2016 USA Ministers’ Conference
Tuesday May 24 – Thursday May 26th, 2016
Although this conference is over, you can listen to all of the sermons and addresses by purchasing either physical CDs or MP3 downloads. Click the link below to learn more:
The US Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.
In his letter to the Ephesians the apostle Paul speaks of Christians being embroiled in a cosmic struggle with ‘the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms .’ As we gather together this year we will focus on this struggle: how do we preach God’s Word to combat the spiritual forces of evil? How do we remain faithful to God in the midst of hostility? What lessons can we learn from John Bunyan and John Owen on these matters? As we seek to answer these questions under the preaching of God’s word, we will be better able to equip our congregations for the challenges they face in their daily Christian living. Join us in Elizabethtown this May and pray that God would be pleased to edify and equip his saints as we wrestle with the theme of Kingdom life in a hostile world.
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA.
Some might ask, “Why host a conference at a college campus?” First, a college campus allows us to keep everyone together. The vast majority of the attendees will stay in the campus dorms, share meals together at the campus food court, and enjoy fellowship together in the campus recreation centers. Second, the Elizabethtown College campus allows us to keep the conference rates low. This is an important feature of Banner of Truth conferences, for we want to reach out to as many pastors as possible, not all of whom are serving in large and prosperous congregations. Our conference fee, which ranges from $225 to $360 is great value for money when you consider it covers room and full board, conference registration, bookstore gift certificates, and the use of all campus facilities. There are absolutely no hidden costs!
The US Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men in (or who have been in) pastoral ministry; students in theological training for the ministry; men serving in missionary work (at home or overseas); and men serving the church as elders or as deacons. In addition, we welcome those who are sponsored by their church/minister who are seriously considering the possibility of eldership or full-time ministry.
We ask that only men attend to maximize opportunities for fellowship, accountability, and prayer. We understand the difficulty of being away from family for a couple of nights, but one of the goals of this conference is to encourage men to forge strong friendships with like-minded brothers and fellow gospel ministers.
Tuesday, May 24th
- 3:30pm – The Necessity of a Life well Lived – Bob Davis
- 7:00pm – Bunyan and the Gospel – Derek Thomas
Wednesday, May 25th
- 8:15am – United Prayer
- 9.00am – Fighting for Joy in a World full of Sadness – David Murray
- 10:45am – Rejecting Assimilation – Hensworth Jonas
- 3:15pm – TBD
- 3:30pm – What did Christ seek first? – Mark Jones
- 7:00pm – John Owen: That Blessed Communion – Ian Hamilton
Thursday, May 26th
- 8:15am – United Prayer
- 9.00am – Fighting for Peace in a World full of Stress – David Murray
- 10:45am – Bunyan and the Christian Life – Derek Thomas
- 1:30pm – Faithful Missions in Hostile Times – Hensworth Jonas
- 2:45pm – What must we seek first? – Mark Jones
- Solid, reformed preaching from the Word of God, with encouraging fellowship among like-minded men in ministry.
- Located on the beautiful campus of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.
- Fee includes meals and lodging, unless you designate otherwise.
- Lodging in air-conditioned rooms on campus; linens, pillow, wash cloths and towels supplied.
- Harrisburg International Airport is 15 minutes away.
- Registration begins Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Leffler Chapel lobby.
- Basketball courts/gym, swimming pool, and racquet ball courts available during designated times.
- Wednesday evening ice cream event with annual Banner soccer match for willing participants!
- Banner of Truth Conference Bookstore with most, if not all Banner titles for purchase at discounted prices.
- Attendees receive a conference gift, a one-year electronic subscription to The Banner of Truth magazine, and a special conference bookstore gift certificate.
March 01, 2016
|March 1, 2016
to April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016
- Standard Plan: 2 person bedroom in dorm accommodation with shared (4-8 people) bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch).
- Standard+ Plan: Single bedroom in dorm accommodation with shared (4-8 people) bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.
- Apartment Accommodations: 4 person apartment with two twin bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. Must be booked as a group of four at time of booking. Please provide the names of all 4 people at the time of booking in the roommate note below. Price is per person and includes 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.
- Seminary Student: Based on the standard plan.
- Registration Only: You arrange your own accommodations and meals (meal tickets available on campus).