The Faith for Faith Conference

Doctrinal | Historical | Devotional

"Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith..." 

"Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints."

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

—Philippians 1:25, Jude 3, 2 Thessalonians 1:3 (all emphases added)

The Faith for Faith Conference is about handing on the faith once for all delivered to the saints, for the faith of the saints today. We look backward that we might better look forward. Jaroslav Pelikan's memorable quip helps to communicate something of our aim for this conference: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." Our desire is not to keep dead dogma on life support. Our zeal is to recover the doctrines that give life. The faith is not to be taken up without faith. Only spiritually dead men could make living doctrine dull. 

Doctrine is for devotion. 

The faith is for faith.

Featured SPEAKER

Dr. Stephen Yuille serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spiritual Formation in the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to his service at Southwestern, Dr. Yuille was the Vice President of Academics and Academic Dean of College at Heritage Baptist College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. Additionally, he was Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Yuille has also served in a variety of church ministry roles, most recently as the pastor of Grace Community Church (SBC) in Glen Rose, TX.

Dr. Yuille is the author and editor of numerous books and book chapters on the Puritan theologians William Perkins, George Swinnock, and John Flavel. He has published journal articles in Themelios, Puritan Reformed Journal, and the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. 

He is married Alison and they have two daughters Laura and Emma.

We are particularly delighted to have Dr. Yuille join us this year as he is the author of Great Spoil: Thomas Manton's Spirituality of the Word.

Dr. Yuille will present four messages, one on each of the four attributes of Scripture.

Hebrews 13:7 Lecture

Each year Josh King, one of our elders at Meridian, devotes some time each day to studying the writings and life of an exemplary figure from church history. This study culminates in a biographical lecture delivered each year. This figure serves as the launching pad for the theme of each year's conference.

The 2024 lecture will be: "The Perspicuous Puritan Preacher: Thomas Manton"

Thomas Manton (1620–1677) was a Puritan minister. He was ordained to ministry at that age of 19 and would go on to pastor a number of churches. He not only served as a chaplain and advisor to Oliver Cromwell, but also was a Royal Chaplain under the restored monarchy of Charles II. He was ejected from the Church of England in 1662. Thereafter, he was imprisoned for continuing to preach. While in prison he still preached and was trusted by the jailer such that when he was absent, he would leave the keys with Manton. Twenty of the twenty-two volumes of Manton's collect works are comprised of sermons.

Audio for past lectures can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Registration Opens January 1st, 2024

Registration will be limited to 150, so mark the date and register quickly.

Early Registration (until March 31st): $10

Regular Registration (April 1st–20th): $20

Late Registration (April 21st–26th): $30

Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and free books.

Children under 13 are free.

Pastors and their families may attend for free and will receive at least one additional free book. 

There is also a special dinner for pastors and their families on Friday evening.

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Past Lectures and Conference Audio

You can also listen to recent audio on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.