2016 Conference Series

Join us for our 2016 Conference Series as we learn to "Be the Light" to our city and the world for the sake of Christ.

UNITE! Connecting as the Global Church | Sept 23-Oct 2

As Christians, we are all united under one banner in Christ, and yet we often only think of “the church” as the place we gather to worship each week. In reality, “the church” spans oceans and countries, continents and borders. It is a global union of people united in a single mission to spread the Word of God and His saving grace through Christ. At UNITE! Connecting as the Global Church you will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a “global church” and learn more about the worship, ministries, disciplines, and challenges of those who are oceans away, but directly connected to us by faith. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the global church as God intended.

Featured speakers include:

Gary A Haugen, International Justice Mission
Pastor Peter Kasirivu, Africa Renewal Ministries 

Registration begins Aug 15.



Faith & Culture | April 16-17

One of the great challenges for the church today is to define the relationship between itself and the surrounding culture. Every dimension of our lives relates in some way to Christ and can in some manner be directed towards him. Join us as we explore the many facets of our culture and evaluate what it means for us to engage in them as followers of Christ.

Featured keynote speaker:

Dr. Richard Mouw, President Emeritus, Fuller Theological Seminary and Professor of Faith & Public Life

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State of the City | Feb 26-27

First Presbyterian Church hosted its first annual "State of The City" Symposium on February 26-27, 2016. This impactful conference presented the latest on social trends, conditions and challenges facing our city and offered an opportunity to collaborate with thought leaders and other concerned Houstonians on ways to bring change. To view content from this symposium, click here.  

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Professor of Sociology at Rice University and Founding Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research 
Houston's Ethnic Diversity: Randall Butler, Founding and Executive Director of The Institute for Sustainable Peace, President of Butler Mediation Services
Homelessness: Mandy Chapman Semple, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives
Poverty & Children at Risk: Dr. Robert Sanborn, President and CEO of Children at Risk
Education: Peter Forbes, Executive Chairman of Loving Houston, President Emeritus of National Christian Foundation
Ann B. Stern, President of Houston Endowment Inc.

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