The Most Important Doctrine You’ve Never Heard Of?

Union with Christ. We couldn’t be any more excited about taking up this theme at our upcoming conference for pastors.

Whether this doctrine is an old friend or one you haven’t heard much about, it will be greatly enriching to give three days to basking in the theology and everyday implications with Michael Horton, Sinclair Ferguson, and John Piper. (Full schedule below.)

Whether or not it’s a live option for you to join us, we invite you into the 2-minute video below, narrated by John Piper. Our prayer is that you might pick up something fresh about this important doctrine and be inspired for a lifetime of diving deeper into its bottomless sea.

Register by January 1 to receive a $15 discount on the conference rate.

The Pastor, the Vine, and the Branches

The Remarkable Reality of Union with Christ

Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors

February 3–5, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plenary Sessions

  • John Piper, Glorifying God by Bearing Fruit in Union with Christ (John 15:1–11)

  • Sinclair Ferguson, Union with Christ: Mind-Renewing Foundations (Romans 6:1–14)

  • Michael Horton, John Calvin on Union with Christ

  • Sinclair Ferguson, Union with Christ: Life-Transforming Implications (Colossians 3:1–17)

  • Michael Horton, Union with Christ and the Communion of Saints

  • John Piper, The Ministry of Hudson Taylor as Life in Christ

Pre-Conference and Seminars

  • Paul David Tripp, Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

  • Paul David Tripp, Living the Gospel That You Preach

  • Jared Wilson, The Promise in Pastoral Weakness

  • Kempton Turner, The Pastor’s Purity and Pleasure

  • Rick Gamache, Pastoring Your Wife and Kids

  • David Mathis & Jonathan Parnell, How to Stay Christian in Seminary – And Any Season of Waiting

Plus seven 10-minute “small talks” from Horton, Ferguson, Tripp, Wilson, Sam Crabtree, Jason DeRouchie, and Andy Naselli. More information at the event page.

David Mathis (@davidcmathis) is executive editor at, pastor at Cities Church (Minneapolis), and adjunct professor for Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has edited several books, including Thinking. Loving. Doing., Finish the Mission, and Acting the Miracle, and is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.