CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Mission

Increasing in Knowledge to Lead in Faith

A key part of the New Evangelization is the call for all Catholics to deepen their love for Sacred Scripture.   At the Applied Biblical Studies Conference you will receive personal formation on the Catholic understanding of Scripture as well as the practical training to effectively communicate these truths.  You will be instructed, encouraged and inspired by a team of world-class Biblical teachers in an environment that feeds and welcomes your love for Sacred Scripture and the Holy Catholic Church.  Come and you will grow in your knowledge of God’s word and be equipped to lead others to deeper faith.

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2018 Theme

Prophecy and Typology:

Understanding Our Times in the Light of God’s Story

“For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4

We can only understand where we’re going as soon as we begin to understand our history. The Old Testament prophets foretold the coming of our Lord and all that He would bring into our lives, and their words still contain wisdom for us today and give us hope for the future.

This summer at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, come learn from the prophetic words of our spiritual ancestors and receive the encouragement that their messages hold, that you may go forth and proclaim the Word of God in joy.

REGISTRATION

Registration opens Monday, November 6, 2017!

2018 pricing information coming soon!

2018 Pricing Information

Applied Biblical Studies Pricing

Price per person*: $139 (if registered by April 6th); $165 (if registered after April 6th); Priest registrations are free in gratitude for their willingness to hear confessions (meals plan and housing charges still apply); $88 for other clergy, religious and those 30 or younger

Lodging (July 25-26): $85 (for non-A/C unit); $105 (for shared A/C unit); $120 (for private, non-A/C unit)

Meal plan (includes 6 meals): $70 (begins with dinner on July 25th)

Journey Through Scripture

Enhance your experience by coming a day early for an intense day and a half long training in one of three Scripture studies from the St. Paul Center.

2018 JTS Track Options Coming Soon!

JTS 2018 Track Options:

Genesis to Jesus
The Bible and the Church Fathers
The Bible and the Sacraments

Journey Through Scripture 2017 Pricing

Track Fee: $98
3 Meal Plan: $35 (dinner July 24 through lunch July 25)
Housing for 7/25: Shared non-A/C $50; Shared A/C $55; Private non-A/C $60

*For those who need financial assistance for the summer adult conferences, the Christian Outreach Office has a limited number of tickets to offset registration, room and board. Interested parties, please click here.


2018 MINISTRY TEAM
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Dr. Scott Hahn, Host, is the author or editor of over 40 books; his most recent titles include Evangelizing Catholics, Angels and Saints, and Consuming the Word. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is also the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Dr. Hahn graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with his master’s in divinity and received his PhD in theology from Marquette University. Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly since 1979. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, and have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. Dr. Hahn will be hosting and presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference.

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Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, Diocese of Patterson – See link to full biography below!

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Dr. Michael Patrick Barber is professor of theology and Scripture at John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California. He has authored scholarly articles for academic journals such as Journal of Biblical Literature and Letter & Spirit as well as written popular level books on Scripture. Most recently, he contributed the Catholic perspective to Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment (Zondervan Academic, 2014). Dr. Barber received a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary and also holds a BA in theology and philosophy from Azusa Pacific University and an MA from Franciscan University. Along with several co-contributors, Dr. Barber writes for the well-known Catholic Bible blog TheSacredPage.com. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Kimberly, and their four children. He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. A frequent guest on Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show, Dr. Bergsma has appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home and Life on the Rock, and speaks regularly at conferences and parishes nationwide. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Bergsma will be presenting at the Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat and the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Mary Bielski, as the founder of ALL4HIM Ministries, has spoken to over 135,000 teens around the nation at high school and young adult retreats and conferences, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, Life Teen-Inspiration, LA Congress, and parish and diocesan rallies. Mary talks on a variety of topics including conversion, prayer, the Holy Spirit, sacraments, chastity and the theology of the body. Using funny stories and engaging analogies, Mary draws her audience to the beauty of our Catholic faith, a deeper love for Christ, the Eucharist, and the call to holiness.

