IPL Summer Scripture Conference 2023


Dear Summer Scripture Conference Enthusiast,

Many of you have been eagerly anticipating communication regarding the Summer Scripture Conference for 2023. We have spent a great deal of time discussing the Conference, and its future. We’d like to share the fruit of these discussions with you.

The Summer Scripture Conference has a long and illustrious history and has experienced many renditions over its 50 years, never ceasing to remain relevant and inspirational. To keep this beautiful tradition alive some adjustments are necessary. As the saying goes, if we want things to remain the same, we’ll have to make some changes.

The Institute for Pastoral Leadership does not have the capacity to support the Conference on its own. Therefore, going forward, we are happy to announce a collaboration with our colleagues at the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. With our past collaborative history and combined efforts, the Institute for Pastoral Leadership and Institute for Pastoral Studies are committed to the high-quality event that the Summer Scripture Conference will continue.

In addition to our partnership with the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago other changes for Summer Scripture are planned, including a change of date.

SSC will take place from Thursday, August 3rd -Sunday, August 6th, 2023

While still in the process of planning the event for the Summer of 2023, the following elements of the Summer Scripture Conference will remain:

· The conference will be held on the beautiful University of Saint Mary of the Lake grounds

· High quality scripture scholars will be presenting

· Socials and liturgies will be celebrated

The theme of the 2023 conference is “Catching the Wind: Pneumatology in Sacred Scripture”

We deeply appreciate your love and support of the special conference we have come to cherish. It is our hope that the upcoming changes will breathe new life into the conference and that its fruits will be more widely received.

More information, including registration, will be coming soon (including details about the 50th anniversary to be celebrated in 2024).

You can contact us by email at summerscripture@usml.edu.

For more information contact Associate Director, Michelle Shaffer, MAPS
mshaffer@usml.edu  OR  847-970-4926