My church, Colonial Baptist Church, in conjunction with Shepherds Theological Seminary (which I am attending), recently concluded their first annual national church leaders’ conference. The theme was, “Christ and our changing culture,” and the speakers included names such as Al Mohler, Gene Getz, Erwin Lutzer, Rick Holland, Greg Gilbert, and Stephen Davey. You can see some of my notes from a few of the sessions here. The 2014 sessions are also now available to listen to online.
I’m excited to let you know that plans for next year’s conference (October 19-21, 2015) are already well underway. The theme is “The Church in the 21st Century,” dealing with the purpose and responsibilities of the church in this dispensation of grace, and particularly in our unique context in the 21st century. Some of next year’s confirmed speakers include: Darrell Bock, Paul David Tripp, Bruce Ware, Wayne Grudem, Danny Akin, Stephen Davey, David Hegg, along with several returning from this year. There are six other speakers who are not confirmed yet, but that should be figured out soon. There are plans for an expanded bookstore, enlarged venues, additional tracks, and more!
But here’s the exciting part — If you can register early, up until January 15, 2014, registration is only $99. After January 15, registration is $199 ($50 for your spouse), or $149 per person for a group of four. Registration includes breakfasts (which were amazing) and lunches, and almost $200 worth of books which you receive upon your arrival! You can register on the website at www.shepherds360.org.
The conference this year was extraordinary, and it was just the beginning! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to attend what I believe will become one of the best large-scale conferences in the nation for church leaders (including pastors, deacons, music leaders, counselors, etc.), and for those of us in the east, it’s one of the closest as well!