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Dr. Ximena DeBroeck is Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and senior fellow at St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Previously, she was Director of the Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation at the Archdiocese Baltimore. Dr. DeBroeck has created on-line courses for the University of Notre Dame Institute for Church Life and for the University of Dayton Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and she also taught at St. Vincent Seminary and at Seton Hill University. Her publications include the Study Guide for Sherry Weddell’s book Forming Intentional Disciples as well as several journal articles. She earned her Theology MA, with concentration on Scripture, from Saint Vincent Seminary and her doctorate from Duquesne University.

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David Currie is a popular Catholic author and lecturer who earned his MA from Holy Apostles Seminary. His widely read book Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic tells the story of his conversion from fundamentalist missionary to Catholic apologist and has helped many others reconcile with the Church. Rapture: The End-Times Error That Leaves the Bible Behind and What Jesus REALLY Said About the End of the World present a Catholic alternative regarding the end times. David has been a frequent guest on both radio and television and lives with his wife, Colleen. They have 8 children and 14 grandchildren.

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Dr. Larry Feingold –  Biographical information coming soon!

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Tim Gray –  Biographical information coming soon!

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Kimberly Hahn has been married to Scott since 1979 and became a Catholic during the Easter Vigil of 1990. She completed a book with Scott on their journey to the Catholic Church, titled Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism. Kimberly’s other books include Life-Giving Love: Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage and the four-book and DVD series on Proverbs 31 that includes Chosen and Cherished, Graced and Gifted, Beloved and Blessed, and Legacy of Love. She holds an MA in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kimberly and Scott have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. She will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference.

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Fr. Tommy Lane – Biographical information coming soon!

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Matthew Leonard is an internationally known speaker, author, blogger, and executive director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country, appearing on SiriusXM, EWTN, CBS, and the Magnificat. He is the host of the Journey through Scripture video series and is a featured speaker by Lighthouse Catholic Media. Matthew holds a master’s in theology from Franciscan University. He is the author of two books, Louder than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality. Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife, Veronica, and their five children. He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and for the Journey through Scripture studies.

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Curtis Mitch is a research writer for Ignatius Press and is currently producing annotations for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. He is also a trustee for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Baker Academic) as well as several book chapters in the Catholic for a Reason apologetics series (Emmaus Road). He earned a BA in religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Curtis resides with his wife, Stacy, and their nine children in Toronto, Ohio.  He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and for the Journey Through Scripture studies.

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Bob Rice, Worship Leader, desires to share the love of God using every talent with which he has been blessed. He is an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. Bob teaches at Franciscan University in Steubenville, where he lives with his, wife, Jennifer, and their seven children. He will be leading worship at the Power and Purpose Conference; the Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Retreat; the Applied Biblical Studies Conference; the Defending the Faith Conference; and all Main Campus Youth Conferences. In addition, Bob is a presenter at the St. John Bosco Conference.

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Dr. Michael Sirilla, Professor of Theology and Director of the M.A. Theology Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  More biographical information coming soon!

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Dr. Steven Smith – Biographical information coming soon!


2017 MINISTRY TEAM
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Dr. Scott Hahn, Host, is the author or editor of over 40 books; his most recent titles include Evangelizing Catholics, Angels and Saints, and Consuming the Word. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is also the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Dr. Hahn graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with his master’s in divinity and received his PhD in theology from Marquette University. Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly since 1979. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, and have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. Dr. Hahn will be hosting and presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference.

