It is a pleasure to invite you to the North American Church-Building Teachers Conference. The conference is organized by a committee of ICOC teachers and will take place in Secaucus, NJ, on Sept 22-23, 2023. Click here to register.


The theme of conference is: “Educate. Equip. Inspire.”

This conference will focus on practical matters of how to build and strengthen effective teaching ministries in the local church.


Each presentation will be allowed 30 minutes (about 3,500 written words) followed by 15 minutes of question and response. 

Call for Papers*

If you are interesting in presenting at the conference, we invite you to submit an abstract of your paper/presentation. The abstract must be no more than 300 words and should succinctly explain your proposed topic.

A committee of ICOC Teachers in North America will look through the abstract submissions and notify selected presentations. 

Some Potential Topics (feel free to submit other ideas)

  • Raising up teachers
  • Building a teaching ministry
  • Forming a teaching community
  • Enhancing the gift of teaching
  • Maturing, equipping, educating, and inspiring the church through the teaching ministry
  • Getting started in the teaching ministry
  • Teaching in a small church setting

Guide for authors/presenters

The deadline to submit abstracts is May 31, 2023. Submit your abstract to

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: May 31, 2023 
  • Notification of selected presentations: June 15, 2023

For any enquires regarding the program, please contact

We look forward to seeing you at North American Church-Building Teachers Conference.

Grace and peace,
G. Steve Kinnard 

While a “Call for Papers” might be new to some in the ICOC, this practice is common in academic circles. The primary reason for this approach is to allow individuals to present their research, work, or what they are passionate about. Your paper or presentation does not need to be complete. We just need to see what you would present if your abstract is selected.