Annual Conference

2017 Society of Vineyard Scholars Annual Conference

June 22–24, 2017
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

The eighth annual Society of Vineyard Scholars conference will be held on June 22-24, 2017 in New Haven, CT, USA. The conference will be hosted by Elm City Vineyard Church, and all meetings will be held on the beautiful campus of Yale Divinity School. This interdisciplinary, international conference is for Vineyard and “Vineyard-friendly” folks who like to think theologically in community. All are welcome. For non-US participants, registration fees will be covered and, where possible, host housing will be provided free of charge.

The Call for Papers for SVS 2017 is now available for download. Proposals are due by March 15, 2017.

Extensive conference details will follow in the coming weeks, including information about plenary speakers, registration, housing, travel, and so on.

Members of the Society will be able to download and discuss the conference papers by logging in on the SVS forum at

Conference Theme and Highlights

The broad, interdisciplinary conversations at the SVS 2016 conference will focus around scholarly reflection on the following themes:

  • The Kingdom and the Nations
  • Pedagogy and the Kingdom
  • The Vineyard and Protestantism
  • The Kingdom and the Flourishing of Cities

As in previous years, there will also be numerous panel sessions featuring presentations of and responses to papers written by SVS participants spread over Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. This interaction forms the heart of what we do at SVS.

As always, we will make significant time for prayer, worship, and prophetic ministry.  We highly value the essential relationship between worship, the presence of God, and the life of the mind, and we will bear that value out in our time together. Many people have found that God speaks to them with profundity and power during worship and ministry times at SVS.

Hospitality for participants from outside the USA

Once again this year, conference registration fees will be waived for non-US participants, and local housing will be arranged, free of charge, for as many international participants as we can accommodate. The sign-up form for local housing will become available after registration opens.


Further details about the SVS 2017 conference will be added to this page as they become available. If you have urgent questions, please email .

See you in New Haven!