Did you attend the Defending the Faith Conference this summer!

Let us know what you thought!  Complete the survey and get entered into a drawing for free registration to Steubenville Encounter at Franciscan University!

When our hearts desire to share the faith but we struggle to find the words, we can easily become timid, fearful, and frustrated; but God wants to give us bold and confident hearts that are moved by love to go forth with joy and share Jesus and the truth of the Church. The Defending the Faith Conference has sent forth tens of thousands of Catholics who have gone back to their families, parishes, and places of work with great zeal and love to share the truth and spread Christ’s love. Come and be empowered and equipped to fulfill your desires to lead others in faith.


“This was my 1st Steubenville Conference, and I really did not know what to expect. I’ve often feel like I’m not ‘Catholic’ enough to really benefit from conferences and talks like this, but I was blown away by how approachable the speakers made the material, and I enjoy how the talks related to everyday life. ”2017 Defending the Faith Participant
“Already a devoted, bold and enthusiastic Catholic, I now find myself at 51 years old, with the fire of my faith not just rekindled, but stoked and burning passionately brighter! I have already begun my journey of much more vibrant discipleship!”2017 Defending the Faith Participant
“This was my first Defending the Faith Conference, and although I expected great things from a conference at Franciscan University, I had no idea what I was in for–it was astounding. EVERY speaker was phenomenal, EVERY speaker gave a message of profound depth and importance, and all was expertly delivered. It is obvious that this conference commands the best-of-the-best in presenters, both in substance and style. God Himself will be the only thing stopping me from attending every year from now on!”Religious Sister, 2017 Defending the Faith Participant
“Coming to the conference was like discovering an oasis in the desert. A place where we can recharge and refresh for the battle ahead.”2017 Defending the Faith Participant

July 26-28, 2019

Christ: The Power and Wisdom of God

“…to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:24

Registration opens November 6, 2018!

In the Person of Jesus Christ, we encounter God’s power and wisdom incarnate. He is our strength, our wisdom, our righteousness… We can do nothing without Him.

Join us at the Defending the Faith Conference this summer for a new, life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Come, in your weakness, and allow Him to be your strength.

Registration
(2018 Pricing)

Early-Bird (by April 6th): $139
Standard: $165
Clergy*, Religious, and Young Adults (younger than 30): $88

*Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration!
(meal and housing charges still apply)

Accommodations
(2018 Pricing)

Shared Non-A/C Unit: $85
Shared A/C Unit: $105
Private non-A/C Unit: $120

Meal Plan (includes 6 meals): $70

To download hotel information, click here.

*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.

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Host
Dr. Scott Hahn

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Co-Host
Mark Hart

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Matt Maher

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Speaker
Bishop Jeffrey Monforton

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Mike Aquilina

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Archbishop Charles Chaput

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Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

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Patrick Madrid

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Kimberly Hahn

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Al Kresta

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Stacey Trasancos

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Fr. Sean Kilcawley

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Matt Leonard

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Michael Waldstein


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Be An Ambassador

“Go, Rebuild My Church”

Jesus gave St. Francis the mission to “Go, rebuild My Church.” That is the mission of Steubenville Conferences. We invite you to share our mission by helping us spread the word about our outreach and inviting people to have their own life-changing encounter with Jesus at one of our dynamic conferences.

Click below to learn more about our Ambassador Program:

STEUBENVILLE DISCIPLESHIP QUADS

There is nothing like a mountain-top encounter with the love of Jesus – it’s coming down from the mountain that can be scary. Franciscan University of Steubenville has created Steubenville Discipleship Quads to help you come down from the mountain and get right on a path that will lead you to a closer walk with Christ.

A Steubenville Discipleship Quad is a group of four men or women who are committed to growing together as disciples through communal prayer, sharing personal experiences, and following the provided curriculum, accompanying each other into a deeper relationship with Christ.

Following Jesus: You don’t have to do it alone.

Contact Us

Adult Conferences

Phone: 740-283-6315
Email: conferences@franciscan.edu

Ambassador Program – Tim Wood

Phone: 740-284-5398
Email: twood@franciscan.edu