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2021 Chapel Hill Regional Conference

September 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - September 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars for a GES Regional Conference in Chapel Hill, NC at Sunrise Church! The topic is “The Return of Christ in 1 Thessalonians” featuring speakers Bob Wilkin, Ken Yates, Kathryn Yates Wright, Pastor Rod Chaney, and Pastor Donnie Preslar!

Make plans to attend this first regional conference of 2021!

Please register to give us an accurate count for handouts and Saturday lunch.

We plan to livestream the conference for those who cannot join in person.

Register here!


Friday September 24, 2021

6:20-6:30 Welcome + Disclaimer (Wilkin)

6:30-7:00 Introduction to 1 Thessalonians (Chaney)

7:10-7:40 Keep on Serving till He Returns—1 Thess 1:1-10 (Wilkin)

7:50-8:20 Purpose in a Crazy World—1 Thess 2:1-12 (Yates)

8:30-9:00 Present Suffering and Future Rejoicing—1 Thess 2:13-20 (Wilkin)


Saturday Morning September 25, 2021

9:30–10:00 Remain Blameless till He Comes—1 Thess 3:1-13 (Wilkin)

10:15-10:45 Sex, Love, and a Job—1 Thess 4:1-12 (Yates)

11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion on Practical Aspects of Eschatology (TBA)

12:00-1:30 Lunch


Saturday Afternoon

1:30-2:00 The Rapture: Not a Joke—1 Thess 4:13-18 (Yates)

2:10-2:40 The Judgment Seat of Christ in 1 Thessalonians (Wilkin)

2:50-3:20 Coming as a Thief in the Night—1 Thess 5:1-11 (Wright)

3:30-4:00 Principles for a Healthy Church—1 Thess 5:12-28 (Chaney)


Pastor Rod Chaney, Sunrise Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Pastor Donnie Preslar, Grace Bible Church, Charlotte, NC

Bob Wilkin, Editor-in-Chief, Grace in Focus Magazine, Cohost, Grace in Focus Radio

Kathryn Yates Wright, Short-term missions, GES

Ken Yates, Editor, Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Short-term missions, GES


Sunrise Church is located just off I-40 at exit 263 north of Chapel Hill.

Several good hotels are located at exit 270 off I-40 and Fordham Blvd. including Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Staybridge Suites.


September 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
September 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


Bethany Taylor
(940) 270-8827


Sunrise Church
1315 New Hope Trace
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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