Most people would say that their relationship with God is not where they would like it to be, but many also feel unsure of how to change it. The Steubenville Conferences offer six unique conference experiences to help people escape the spiritual desert and empower them to live every day as joyful disciples of Jesus Christ.

We know how hard it is to maintain a close relationship with God amidst all of life’s daily challenges and pressures. Maybe you feel yourself collapsing under the weight of great tragedy. Maybe you are experiencing burnout in your ministry. Maybe you just can’t find the time. You know you want something more, but you don’t know how to get there.

For over 40 years, the Steubenville Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, have been helping people develop the relationship with God that they desire. We want to help you figure out which conference best fits your own needs, so that you can live the abundant life that God wants for you.

Steubenville Encounter

There is no greater joy than that which comes from being loved by Jesus Christ. This simple truth has the power to change your life, but do you actually believe it?

Once you come to a Steubenville Encounter Conference you’ll have no choice but to believe it.

At these brand-new Steubenville Conferences, which are available at several locations throughout the United States, Christ will transform your heart, and empower you to share His love with the world once you return home. And parents: bring your children, as there will be special sessions just for them that feature age-appropriate teaching, prayer, and fun.

Come to a Steubenville Encounter Conference. Your life will never be the same.

Going Deeper
For disciples who are ready to take the next step

Do you want…

  • …to learn more about the Holy Spirit and what He can do in your life?
  • …to discover a purpose for your life?
  • …freedom and healing from past wounds?

Come to the Power and Purpose Conference!


Do you want…

  • …to be renewed in both your relationship with Christ and in your vocation?
  • …an opportunity for rest and relaxation?
  • …to spend time with your brother priests, deacons, and seminarians?

Come to the Priest, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat!


Do you want…

  • …renewal and revitalization in both your personal spiritual life and in your ministry?
  • …to be equipped to be a better minister?
  • …to experience community with other catechists and evangelizers?

Come to the St. John Bosco Conference!


Do you want…

  • …a greater devotion to and understanding of Sacred Scripture?
  • …to learn how to pray with Sacred Scripture?
  • …to be able to have better discussions with our Protestant brothers and sisters?

Come to the Applied Biblical Studies Conference!


Do you want…

  • …a deeper understanding of Catholic Church teaching and knowledge of how to convey it to friends and family?
  • …a greater sense of confidence in your faith?
  • …to learn how to live your faith in your everyday life?

Come to the Defending the Faith Conference!


Interested in being an exhibitor at one of the Steubenville Adult Conferences?  Click below to learn more and to download the application.


Phone: 740-283-6315