2018 National Preaching Conference

September 6-7, 2018

“Preaching to Prove” is the theme of the 2018 Biennial Preaching Conference hosted by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching. The focus of the conference is apologetic preaching. Preachers and plenary speakers will encourage attendees to know and prove their faith in Christ to a culture in need of the certainty found in Christ. Learning to prove the person and work of Christ in this way will help and inspire any preacher. Feature speakers include Ravi Zacharias, Mark Dever, Mary Hulst, Jared Alcántara, Afshin Ziafat, Calvin Woosung Choi, and Mark Farnham.

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Schedule (subject to change)

THURSDAY, September 6, 2018
11:00 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Plenary Preaching: Session 1 - Jared E. Alcántara
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Plenary Teaching: Session 2 - Calvin Woosung Choi
4:15 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Plenary Teaching: Session 3 - Mark Farnham
6:00 p.m. Dinner (must purchase meal ticket)
7:30 p.m. Plenary Preaching: Session 4 - Ravi Zacharias

FRIDAY, September 7, 2018
8:00 a.m. Doors Open
8:30 a.m. Plenary Preaching: Session 5 - Mary Hulst
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:00 p.m. General Lunch/Alumni Lunch (must purchase meal ticket)
1:30 p.m. Plenary Preaching: Session 6 - Afshin Ziafat
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Plenary Preaching: Session 7 - Mark Dever


General Admission for the National Preaching Conference is $150. An early bird registration is available until August 6, 2018 ($125). Gordon-Conwell alumni, current students and attendee spouses may register at a discounted rate. For full details of admission rates, please visit our registration page.

Registration includes snacks throughout the conference, but does not include main meals. However, if desired, a meal package can be purchased with your registration for Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, or both. Meals will be provided through the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Cafeteria. Please see the registration page for further details.


Conference attendees are responsible for organizing their own accommodation. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Boston Marriott Peabody (a 15-20 minute drive from the Seminary). If you would like, you can take advantage of this corporate rate here

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