Conferences and Events

Along with the many other resources The Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal makes available, conferences and events are a major part of our center. We strive to make the educational resources of Gordon-Conwell and the larger evangelical community available to pastors, lay leaders and churches for the purpose of encouraging personal and corporate renewal.

We are excited to host a special conference this fall in honor of Dr. Garth Rosell called The Surprising Work of God: Calling the Church to Spiritual Renewal being held from October 13-14, 2015. Click here for more information and to register.


Marshall Hudson Summer Conference The Marshall Hudson Conference is a two-day conference that provides instruction on a specific theme each year. The Timothy Project provides encouragement and reflection for recent graduates.
Pastors' Forums Pastors' Forums are one-day seminars that provide inspiration and instruction to pastors on a variety of topics each fall and spring. The Spurgeon Sabbatical provides pastors with a week of learning and fellowship.
Brown Bag Sabbatical The Brown Bag Sabbatical gives you an opportunity to join other pastors for a week-long study leave. Pastors Roundtable Groups are monthly discussion groups for pastors in New England.
D.Min. Writing Programs provide students with intensive help on their thesis projects twice a year. Visit our Past Events page for a list of many of our recent events and links to media resources.

Contact Information:

Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal, Ockenga Institute
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex Street, S. Hamilton, MA 01982 | 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.