On May 9-11, 2016, over 1,200 pastors and ministry leaders gathered at Parkside Church for a time of learning and refreshment. Alistair Begg invited Josh Moody, Senior Pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, D.A. Carson from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and Jonathan Holmes from Parkside Church to join him for this year's conference.
The Apostle Paul describes facing burdens, criticism, and anxiety as a result of his commitment to proclaiming the Gospel. Yet, through it all, he was able to testify that he did not lose heart and likewise commends those who "have the same spirit of faith" to do the same by looking to things that are unseen and eternal (2 Cor. 4).
Drawing from Paul's model of praying, preaching, and perseverance, the pastors looked at Paul's example of ministry as a model for encouragement during the 2016 Basics Conference.