ETS Annual Conference 2023 – ‘The Church Among the Ruins’

Registration is open for this year’s conference which will take place on Saturday 28 October 2023 at St Columba’s Free Church. All welcome!

Our conference this year will take place on Saturday 28th October on the theme The Church Among the Ruins.

How should Christians understand and live in times of great tumult – when the world around us seems to crumble, when compromise threatens the church from within? This conference is meant to explore our identity, relationships, and responsibilities during this present, passing age.

Speakers include Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson (Aberdeen), Dr James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh), and ETS faculty. 

The conference will explore such topics as:

  • Church as Pilgrims
  • Church as Witness, Church as Neighbour
  • Church Militant, Church Triumphant
  • Church as Persecuted, Church as Hopeful
  • Church as Bride of Christ
  • Difficult Questions

The event is open to students, church members, and the general public. We look forward to welcoming you to the Annual Conference, in person, in our beautiful city!


Saturday 28 October, 9.00am – 5.00pm
St Columba’s Free Church, Edinburgh (EH1 2PW)

* General registration: £15 per person

* Special ETS alumni registration: £20 per person
This includes a catered lunch on the day at ETS, gifts of appreciation, and an extra, unique session. Open to all alumni from ETS degree courses (BTh and MTh). Reconnect with faculty and friends!

Limited Conference Giveaway!
The first 50 people to book a general or alumni ticket to the conference will receive a free copy of the book Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored by pastors Michael Brown and Zachary Keele! 

Covenant theology is at the heart of the Reformed understanding of Scripture and redemptive history, and this is the one the best accessible introductions to it. Register now and get your copy at the conference thanks to a kind gift from the publisher, Reformed Fellowship, Inc.

Latest News

10 August 2023
Everyone is warmly invited to attend the service on Monday 4th September at St Columba’s Free Church of Scotland. Dr Ben Castaneda, ETS lecturer in Greek and New Testament, will deliver this year’s opening address.