We will not be hosting our 2020 Preaching Conference (Theme: Integrity) this year.  It was difficult yet necessary decision to interrupt an unbroken string of 45 years of the conference we love.  
We look forward to seeing many at our fall 2020 Empowered Youth Conference (November 9-12) or at next year’s Spring Preaching Conference (April 19-22, 2021).

Preaching Conference 2020 Dates:
April 19-23

Our annual Preaching Conference is truly a time where God meets with us in a special way. Hundreds of Fairhaven Baptist College graduates as well as many other churches from around the world come together to be challenged through the preaching of God’s Word. During this conference, there is a special emphasis placed on theme-based preaching. Not only is this a time for challenging preaching, but also a time for uplifting fellowship with other like-minded believers who are striving to live a separated life for God’s glory and honor. This is especially evidenced in the hosting of our annual Alumni Breakfast where many of our graduates meet together for a challenge from God’s Word as well as some delicious food and fellowship. We encourage you to plan to join us for this exciting and special time.

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Lodging

  • What hotels are recommended?

    • Our hotel recommendation would be:
      • Comfort Inn
        1800 West US Highway 20
        Porter, IN 46304
        (219) 787-1400
  • Can I stay on campus?  If so, what does it cost?
    • There is a limited amount of on-campus housing available for $5 per night. Please call or email for availability (219) 926-6636 or [email protected]
  • Can I stay with a church member?
    • There is a limited amount of housing with our church members at no cost. Please call or email for availability (219) 926-6636 or [email protected]

Children

  • Is there a nursery provided?

    • Nurseries are provided for each service for children 2 years old and under.
  • What is available for my teenager?
    • Children 12 years old and up are welcome and encouraged to attend College Days.  Click here to learn more and to register your teen!
  • What activities are available for my grade school children?
    • Children (ages 3 years through 6th grade) are encouraged to attend Conquerors’ Club.  Each club meeting time will include a meal, fun activity, and a Bible challenge.  There is no cost.  The Conquerors’ Club meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday immediately following the morning services as well as on Wednesday during our Alumni Breakfast.  A detailed schedule will be provided in your conference program.
  • What activities are available for families?
    • Family activities are scheduled Tuesday through Thursday afternoons.  A detailed schedule will be provided in your conference program.

Meals

  • What meals are available in the dining hall? at what cost?

    • The registration cost covers meals beginning with Monday supper and ending with Friday breakfast.  All three meals are served Tuesday through Thursday.  Individual meal tickets are available for $4.50 per meal.  (For any additional cravings, there are a variety of options available, including our own Red Fox Cafe as well as Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Culver’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Wendy’s, and even White Castle all less than 2 miles from campus!)
  • Are there other places to eat on campus?
    • The Red Fox Cafe (located in our multi-purpose building) is open throughout the day.  The Red Fox Cafe serves a variety of food including burgers, chicken strips, and ice cream.  Serving times will be listed in your conference schedule.

Registration

  • How much does it cost?

    • Registration fees are listed below:
      • $25 per adult (children pay only for meals  —  0-3 years old – free, 4-12 years old – $2 per meal) Register before April 6 and receive a bonus gift bag (one per family).
      • Registration is free for pastors and missionaries (and their wives).
      •  Teenagers – $25 – register here
  • What does registration include?
    • Registration includes all conference handouts, 11 meals (beginning Monday evening and ending with Friday morning), and most activities.
    • For lodging information, go here.
  • When do I pay?
    • Registration fees are due at the time of registration.
  • When should I arrive?
    • Most of our guests arrive throughout the day on Monday; however, you are welcome to arrive earlier or later than this.  Please indicate your arrival time on your registration form, and we look forward to greeting you when you arrive!

Speakers

  • Who is speaking for the 2020 Preaching Conference?

    • This year’s conference speakers are Jason Brenenstuhl (Oshkosh, WI), Sam Knickerbocker (Wilmington, DE), Randy Starr (Brogue, PA), Jason Atwood (Santa Clara, CA), and Fred Weiss (Reedsburg, WI).
  • Is there a specific preaching emphasis?
    • This year’s Preaching Conference theme is INTEGRITY.  “The just man walketh in his integrity” (Proverbs 20:7).

Schedule

  • What are the service times?

    • Monday 6:30 p.m. – Sustainers’ Club Banquet (click here for info and to become a Sustainer.)
    • Tuesday through Thursday – 10:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Are there afternoon activities?
    • There are campus activities each afternoon.  To get an idea, you can  click here to download last year’s  schedule.

Questions

  • Still have questions?

    • We would love to help in any way we can.  Click here to ask any additional questions.