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The Sider Institute Hosts Fall Study Conference at Messiah College Nov. 12-13

November 2nd, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 2, 2015) — The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies is holding its annual fall study conference at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Messiah College, One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pa. This year’s theme is “Life Beyond the Congregation: The Future of Denominations in the 21st Century.”

The Thursday evening session is free and open to the public; Friday sessions require pre-registration. Registration is $30 and is due Nov. 6. To register online, visit and click on the “Register” link.

For more information, contact Shirley Groff at 717-766-2511 ext. 2025, or at

About the Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roger E. Olson

Dr. Roger E Olson is a recognized expert in historical theology. He is the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology Ethics at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He has authored numerous books, including “Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition” (2014) with Christian Collins-Winn, and “The Journey of modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction” (2013).

About the Sider Institute

The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies annually holds a study conference for Brethren in Christ pastors, lay people and friends from theologically-related denominations. This annual conference gives attendees the opportunity to think about important cultural issues that are facing the church and to reflect upon them in theologically informed ways.

About Messiah College

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.


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