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Founder’s Week Feb. 1−5


All sessions of Bible conference to be streamed live online at


With the theme “No One Like Him” taken from Isaiah 40:25,” the 116th annual Founder’s Week at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago will take place Feb. 1−5.

“There is no one like our God, and it is our prayer that all who attend in person, and by radio and live stream, will be deeply impacted by this wonderful truth,” said Moody president Dr. Paul Nyquist, who will kick off the conference on Monday, Feb. 1, at 7:15 p.m. “This is one of the clearest and most moving testimonies in Scripture to the power and majesty of the Lord, and as Isaiah records in the verses following, our lives are not hidden from Him and He gives us power, strength and hope because of His great love for us.”

Celebrating the Feb. 5th birthday of 19th century evangelist and Moody founder, Dwight Lyman Moody, Founder’s Week features worship, music, fellowship and teaching from today’s foremost Christian leaders.

Morning (9:30 a.m.) and afternoon (2:15 p.m.) sessions will take place on Moody Bible Institute’s Chicago campus in Torrey-Gray Auditorium, while evening sessions (7:15 p.m.) will be held at The Moody Church. Special guests leading worship during the conference will be recording artists Shane & Shane, Moody alumni Charles & Donna Butler, Jon Guerra and Tim Stafford. Moody’s music ensembles will perform as well.

Two special events mark this year’s Founder’s Week:

Moody Alumni Association’s 100th Anniversary
To celebrate the Alumni Association’s 100th anniversary, on Alumni Day (Feb. 2), a new missionary display which will be located in the Smith Hall lobby, will be unveiled and dedicated at the close of the Tuesday morning session. Activities on Alumni Day also include the Alumni Banquet, class reunions and presentations of the “Alumnus of the Year” and “Faculty Citation” awards. For more information about the Alumni Association’s activities during Founder’s Week, visit their Web page.

Torah Scroll Viewing
Those attending the Friday afternoon session will have an opportunity to view a rare 18th-Century Tunisian Torah Scroll, immediately following Dr. Michael Rydelnik’s message in Torrey-Gray Auditorium. The scroll was unveiled and dedicated in December on Moody’s Chicago campus, marking the historic gift to Moody. Joining faculty, staff and students for the ceremony were Ken and Barbara Larson who donated the scroll to Moody Theological Seminary, along with special guests including the Honorable Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest. For more information and to see pictures of the scroll and dedication ceremony, read the full news story.

No registration is required to attend Founder’s Week. For the most up-to-date information, including book signings, the live stream of each session, parking and hotel information, please visit or the conference’s Facebook page.

Join the conversation on social media by mentioning @Moody_Bible and using the hashtag #moodyFW.

(All times listed are Central)


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