2018 UK Ministers’ Conference

The conference brochure can be viewed and downloaded here.

Online booking is now closed as all accommodation for the conference has been filled.


The Banner Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men who are (or who have been) in pastoral charges, or who are theological students at present in training for the ministry, and for men who are serving in missionary work at home or overseas.


Monday 23 April – Thursday 26 April 2018.


Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL


Steven Lawson
Michael Reeves
Bill Hughes
Geoff Thomas
Warren Peel
Iain H. Murray

How Much?

The full conference fee for a Monday–Thursday resident is £225*
We realise that many Ministers are on tight budgets and we do not want people to be unable to attend the conference due to the cost. If you are unable to afford the £225 fee, but could pay between £120 and £225, then please feel free to pay what you are able. In the event that you are not able to afford this, please contact John Rawlinson at the Edinburgh office to apply for financial assistance; we don’t want anyone to be unable to come due to financial constraints. To do this, please send an email to info@banneroftruth.co.uk with the heading ‘UK Ministers’ Conference Enquiry’ or phone the office on 0131 337 7310.

*(This represents a subsidy of about £45 per person from the Trust. If you are in a position where you are able to pay the unsubsidised cost, we would appreciate that.)

Monday, 23rd April

  • 5.15pm – Opening Sermon – Geoff Thomas
  • 8.15pm – Expository Preachers – Steven Lawson

Tuesday, 24th April

  • 7.25am – Conference Prayer Time
  • 9.15am – Global Updates
  • 9.30am – Dealing with Discouragement (1) – Bill Hughes
  • 11.15am – Charles Spurgeon and the Christian Life – Michael Reeves
  • 5.00pm – How Christ Shapes Our Ministry (1) – Warren Peel
  • 8.15pm – Energetic Students – Steven Lawson

Wednesday, 25th April

  • 7.25am – Conference Prayer Time
  • 9.15am – Global Updates
  • 9.30am – How Christ Shapes Our Ministry (2) – Warren Peel
  • 11.15am – John Bunyan: The Minister’s Fear of God – Michael Reeves
  • 5.00pm – Panel: Inside the Sermon
  • 8.15pm – Effective Evangelists – Steven Lawson

Thursday, 26th April

  • 7.25am – Conference Prayer Time
  • 9.15am – Dealing With Discouragement (2) – Bill Hughes
  • 11.00am – Closing Sermon – Iain Murray
  • 12.30pm – Lunch

Meals: Breakfast, 7.30am to 9.00am | Coffee, 10.45am | Lunch, 1.00pm | Afternoon Tea, 4.15pm | Dinner, 6.45pm

** Bookroom open outside of session times **

Facilities and Accommodation

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Venue

The bookroom will be open throughout the conference, stocked with Banner books at special conference prices.


Unless special arrangements are made, no one should arrive before 2.00 pm on Monday at the earliest. Registration of conference members will be from 3.00 pm to 4.45 pm.. Thereafter keys for rooms can be collected.


All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session.

Any Questions?

The Banner of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh EH12 6EL.

Telephone: 0131 337 7310 or email: info@banneroftruth.co.uk.



Steven J. Lawson is Founder and President of One Passion Ministries, and Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries.



Michael Reeves is the  President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology.



Bill Hughes is a retired minister who has pastored churches in Scotland and the United States.



Geoff Thomas is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the world, and is a Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.



Warren Peel is the Minister of Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church, Newtownabbey.



Iain H. Murray is a co-founder and trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.