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.


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.