About The Event

Join us for a practical and engaging two-day preaching conference in Northwest Houston, Texas. Sessions will be held at Champion Forest Baptist Church, as well as the incredible Lanier Theological Library.

Our goal is to equip preachers with the tools and inspiration to communicate God's message effectively. Join us for insightful discussions, worship led by Matt Papa, and dynamic keynote sessions from some of the best preachers in America, as we seek to fulfill our calling faithfully.

This conference is not just for Senior Pastors, it is for anyone in your church who desires to improve their preaching skills. We promise you will not regret this experience.


  • Practical Preaching Techniques
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Sermon Preparation Tips
  • Cultivating Creativity
  • Handling Difficult Topics
  • Connecting with Different Generations
  • Building Supportive Networks


Houston, TX


Monday & Tuesday
October 23 & 24


$150 (Discount Available for Seminary Students)


Champion Forest Baptist Church
Lanier Theological Library
CF Connect


Event Schedule

Arrive at your hotel on Sunday, October 22.

Monday, Oct. 23 -Breakfast at Hotel and Depart

Ride the bus to Lanier Learning Center

First Session with Chris Osborne

Chris Osborne


Second Session with Steven W. Smith

Steven W Smith

Lunch at Great Hall with Chef Pierre

Third Session with Philip De Courcy

Philip De Courcy


Panel Discussion with Philip De Courcy, Steven Smith and Chris Osborne

Back to Hotel to rest

Dinner at Champion Forest

Revive Service at Champion Forest with Matt Papa and HB Charles preaching

Dessert Reception for CF Connect

Back to hotel

Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Breakfast at Hotel

Ride the bus to Lanier Learning Center

Fourth Session with H.B. Charles

H.B. Charles


Fifth Session with Bryan Carter

Bryan Carter

Lunch at Lanier Great Hall with Chef Pierre

Sixth Session with Steven W. Smith

Steven W Smith


Seventh Session with Chris Osborne

Chris Osborne

Back to Hotel to rest

Dinner at Champion Forest

Revive Service at Champion Forest with Charity Gayle and Philip De Courcy preaching

Back to hotel

Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Breakfast at Hotel and Depart

Event Venue

Location info and gallery

Lanier Theological Library

The Lanier Theological Library is a 17,000 sq. ft research library located in Northwest Houston, Texas. The LTL has a capacity of over 100,000 volumes and specializes in Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Church History, the DeadSea Scrolls, Egyptology, Linguistics, and Theology. The LTL also houses a comprehensive periodical collection as well as historical documents and museum-quality artifacts.


Conference block rates have been secured at these nearby hotels.

Hyatt Place - Vintage Park

Hyatt Place – Vintage Park

3.4 Miles from Lanier Theological Library

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Springhill Suites

SpringHill Suites Houston Northeast

3.2 Miles from Lanier Theological Library

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  • We kindly request that you plan your travel arrangements to arrive on Sunday evening, in preparation for the start of the event. The conference will conclude on Tuesday, so we recommend scheduling your departure for Wednesday morning. We look forward to welcoming you for an engaging and inspiring few days!

  • We are anticipating a gathering of approximately 250-300 attendees for this event. Please note that each participant is responsible for their own transportation and accommodation expenses.

    Lunch will be provided at the event, catered by Chef Pierre from the Lanier Theological Library. Most hotels in the vicinity offer breakfast options, so you are welcome to take advantage of those facilities.

    For your evening meals on Monday and Tuesday, you are free to explore the diverse culinary scene of Houston, with a variety of dining options at your disposal. Alternatively, for those who prefer to remain on the church premises before the evening sessions, we will have sandwiches and meals from Chick-Fil-A available.

    Please kindly make a reservation for these on-site dinners to ensure we have an adequate food supply. We look forward to your participation and a successful event.

  • We will provide transportation during the conference, but you will need to Uber or rent a car (if you like) to get around and to and from the airport.

  • We have arranged for a block of rooms at our partner hotels, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. However, please be advised that due to the high level of interest in the conference, these rooms may fill up quickly. In the event that our block of rooms is fully booked, attendees will be responsible for securing their own accommodations. We recommend early booking to secure your spot in the designated hotels.

  • As part of your conference experience, we are pleased to offer each participant two complimentary books authored by our distinguished speakers. You will have the opportunity to reserve these books in advance. Additionally, we will have a selection of other works by our speakers available for purchase at the event. This is a great opportunity to further explore the insights and expertise of our presenters.

  • Our conference is all about comfort and connection. Dress casually, be yourself, and let's enjoy this experience together. We can't wait to see you there!

Registration is now open!


*Are you a currently enrolled seminary student? Use discount code SEMINARY at checkout for a 50% discount!