Overview of the 2023 Conference

Helix Nebula - Copyright NASAThe annual Chafer Theological Seminary (CTS) Pastors’ Conference is open to theologians, pastors, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible. It is a tremendous opportunity for all attendees to grow in their understanding of the Scriptures and to enjoy fellowship with other like-minded believers.

The 2023 Chafer Theological Seminary Pastors’ Conference will take place March 6–8. Each session of the conference will be live streamed.

Note that registration for the conference closes on Friday, March 3 at 11:59 PM.

Download the 2023 conference brochure here.

Download the conference schedule here. Note that these times are subject to change.

The conference hymns are available here.

Pre-conference study materials (articles, transcripts, video links) are available here.

Critical Issues for Understanding the Old Testament Text 

Challenges to the veracity of the text of the Hebrew Bible have often been the starting point for doubts about the Bible and the beginnings of apostasy. These are vital issues often approached in summary in Old Testament Introduction courses.

At this year’s Chafer Conference, we have three experienced and well-qualified experts to address some of these challenging questions.

For pastors, this will be a rich time of building upon previous studies to look at the transmission of the Old Testament, the value of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations for validating and illuminating the text of the Hebrew Bible. On top of that, we will have the wonderful opportunity to dig into challenging questions about the transmission and preservation of the Scripture especially applied to some of the discrepancies between the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and other textual problems. These questions are significant for developing an accurate understanding of the chronology of the Old Testament.

For the enthusiastic Bible student, you will also gain a solid understanding of not only important background issues, but as these issues are referenced by your pastors at your home church, you will have gained a wonderful framework for understanding what is being taught.

Each evening we will also have the opportunity to focus on three important Scriptural passages as our Keynote speaker, Pastor and Missionary Jim Myers, takes us through God’s Word. Three passages of significance will be exegeted and explained for us in a way that will deepen our understanding of these passages, but also challenge us with their implications for our own spiritual growth.

We're looking forward to you joining us!