Autumn Conference

Most autumns, RRPC sponsors a teaching conference for the edification of Christ’s church. These lectures and sermons are offered free of charge to the congregation, to those from other congregations, and to friends from our community. Listed below are the preachers with their topics for the past ten years. Included at the top are details concerning our upcoming preacher, Rev. Mark Bell, scheduled for October 22-24 of 2021.

Friday, October 22

7:00 p.m. – Bought with a Price

                    1 Peter 1:13-25          

8:15 p.m. – Cookies and Coffee

Saturday, October 23

10:00 a.m. – Coffee and Pastries

10:30 a.m. – A Full Satisfaction

                    1 John 2:1-6

Sunday, October 24

9:30 a.m. – Divine Preservation

                    John 6:35-40

10:30 a.m. – A True Guarantee

                    Ephesians 1:3-14

Pastor Mark Bell has been serving Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Boardman, OH for the past 13 years.  Before that he served RRPC as its pastor for 10 years. He and his wife, Claudia have four children, Elizabeth, Resident Director at Geneva College, Philipp, recently married to Katie and living and working in Pittsburgh, PA, Joanna, Math teacher in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and Rebekah, Sophomore at Geneva College in Early Childhood Education. For several years, Mark worked part time as a client advisor and Biblical counselor at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.  More recently he began a part time position at Heartland Christian School in Columbiana, OH as Director of Christian Formation and teacher of Systematic Theology.   Claudia teaches Bible and German at Heartland Christian School as well.   He currently serves as chairman of the board for the Pregnancy Help Center.

The Heidelberg Catechism: Q. 1- What is your only comfort in life and  death? A.  That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ, who, with His precious blood, hath fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that, without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head, yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation; and therefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth to live unto Him.

2010 – Rev. Dr. Gareth Edwards, Wales
Safe in the Hands of the King: Revelation for Today’s Church

2012 – Rev. Dr. Gareth Edwards, Wales
Leader and Builder: Lessons from the LIfe of Nehemiah

2013- Rev. Dr. Brian Janssen, Iowa
Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise: Cultivating Godly Affections: First Peter

2014- Rev. Dr. Gareth Edwards, Wales
The Deathbed Prophet of Israel: Studies in Hosea 1-3

2015 – Rev. Dr. John Vance, New York
A Weekend with the Psalms

2016 – Rev. Dr. Ken Smith, Pennsylvania
Everyday Evangelism

2017- Rev. Russell Herman, Idaho
The Legacy of the Reformation: The Five Solas

2018 – Rev. Dr. John Stovall, Georgia
The Queensbury Tales: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Millennial Age

2019 – Rev. David Gilbert, Georgia
The Way of Love: Messages from 1 Corinthians 13

2021 – Rev. Mark Bell, Ohio
What is Your Only Comfort in Life and in Death? – Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A #1