2016 Fall Pastors' Forum Series

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.


For information about recordings for our past forums, visit the Ockenga Institute Online Store or email us.

  October 18 - Zack Eswine  |  November 9 - James Choung

Registration  |  Seminar Details

About our Speakers for Fall 2016

October 18, 2016

Zack Eswine
Pastor, Riverside Church

Dr. Zack Eswine serves as the Pastor at Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, where he also lives with his wife Jessica and their three children. Zack has authored a number of books including The Imperfect Pastor (Crossway, 2015), Spurgeon's Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression (Christian Focus, 2015), Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes (P&R, 2013) among others. For more on Zack, visit his website

November 9, 2016

James Choung
National Director of Evangelism, InterVarsity

James Choung has been involved in campus ministries for over 23 years, empowering rising generations of Kingdom world-changers. He currently serves as InterVarsity's National Director of Evangelism and is ordained with the Association of Vineyard Churches. He is the author of True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In and its follow-up, Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out. For more on James, visit his website.






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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. 

Registration will be available in the near future. 

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 $45, the group rate for four or more individuals is $35/person, the spouse rate is $25 with the purchase of a general registration.  

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 9:00 a.m. Seminars will take place in either Alumni Hall, located in the Kerr Building or the Kaiser Chapel located in the Academic Center, 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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