HBU Theology Conference

On the Theology of Pastoring

Houston Theological Seminary

March 6-7, 2020

Paul’s pastoral letters to Timothy and Titus have long served as guidance to those in ministry as they describe the offices of church leadership, encourage pastors, and exhort teachers to remain studious and devoted to the faith handed down to them. Our keynote speakers, Drs. Ralph West and Bill Mounce, will discuss how such letters continue to speak to our modern pastoral contexts, and a variety of HBU faculty will deliver short papers on theological issues that arise from these powerful writings from Paul.

All are welcome! Come join us, and share this link with your friends:

Conference at a Glance:

Dates: March 6-7, 2020 (Friday: 7p-9p; Saturday: 8:45a-11:50a)
Location: Second Baptist Church at their Woodway campus (see below).
Registration: General $20; Non-HBU/HTS Students $10; HBU/HTS Affiliated Free
Questions: theology@hbu.edu; 281-649-3383


The conference fee is $20 for general admission, includes conference costs as well as refreshments and coffee. The fee for area students is $10. The conference is free for HBU-affiliated students and staff, but please RSVP by emailing theology@hbu.edu from your HBU email address (no registration form required). Other accommodations and meals are not included in the conference fee.

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Keynote Speakers: 


Bill Mounce
Ralph Douglas West










Friday, March 6
7:00pm – Introduction
7:00-7:50pm – Plenary Session with Bill Mounce, plus 10-min Q/A
8:00-8:50pm – Plenary Session with Ralph West, plus 10-min Q/A

Saturday, March 7
8:45am – Introduction
9:00-9:50am – Plenary Session with Bill Mounce
10:00-10:20am – Coffee and Refreshments
10:20-10:55am – Breakout Sessions with HBU Professors

      • Dr. Philip Marshall: TBD
      • Dr. Ben Blackwell: TBD
      • Dr. Felisi Sorgwe: Zealous for Good Works: Titus and James on Faith and Works

11:00-11:50am – Plenary Session with Ralph West
11:50am – Departing Thanks

Conference Location

Second Baptist Church
6400 Woodway Drive
Houston, Texas 77057
Woodway Village building (can look for a “Second Students” sign. It is also across the parking lot from Escalantes Tex-Mex Restaurant)

Going Further. . .

In case you would like to explore these issues beyond one weekend, we encourage you to consider the further options with Houston Theological Seminary.

Surveying. We offer several options for those interested to go further without starting up a formal degree program. A surveyor is someone who is taking a course in a not-for-credit capacity, simply for one’s own enjoyment and personal development. The cost to take a class as a surveyor is $180 if registered before the classes start. It is $200 after that. See the list of courses for surveying at our main Houston Theological Seminary page. You can register as a surveyor at that page in the Contact Us: Surveyor Registration, or register from here.

Pursuing a Degree. We offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees that focus on biblical, theological, and ministerial studies. For more details, check out the links to our specific degrees through the Department of Theology.