What was Resolved?
Resolved means what it sounds like: it's a deliberate, committed disposition.
As a 19-year old in the mid-1700s, Jonathan Edwards became serious about the direction of his life. He began to understand the nature of God, and what he discovered was both delightful and disturbing. The more he investigated the infinite tributaries of God's nature, the more he unearthed his own sinfulness. From then on, the weight of God's glory became the gravity of his life. He was compelled to respond.
So he sat down with a quill and paper and wrote out a series of commitments. These were simple statements, conclusions, and commitments forged in the immensity of God and the trauma of His holiness. All of them began with the same word—"Resolved".
The Resolved conference was a call for a new generation to live with the same resolve.
Resolved was something special. Describing it is easier than defining it. It was a four-day conference, but it was much more than an event. Resolved was a long weekend when you could push pause on the pressures of life and push fast-forward on your understanding of God—at the same time. Picture a room with over 3000 people; think of heart-pounding singing accompanied by studio-quality music and gospel-saturated lyrics; imagine 10 hours of expository preaching from some of the most gifted preachers in our generation; envision the spiritual momentum that resulted from this much gospel inertia... this was Resolved.
Resolved was hosted by Grace Community Church. Our goals were simple: to equip believers to greater faithfulness to Jesus Christ, to proclaim the gospel to unbelievers, to affirm the Bible's authority over the life of every person, and to point people back to their local churches for growth and accountability.