The Five Solas Bible Conference is an annual event hosted by Dr. David Kinlow, senior pastor of The Word of God Community Church of Canton, in cooperation with Pastor Mike Waters, senior pastor of Heritage Reformed Baptist Church of Canton. The conference is a day-long event featuring expository preaching and teaching by Dr. Kinlow and Pastor Waters along with a panel of like-minded, Bible-centered pastors. This year, the panel includes Pastor Rich Walker from North Carolina, Dr. Scott Wright from Hudson, Ohio, & Pastor Oleh Zhakunets from Parma, Ohio. The conference concludes with a lively question-and-answer discussion and then a time of fellowship among the attendees and pastors.
Each conference examines one of five fundamental truths from scripture, also called the Five Solas. The Solas historically distinguished the true church from all other false belief systems. These fundamental truths of scripture are immutable, unchanging, and were the rallying cry of the Protestant Reformers in response to the rise of doctrinal heresy and other departures from sound biblical teaching that confronted the first–century church. The Five Solas are:
- Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone
- Sola Fide – Faith Alone
- Sola Gratia – Grace Alone
- Solus Christus – Christ Alone
- Soli Deo Gloria – To the Glory of God Alone
The need for the modern church to rediscover and affirm these fundamental truths is evident as the rise of secularism, false teaching, and the onset of godless self- ideology again challenge the purity and value of our faith as believers in Christ and the scriptures. Please join us for a day of spiritual refreshment and become equipped to live for Christ authentically in an ever-changing world.