WHAT IS THIS?
A parenthesis is information (between brackets), outside of the grammatical flow of a sentence (that adds meaning, interest, and insight to the sentence). That’s exactly the idea behind Parenthesis. It’s a couple of days (outside of the flow of your busy life) you can spend with people like you, working through things that matter (about the Lord Jesus Christ), and adding meaning!
Parenthesis is a new kind of Bible conference designed with the millennial generation in mind.
Each conference is built around a theme of interest for serious Christians. You’ll get a good helping of teaching from well known speakers. But the real work is done in moderated breakout sessions, in which you and a few others will engage with a passage of the Word.
(Like a parenthesis in writing) it’s a chance for you to step outside of the flow of your busy schedule, spend time with your brothers and sisters in Christ, and gain some things that will add meaning to your life.
WHO WE ARE:
Each of the founders, planners, speakers, moderators (and everyone else who works to put Parenthesis together and keep it going) is a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and a Christian in fellowship at a New Testament assembly.
New Testament assemblies (sometimes called Brethren, Plymouth Brethren, or New Testament “Pattern” assemblies) are committed to meeting simply unto the name of the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
Each local church (assembly) is an autonomous body (cell) of the universal Church. Each is overseen by a plurality of elders (overseers, shepherds). And each looks the the Bible as it’s soul and final source for all decisions regarding church structure, order, fellowship (and pretty much everything else).
You can see why it’s so important to the founders of Parenthesis that each generation (each believer) cultivate a passion for and knowledge of the Bible.