About the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal

The Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal makes available the educational resources of Gordon-Conwell and the larger evangelical community to pastors, lay leaders and churches for the purpose of encouraging personal and corporate renewal. These resources are offered in a variety of ways, including conferences, seminars, sabbaticals, curricular resources and audio and video recordings.


Alumni, join us February 24-26, 2014 for The Timothy Project for a retreat to reflect on your ministry. Click here to register.

Join us on March 4, 2014 for our Spring Pastors' Forum, "How Can a Biblical Sermon Be So Boring" with Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church and Council Member and Blogger at The Gospel Coalition. Spend a day with us as we learn how to improve our preaching skills.

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The Shoemaker Center offers a variety of conferences and events each year to promote church growth and renewal. Oasis Counseling is a counseling resource provided for Gordon-Conwell alumni in crisis.
Brown Bag Sabbatical A number of courses and curriculum are available for those wanting to go deeper in learning about the Bible. Media Resources include audio and video recordings of past events and current information about upcoming events.

Contact Information:

Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal, Ockenga Institute
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex Street, South Hamilton, MA 01982
ockenga@gcts.edu  |  800-294-2774

Many of the programs above are partially funded by a generous endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Shoemaker of Pittsburgh.