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Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City since 2011, previously served as Bishop of Salina and as a priest in the Diocese of Wichita.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, studied at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, and earned his S.T.L. from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Archbishop Coakley recently served as Board Chair of Catholic Relief Services, and on the USCCB Administrative Committee, and has served on a variety of USCCB boards and committees.  He currently serves in leadership and advisory roles for the Institute of Priestly Formation, the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, Catholic Extension Society, Aquinas College, Augustine Institute, and the Pope Paul VI Institute.  Archbishop Coakley will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Dr. Gary Anderson received his BA degree from Albion College (1977), his Masters of Divinity from Duke (1981), and his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages from Harvard (1985). He has taught at the University of Virginia, Harvard, and now the University of Notre Dame. Though raised a United Methodist, Gary became Catholic during his mid-thirties and – to his great happiness – his family followed suit. Gary has taught at Notre Dame since 2003 and he and his wife (Lisa) are fortunate to have both of their children (Matthew and Christopher) residing in South Bend with them. Currently Gary’s academic work is focused on the subjects of charity and the building of the Tabernacle in the book of Exodus.  He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Dr. Michael Patrick Barber is professor of theology and Scripture at John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California. He has authored scholarly articles for academic journals such as Journal of Biblical Literature and Letter & Spirit as well as written popular level books on Scripture. Most recently, he contributed the Catholic perspective to Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment (Zondervan Academic, 2014). Dr. Barber received a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary and also holds a BA in theology and philosophy from Azusa Pacific University and an MA from Franciscan University. Along with several co-contributors, Dr. Barber writes for the well-known Catholic Bible blog TheSacredPage.com. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Kimberly, and their four children. He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. A frequent guest on Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show, Dr. Bergsma has appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home and Life on the Rock, and speaks regularly at conferences and parishes nationwide. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Bergsma will be presenting at the Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat and the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Jeff Cavins returned to the Catholic Church after serving as a Protestant minister for 12 years. He received his MA in theology from Franciscan University and then developed The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible, a Bible study program that enables students to understand the chronological flow of Scripture. A former radio and television host, he’s a prolific author and the co-editor of the Amazing Grace series, which includes Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer, Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart, and Amazing Grace for Married Couples. Jeff currently works as director of the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute in St. Paul and resides with his wife, Emily, and their three daughters in Minnesota. He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference.

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Kimberly Hahn has been married to Scott since 1979 and became a Catholic during the Easter Vigil of 1990. She completed a book with Scott on their journey to the Catholic Church, titled Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism. Kimberly’s other books include Life-Giving Love: Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage and the four-book and DVD series on Proverbs 31 that includes Chosen and Cherished, Graced and Gifted, Beloved and Blessed, and Legacy of Love. She holds an MA in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kimberly and Scott have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. She will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference.

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Mark Hart serves full time as executive vice president of Life Teen. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mark is a best-selling Catholic author and popular speaker. His weekly audio podcast Sunday, Sunday, Sunday (available through iTunes) is heard worldwide, and three DVD study series, Encounter, T3, and Altaration, are currently utilized by middle school and high school youth groups and in parochial classrooms across the country and beyond. Mark and his wife, Melanie, have three daughters, Hope, Faith, and Trinity, and one son, Josiah. They live in Phoenix, Arizona. He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference.

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Rev. William S. Kurz, S.J. (Ph.D. Yale), has taught New Testament at Marquette University for over 40 years, winning a Marquette award for Teaching Excellence. He has been clergy consultant for the Marquette Institute for Natural Family Planning (NFP), and been heavily involved with the Family Life Council; Communio circle; and Fides (graduate students integrating faith with study). One sabbatical he taught at the Franciscan University, where he has also spoken at Steubenville Bible conferences. He wrote over 40 scholarly articles and ten books, including the more pastoral Reading the Bible as God’s Own Story and What Does the Bible Say about the End Times? His Paulist Press commentary on Acts of the Apostles is in press.  Father Kurz will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference.

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Matthew Leonard is an internationally known speaker, author, blogger, and executive director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country, appearing on SiriusXM, EWTN, CBS, and the Magnificat. He is the host of the Journey through Scripture video series and is a featured speaker by Lighthouse Catholic Media. Matthew holds a master’s in theology from Franciscan University. He is the author of two books, Louder than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality. Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife, Veronica, and their five children. He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and for the Journey through Scripture studies.

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Curtis Mitch is a research writer for Ignatius Press and is currently producing annotations for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. He is also a trustee for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Baker Academic) as well as several book chapters in the Catholic for a Reason apologetics series (Emmaus Road). He earned a BA in religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Curtis resides with his wife, Stacy, and their nine children in Toronto, Ohio.  He will be presenting at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference and for the Journey Through Scripture studies.

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Bob Rice, Worship Leader, desires to share the love of God using every talent with which he has been blessed. He is an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. Bob teaches at Franciscan University in Steubenville, where he lives with his, wife, Jennifer, and their seven children. He will be leading worship at the Power and Purpose Conference; the Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Retreat; the Applied Biblical Studies Conference; the Defending the Faith Conference; and all Main Campus Youth Conferences. In addition, Bob is a presenter at the St. John Bosco Conference.


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