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.

Join us on April 11-12, 2014 for our Marshall Hudson Spring Conference, "Inside-Out & Upside Down: The Subversive Power of Christian Discipleship with Mark Buchanan, a pastor, a professor and an award winning author whose work has been published in Christianity Today, Books and Culture, Leadership Journal, and Discipleship Magazine. Come and learn about what radical discipleship is all about.

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The Divine Presence Conference  was held October 17-18, 2013, in honor of Dr. Gary Pratico. Marshall Hudson Summer Conference The Marshall Hudson Conference is a two-day conference that provides instruction on a specific theme each year.
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 Timothy Project provides encouragement and reflection for recent graduates.
Brown Bag Sabbatical The Brown Bag Sabbatical gives you an opportunity to join other pastors for a week-long study leave. The Spurgeon Sabbatical provides pastors with a week of learning and fellowship.
D.Min. Writing Programs provide students with intensive help on their thesis projects twice a year. Pastors Roundtable Groups are monthly discussion groups for pastors in New England.
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.