Thanksgiving Conference


Join us November 21-24 for our annual Thanksgiving Conference!

Our speakers this year are Bill Busshaus and Matthew McLean. 

Scroll down to read more about them.

Delicious meals are shared and hours of solid Biblical teaching are preached. It is always a great time of refreshment and fellowship. Sessions begin Tuesday evening and continue through Friday morning.

As always, the conference is free to attend! We would love to have you for the entire conference, but if you're unable, feel free to join us for just a session or two. 

If you are interested in reserving accommodations at His Hill, would like local hotel suggestions, and/or would like to come for meals, please contact our office.

Bill Busshaus

Bill Busshaus has been associated with His Hill since 1981. He was raised in a home never having seen a Bible or heard a Bible verse. In 1972 at the age of 19 he was in a car accident which resulted in him being paralyzed from the waist down. He was saved in 1977, through the actions of a young girl who gave him a New Testament to read. In 1980 he was ordained into Christian Ministry and in 1981 he married and moved to His Hill.

Bill served for many years at His Hill in different roles, mainly on the teaching staff. He has also pastored at several different churches in the area. Bill  has four children, one of whom is married and He has two delightful grandchildren. He is semi- retired and lives with his wife Ellen in Fredericksburg, Texas. He guest speaks at the Hill, occasionally fills pulpits when needed, and teaches a home Bible study group.

Conference topic: Rest and Contentment in Christ

Summary: A look at the Biblical testimony that being at rest in one's soul and enjoying contentment of heart are evidences that one is in Christ and walking daily by His Spirit. Some Passages to be Covered are; Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 73, Matthew 6:19-34, Philippians 4:10-13, and 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.

Matthew Mclean

Matthew, along with his wife Jessica, have been serving The Lord with Torchbearers in Quebec Canada for the past 15 years. Matthew is presently the Director and Principal of the Capernwray Quebec center in Canada.

Some of his favorite activities are sports, music and writing, skiing and chasing his 5 energetic children around. In earlier years, Matthews trades included barbering and landscaping. He has since picked up carpentry while building his own house and enjoys sharing Christ’s Life & word whatever context he finds himself.

Conference Topic: Highlights from the Minor Prophets

Summary: The minor prophets share a Major contemporary message for us all today. The truths of a Life of Rest in Christ are throughout the whole of the scriptures, the minor prophets being no exception. Join us as we search together through the timeless truths of Gods word, to be both challenged as well as encouraged as we seek to hear from our Risen and Indwelling Savior Jesus Christ.


The Mill Dam Rd. bridge has been closed for rebuilding. 

Please follow the directions at the bottom of our location page.

Thanksgiving Schedule

Tuesday, November 21

2:00-5:00pm        Registration

6:00pm                 Supper

7:30pm                 Bill Busshaus

8:30pm                 Dessert

Wednesday, November 22

8:00am                  Breakfast

9:15am                  Matthew McLean

10:15am                Coffee Break

11:00am                Bill Busshaus

12:30pm                Lunch

6:00pm                  Supper

7:30pm                  Matthew McLean

8:30pm                  Dessert

Thursday, November 23

8:00am                   Breakfast

9:15am                   Matthew McLean

10:15am                 Coffee Break

11:00am                 Bill Busshaus

1:00pm                   Thanksgiving Dinner

6:00pm                   Supper

7:30pm                   Bill Busshaus

8:30pm                   Dessert

Friday, November 24

8:00am                    Breakfast

9:15am                    Matthew McLean

10:15am                  Coffee Break

11:00am                  Bill Busshaus

12:30pm                  Lunch

Activities and Amenities

Our tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, as well as our gym, are available for your use during the afternoons of the conference.

You will have the opportunity on Wednesday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful Hill Country on a leisurely bike ride, or at our high ropes course. Please sign up in the bookstore by Wednesday after breakfast. The cost is $10.00 per person, per activity. Space is limited. 

child care 

Child care is available free of charge during each session for children 8 and under.


Parking is available across from the Chapel, in the office parking lot, in front of the Dining Hall, and outside Emmanuel dorm.


Wi-Fi is available to our guests in our office lounge.