mission of the Whitefield Society is modeled after that of
George Whitefield, who was known primarily for preaching in
the open air, to the common man, the gospel of Jesus Christ,
God's sovereign grace and the necessity of the new birth.
To emulate Whitefield, we sponsor annual conferences, open
free of charge to the general public, focusing on Biblical
instruction on such topics as the humiliation and exaltation
of Christ and the majesty of God displayed in His holiness
and sovereignty. Our first five conferences featured the late
Dr. James Montgomery Boice. In his memory, we have named our
conferences, The James Montgomery Boice Lectures. Most recently,
it has been our privilege have Rev. Eric Alexander of Scotland
carry on this teaching ministry.
Whitefield was also known for giving liberally to the poor.
His motto was: "Poor yet making others rich." Near and dear
to Whitefield's heart was the orphanage he founded in Georgia
- one of the first orphanages to be opened in America. In
similar fashion, the Whitefield Society distributes benevolent
funds to needy individuals and families, and we financially
support the ongoing work at a Christian orphanage in the Dominican
George Whitefield had a ministry to pastors. We, too, think
this is important for our day, and we carry on this work through
the provision of books on Reformation theology. We also provide
financial gifts to pastors so that they may attend annual
conferences sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
all that we seek to do, the mission of the Whitefield Society
is, simply put, to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and advance
the Kingdom of God. Like George Whitefield, our Society believes
completely in the grace of God and his sovereign power to
accomplish this great Commission. We are useful only in bringing
glory to Him.