This Friday & Saturday: a conference on fatherhood in Spartanburg, South Carolina...

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Feminists have been beating on the Fatherhood of God for quite some time now. Their hatred for God our Father has sunk so deep that fatherhood itself is seen as unnecessary, at best, or destructively oppressive, at worst. The sickness of our homes, our churches, and our culture can be tied back to this throwing off of God's Fatherhood and the corresponding fatherhood of men. It is nothing less than a rejection of all authority and a loss of the blessings that come with fatherhood: protection, governance, and love. Our daughters defend our country; our wives govern our homes; and our children rebel without any knowledge of the severe love of their father. The damage has been done, but our Father in heaven still rules. He makes things alive even and especially after they die. Such is our prayer for our homes, our churches, and our culture. 

To that end, please help us spread the word about A Conference on Fatherhood with Tim Bayly, September 25-26, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC...

A Conference on Fatherhood with Tim Bayly

There is no higher calling for a man than to be a father, and yet we despise fatherhood. You, me, our culture—we don’t like dads. In fact, we hate them. We don’t ever want to be them. Where does that come from? How do we fix it? If there was ever a time to pray that the Lord would “return the hearts of fathers to their children,” it is now...

Session 1: Killing the Father

The fight against fatherhood today is nothing new. It goes all the way back to Adam and Eve. Before we can discuss the solution, let’s discuss the problem.

Session 2: The Father and the Son

When we pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” we ask that the Father’s relationship to His Son be reflected in our lives on earth. Their relationship is the model that our fatherhood should reflect.

Session 3: Adopted by the Father

Love led God the Father to send His Son to die. Love led the Son to obey His Father. The love of the Father for His Son is the love of God for us.

Session 4: Seeing Fatherhood Everywhere

Fatherhood and authority are at the heart of God’s Creation. The Fatherhood of God defines us and the world He made. When our eyes are open, we see it everywhere.

Breakout Session for Women with Mary Lee Bayly: Fruitful Mothering in All Seasons

If you are a woman, God has made you for motherhood—whether you’re a single lady or an empty nester, whether you have ten children or you’ve been unable to have children. Come find out what it means to be a mother in all seasons of life.


Trinity Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC

500 Oak Grove Road

Spartanburg, SC 29301

See a map of our location here.


Friday, September 25

5-6 p.m. | Registration

6-7 | Session 1

7-7:30 | Break (finger food and beverages provided)

7:30-9 | Session 2

Saturday, September 26

8:30-9 a.m. | Coffee and Donuts

9-10:15 | Session 3

10:15-10:30 | Break

10:30-12 | Session 4 & Breakout Session for Women

Pastor Bayly will also be preaching at our Sunday morning service on Sept. 27.


$15 for college/seminary students

$25 for individuals

$40 for couples

Limited nursery available for children 3 and under (see online registration)

Scholarships are also available (call our church office--864.707.0751)




Andrew Dionne is the pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Spartanburg, SC. He and his wife Sarah have six children. Read more from Andrew here.