOR kidthink

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER

studentTHINK

All jr. high and high school students are encouraged to register for THINK|20. As supplemental opportunities, the studentTHINK lunch and studentTHINK breakout session will help students further discuss and unpack THINK content. This topic of this year's studentTHINK breakout, led by Pastor John Powell, is Fighting Against Worldiness in Our Pursuit of Holiness.

To register for studentTHINK, please complete the registration for THINK and select the supplemental option of the studentTHINK lunch and the student breakout with John Powell.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to get into THINK|20?

Yes. Please show your registration confirmation by printing it out or showing a digital copy.

If you can't find your registration confirmation, please visit the Registration Check-In Desk for assistance.

Will you provide lunch on Saturday?

We will not provide lunch on Saturday for participants of THINK or kidTHINK. However, we encourage you to visit the Welcome Desk for a list of nearby restaurants.

Lunch is provided for students registered for those who are registered for the studentTHINK Lunch or the Legacy Builders Lunch, and for children who are in THINK child care.

What if I have a question for one of the THINK speakers?

We're so glad you asked! You can submit questions for the Q&A portion of the weekend by:

  • Emailing
  • Filling out a question card at the Welcome Desk
  • Tweeting your question using #CPCTHINK
What should I do if kidTHINK or child care is full?

Child care for THINK|20 is now full. However, there are a few creative ways you can make the most of THINK weekend for your family: 

  1. Gather with your Small Group or a friend group to throw a “THINK party” and live stream the event as your children are playing in another room
  2. Hire a babysitter to watch all the children in your group while you and your friends go to THINK
  3. Tag team with your spouse on who comes to each session
  4. Invite grandparents to watch the kids for a fun “grandparents day”
  5. Find a babysitter.

Contact

Do you want to bring a large group to the conference? Have a question about attending? Let us know below. 

THINK Contact Form