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Dear Pastors, Deacons, and Fellow Believers in Christ,

Please mark your calendars for this year’s Conference on the Church for God’s Glory on Monday, May 20, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This year’s theme is based on one of Scripture’s great imperatives for pastors from 1 Timothy 4:16: “Taking Heed to Yourself and the Doctrine.” This will be a simple day to encourage pastors and all to focus on the Christian life and the teaching of God’s Word. We have invited a number of speakers to encourage our attendees for the day:

    • David Huffstutler will open the day as the host pastor, preaching “Preaching Boldly to Build Up the Church” (Acts 9:19–31).
    • Steve Thomas will instruct us on how to handle Scripture’s narratives in a workshop: “Preaching God’s Stories without Missing God’s Point.”
    • Bruce McAllister will preach for us, “Devotion to the Lord and His Ministry” (Acts 20:17–38).
    • David Saxon will mix history with preaching in a workshop, “The Expository Preaching of Alexander Maclaren.”
    • Steve Thomas will preach from an Old Testament narrative, “The Troubling Story of Prophets, Boys, and Bears” (2 Kings 2:23–25).
    • Bruce McAllister will preach once more, closing the day with our theme, “Taking Heed to Yourself and the Doctrine” (1 Timothy 4:11–16).

To read more about our speakers, click here.

To see the schedule for the day, click here. 

I know the month of May is busy for many, but I hope you’ll be able to squeeze this one-day conference into your schedule. The preaching, teaching, and fellowship will be well worth your effort.

In Christ,
Pastor David Huffstutler
First Baptist Church
Rockford, IL

PS As always, wives are free to attend (but please still register), and there is a discount for students in college or seminary. We regret that we do not have staffed nurseries for the day, but our nursery rooms will be available to mothers who wish to use them.



Click here for the 2023 conference audio and notes.

Save the date! Next year’s conference: Monday, May 19, 2025