Center Grove Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, IL, and Providence Presbyterian Church of Troy, IL are excited to join together to bring you a free, 2-day seminar featuring guest speaker, Dr. A. Craig Troxel. Dr. Troxel is passionate about the heart--the source of our thoughts, fears, actions, and words. He will share principles and practices for orienting our hearts to a deep love and desire to obey our loving Savior.

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Preregistration by April 15, 2024 is required. Please click the button to reserve your seat.
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Dr. Troxel's Biography

ACraigTroxel_HiResA. CRAIG TROXEL professor of practical theology B.A., Anderson University; M.A.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary Dr. Troxel previously served as pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Wheaton, Illinois since 2007 and as pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Glenside, Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007. His introduction to the ministry was by itinerating in congregations of the Church of God (Anderson, In.) in Wasilla and Fairbanks, Alaska. He has taught systematic theology as an adjunct at Westminster Theological Seminary and ministerial studies at Mid-America Theological Seminary. He has also served as a faculty member for the Ministerial Training Institute of the OPC since 2002 and is presently a member of the OPC’s Committee on Christian Education. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and presently on its Ecclesiology Study Group. Dr. Troxel has published numerous articles in publications such as Westminster Theological Journal, Presbyterion, Fides et Historia, Calvin Theological Journal, Trinity Journal as well as New Horizons, Ordained Servant and Modern Reformation. He is the author of What is Man? and With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will Toward Christ (Crossway). His research interests include pastoral theology, Reformed spirituality, the doctrine of the church, and biblical teaching on the heart. Dr. Troxel and his wife, Carol, have five children and one grandchild.

Who is the event for?

With All Your Heart is geared toward people who would like to learn how to discover the heart as the source of all our thoughts, fears, words, and actions, and to learn principles and practices for orienting our hearts to truly love and obey God with all that we are.

We recommend the event for teens and up, and encourage parents to decide if the material presented will benefit their younger children. The teaching is presented in a lecture style and may not maintain the attention of younger children.

What is the Registration Deadline?

The deadline for registration is April 11, 2024. 

Where will the event be located?

Center Grove Presbyterian Church will be the event host. They are located at 6279 Center Grove Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025.

What's included in my registration?

Your free registration includes all Friday and Saturday sessions and a packet containing the event outline and notes. Registration does not include accommodations. Information on local accommodations can be found here. A free, simple lunch (sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, water) is offered. Alternatively, guests may bring their lunch or eat at a local restaurant.

Are children allowed in any session?

Families are welcome, but the material is most appropriate for teens and up. If you choose to bring your children into sessions, you are responsible for caring for them in a manner that does not prevent others from listening. A closed-circuit broadcast of the sessions will be available in a "cry room" for parents who need to attend to their child during a session.

Is childcare available?

Yes. Free, on-site childcare will be offered for 1-12 year old children, but they must be preregistered. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. The deadline to register is April 11, 2024.

Where can I find information on local hotels and restaurants?

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