2021 West Coast Ministers’ Conference

Devoted to Christ’s Church

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Speakers: Craig Troxel, Hensworth Jonas, David Vaughn, Jonathan Master, Jon Payne
Theme: Devoted to Christ’s Church
Dates: October 12-14
Location: Ramona, CA

Devoted to Christ’s Church

The US Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.

In a year when we’ve been forced to think about church in ways that we perhaps have never done so before, it has led to an appreciation of church we have never known before. When we are deprived of something precious we often discover how much we have taken it for granted.

What better way, then, to gather as the Christ-appointed shepherds of his flock and think afresh on what his church actually is and why it matters so much, not just for his people, but for the well-being of the world.

The church is the epicentre of divine worship here on earth. Indeed, in Christ, as we gather each Lord’s Day, we are actually caught up into the heavenly realms as we offer our sacrifice of praise to God. It is the community in which the saints are equipped for service – the family in which we are spiritually nourished, shaped and moulded through ministering to ‘one another’ in order that we might minister to the world in all its need. Join with us as we savour afresh the glorious body of Christ.


Jon Payne

Jon Payne serves as the Pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, South Carolina and is a Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

Craig Troxel

A. Craig Troxel is the Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California.

Hensworth Jonas

Hensworth W. C. Jonas servers as the Presiding Elder of the Eastern Caribbean Baptist Mission in Antigua and Barbuda.

David Vaughn

David Vaughn serves as pastor of a Reformed Baptist church in the region of Aix-en-Provence, France.

Jonathan Master

Jonathan Master is the President of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday, October 12th

11:00am – Registration Begins

3:30pm – Opening Sermon
               Jon Payne

7:00pm – Community or Communion?
               Craig Troxel

Wednesday, October 13th

8:15am – United Prayer

9:00am – Walk in Love
               Jonathan Master

10:45am – Martin Luther
                Jon Payne

3:15pm – Short Address
               Jon Payne              

3:30pm – Problems in the Church
               Hensworth Jonas

7:00pm – Devotion to the Church
               from Devotion to Christ
               David Vaughn

Thursday, October 14th

8:15am – United Prayer

9:00am – The Impactful Church
               Hensworth Jonas

10:45am – Paul, a Model of Church-Based Missions
                David Vaughn

1:30pm – Teaching vs. Fellowship? 
               Craig Troxel

2:45pm – Closing Sermon
               Jonathan Master


Who attends?

The West Coast Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men in (or who have been in) pastoral ministry; students in theological training for the ministry; men serving in missionary work (at home or overseas); and men serving the church as elders or as deacons. In addition, we welcome those who are sponsored by their church/minister where the church is seriously considering them for eldership or full-time ministry.

We ask that only men attend to maximize opportunities for fellowship, accountability, and prayer. We understand the difficulty of being away from family for a couple of nights, but one of the goals of this conference is to encourage men to forge strong friendships with like-minded brothers and fellow gospel ministers.

Where is it located?

The Oaks Center, Ramona, CA. With many conferences utilizing large church campuses and off site lodging, some might ask, “Why host a conference retreat center?” A retreat center allows us to keep everyone together. The vast majority of the attendees will stay in the lodgings on site, share meals together, and enjoy fellowship together in the retreat recreation centers.

What does it cost?

Retreat centers allow us to keep rates lower than a normal hotel conference set up. However, this year, because of limitations of Covid, finding an affordable location has been very difficult. The Oaks Center is more expensive than we would prefer, but it will provide a very comfortable retreat setting. Our conference fee of $450 covers room and full board (6 meals, coffee, snacks throughout), conference registration, bookstore gift certificates, and the use of all campus facilities. There are no hidden costs.

Rooms and Registration

Registration RatesEarly Bird RegistrationStandard RegistrationLate Registration
July 1, 202
July 1, 2021
to Sep. 30, 202
Sep. 30, 202
1Standard Group Plan$450$490$530
2Commuter Plan$315$355$395

Two ways to register:

  1. Standard Group Plan: We do not have single rooms available. Plan to come with a friend or make a new one when you arrive. Some rooms are double rooms, others have 4 per room. Please mention roommate preference when you register online. Includes registration and 6-meal plan (Tuesday dinner to Thursday lunch).

  2. Commuter Plan: Includes registration and 4 meals (Tuesday dinner, Wednesday lunch & dinner, Thursday lunch). You arrange your own accommodations.


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