Spring 2017 Pastors' Forum

Pastors' Forums provide an opportunity for you to be enriched, encouraged, and challenged on a wide variety of topics relevant to ministry by various speakers. These one-day seminars occur throughout the spring and fall semesters at Gordon-Conwell and are open not only to pastors, but to anyone interested in the presented topics.

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   February 28, 2017 | Pastoral Care and Gender Identity

Speaker: Steve Froehlich

How can we be a community that reflects God's purpose and heart for His people in the midst of a broken world? How do we stay committed to the teaching of Scripture but be mindful of the many needs of our community and respond with humility and love?

Please join us for our Spring Pastor's Forum with Dr. Steve Froehlich, Sr. Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, NY, for an all day session on Pastoral Care and Gender Identity. Dr. Froehlich’s white paper, Gender Dysphoria and Pastoral Care, will inform this conversation. Steve’s articles have also appeared in Critique: “Why Bother with Culture,” “Bringing Home the Bacon,” and “Blaming God.” He holds an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

The Pastor's Forum with Dr. Froehlich is in conjunction with the Dean's Forum luncheon. The event will take place in the Alumni Hall at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Lunch is included in the registration fee. (Please note that a nominal fee will be added to the ticket price at processing)

Please contact the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal for more information at shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu, (800) 294-2774.

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Schedule details coming soon!

Location: Alumni Hall, Gordon-Conwell Hamilton Campus


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Please note rate expiration and cancellation under seminar details. For any questions regarding registration, contact us via email or call (800) 294-2774. Special rates for the Gordon-Conwell Community are available. 


Seminar Details for Spring Pastors' Forum Series

Please note that the following is general information for our Pastors' Forums. Prices and locations may change depending on the event. Please contact us at (800) 294-2774 for more information.


The cost for the seminar includes registration, handouts, snacks, and lunch. The cost per individual for the seminar is $50, the group rate for four or more individuals is $35/person, the spouse rate is $25 with the purchase of a general registration, the student rate for the day is $15. 

Click here to register for the Spring Pastors' Forums

Special rates for the Gordon-Conwell Community (faculty/staff/students) are also available and may expire one week prior to each event. 

Please note that due to planning, registrations made within six business days prior to the seminar will not include lunch. Group rate and spouse rates will expire one week prior to each event.


You will receive an email confirmation upon registering that acts as your receipt and registration confirmation. If you do not receive it in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder. 

If you are not able to attend the seminar, you may transfer your registration to another guest by emailing us. Cancellations must be made five business days prior to the event to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made within five business days of the seminar will not be refunded. Registrations are non-refundable upon purchase for the Gordon-Conwell Community.


For most seminars, the first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. Seminars will take place in the Alumni Hall, located in the Kerr Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA. To confirm date or times, email us or call 800-294-2774. 


Click on the following for printable maps: Academic Center Map  |  Kerr Building Map  |  Campus Map 


For directions to the Hamilton Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, click here.


Guests are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the seminary. The closest MBTA Commuter Rail stops are on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line at North Beverly or Hamilton/Wenham. From there you may contact a taxi service to provide a ride from the train station to Gordon-Conwell. 

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Audio Recordings

All Pastors' Forums are recorded as a Builders Series.  These may be purchased at our online store or by email. A number of seminar and conference audio are available for free online at the Gordon-Conwell iTunesU site. Video recordings of various seminars and conferences may be viewed at the Gordon-Conwell YouTube site.

To see a list of past seminars and conferences hosted by the Shoemaker Center, visit our "Past Events" page. For more detailed information about past events, please email us or call 800-294-2774.

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