"[Apologetics] is opening the door, clearing the rubble, and getting rid of the hurdles so that people can come to Christ."

SES Steadfast Apologetics and Evangelism National Conference

Celebrating 30 Years!

Oct 11-12, 2024 • FBC Rock Hill, SC

Oct 11-12, 2024
FBC Rock Hill, SC

Formerly known as the SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics

Celebrating 30 Years of Apologetics Training

Take Your Faith to the Next Level

Don’t miss the 30th annual SES Steadfast National Conference – a celebration of faith, thought, and dialogue. For three decades, this conference has stood at the forefront of apologetics and evangelism training, bringing together scholars, students, and seekers of truth. Join us as we continue this proud tradition, delving into the profound questions of Christianity and fostering an environment of intellectual and spiritual growth. 

If you missed the conference in 2023, revisit President Ginn’s presentation. It is a moving and motivating message that will prepare you for the initiatives rolling out at this year’s conference.

Two Full Days of Learning
and Fellowship

More Than 50 Informative
and Challenging Sessions

Over 40 of Some of the Best
Christian Speakers

Student Price

$ 55
  • Save $10 on or before 8/1/24
Early Bird

Regular Price

$ 85
  • Save $10 on or before 8/1/24
Early Bird

Live-Stream Ticket

$ 50
  • Includes Streaming of Worship Center Sessions Only

Saturday Youth Event

$ 15
  • This Does NOT Provide Access to the Main Conference

At-the-door tickets for the main conference are available for $75 (students) and $105 (regular). 

Credit or debit card payment only. No discounts are available at the door. Any student, regardless of age, enrolled in for-credit courses qualifies for the student ticket rate. The Saturday Youth Event is a separate ticket and does NOT provide access to the main conference. Applicable taxes and fees will apply to all ticket types. Refunds are available up to seven days prior to the event (minus applicable fees).

Contact SES for more information about discounts: (704) 847-5600 x201
*Space is limited. All seating is first-come-first-served. Discounts are available to the main conference for homeschool families and skeptics.

Download our Steadfast National Conference Partner Guide for more information about partnering with us as an exhibitor or corporate partner.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Stephen Cutchins

Executive Director, TTM

Judge Phil Ginn

President, SES

Dr. Gary Habermas

GaryHabermas.com

Dr. Richard G. Howe

Provost, SES
Pastor Allen Jackson

Pastor Allen Jackson

Allen Jackson Ministries

Dr. Casey Luskin

Discovery Institute

Dr. Fazale "Fuz" Rana

President, Reasons to Believe

Dr. Frank Turek

President, CrossExamined.org

Stacy Washington

Stacy on the Right

Friday Afternoon Debate

Does Belief in Inerrancy Necessitate a Particular View
of the Age of the Earth?

Debate

Plus More than 30 Other Great Speakers!

*SES does not necessarily endorse the specific views of all conference speakers, partners, vendors, etc. Schedule is subject to change without notice. As an event attendee, willfully attending this publicly ticketed event, you agree that Southern Evangelical Seminary can use your image/likeness for social media promotion, marketing materials, etc. For questions or concerns please contact the seminary at (704) 847-5600.

An AFTERNOON OF LEARNING

Saturday Youth Event

Saturday afternoon will feature an event-within-the-event of sorts. Youth are invited to purchase the Saturday-only youth event ticket for an afternoon of training in FBC Rock Hill gym. Be challenged and equipped to know why you believe! Please note, the Saturday Youth Event ticket does NOT provide access to the main the conference sessions and breakouts. It is also NOT the same as the student price for main conference tickets. The Saturday Youth Event is a separately ticketed event with its own check-in on Saturday afternoon in the FBC Rock Hill gym.

Apologetics & Evangelism

Special Conference Add-Ons

Thursday night pre-event

Evolution & Intelligent Design

Join Reasons to Believe and SES for a Thursday night pre-event that will tackle issues related to evolution and intelligent design. More info will be coming soon about topic details!

Sponsored by: Reasons to Believe

SES recruiting students

Free Friday Luncheon

Prospective SES Student Luncheon

If you are considering an apologetics-focused degree or certificate, SES is the place for you. Come learn more about SES from SES alum Dr. Frank Turek, SES Provost Dr. Richard Howe, and other SES students and alumni.

Sponsored by: Spot Available

More than 50 sessions in all

General Schedule

**Full schedule details and speaker information will be available via the digital conference app (accessible with a web browser or mobile app). You will receive instructions for accessing the app whenever you purchase a ticket. For questions or concerns please contact the seminary at (704) 847-5600.**

Thursday night pre-event

7:00pm – Pre-event hosted by Reasons to Believe featuring Dr. Fuz Rana, Dr. J. Thomas Bridges, & Dr. Casey Luskin
(separate ticket required)

Friday

9:00am – Dr. Fazale “Fuz” Rana
10:00am – Dr. Richard Howe
10:45am – Break
11:15am – Breakout Sessions
12:00pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:45pm – Breakout Sessions
2:30pm – Break
3:00pm – Debate with Dr. Terry Mortenson & Dr. Hugh Ross
4:45pm – Dinner (own your own)
6:30pm – Evening Sessions
6:55pm – Stacy Washington
7:45pm – Pastor Allen Jackson

Saturday

9:00am – Breakout Sessions
9:45am – Break
10:15am – President Phil Ginn
& Dr. Stephen Cutchins
11:15am – Dr. Frank Turek
12:00pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:45pm – Breakout Sessions
2:30pm – Break
3:00pm – Dr. Casey Luskin
4:00pm – Dr. Gary Habermas
4:45pm – Closing Remarks from President Ginn

Saturday YOUTH event (in gym)

COMING SOON

Local Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Rock Hill

650 Tinsley Way, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-325-2800

Link Coming Soon

Homes2

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rock Hill

1285 Old Springdale Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-980-6000

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Rock Hill

2111 Tabor Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-325-1100

Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites Rock Hill

578 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-329-7400

LaQuinta Rock Hill

1235 Springdale Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-817-7500

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