Pastors’ Forums - Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal

Upcoming Pastors’ Forums

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 occur throughout the spring and fall semesters at Gordon-Conwell and are open to anyone interested in the presented topics.

Pastors and ministry leaders are invited to attend this separate event after the March Dean’s Forum to explore more deeply how spiritual formation and pastoral ministry intersect with the Christian vision of the body and the variety of different ways we are called into relationships with others.

Cost is $30. Registration is required and includes a complimentary copy of Dr Tennent’s book ‘For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body’.

About the Speaker

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent currently serves as the President of Asbury Theological Seminary. Previously, he was the Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell. He has pastored churches in Georgia, and in several of the largest churches in New England. He is a frequent conference speaker and the author of numerous books, including ‘For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body’.



Many of our events are recorded (with speakers permission) and photographs may be taken for publicity purposes and promotion on social media.

For more information regarding this or to request that your image not be used for this purpose, please contact the Shoemaker Center at [email protected].

130 Essex Street, South Hamilton, MA 01982


From the Mass Pike (I-90) and Points West

Take Rt. 128 North to Grapevine Road (exit 17). Turn left off the exit ramp. Continue past Gordon College; take the first right-hand turn onto Rt. 22 (Rubbly Road). Turn left at the first stop sign (Essex Street). The entrance to the Seminary is 200 yds. on the right.

From Boston and Points South

Take Rt. 1, I-93, etc. to Rt. 128 North. Continue north to exit 17. Follow directions listed above.

From Western New Hampshire and Vermont

Take I-93 south to Rt. 128 North. Continue north to exit 17. Follow directions listed above.

From Eastern New Hampshire and Maine

Take I-95 South to Rt. 133 (exit 54). Take Rt. 133 East to Rt. 1A. Turn right, following Rt. 1A South through Ipswich into Hamilton. Turn left on Bridge Street; take second right on Woodbury Street to the Seminary’s east entrance.

Parking is available in the lot next to the Academic Building. Follow the signs as you enter campus.


From Logan Airport

If you are visiting the Seminary, pick up arrangements from Logan Airport can be arranged. Please call toll-free at (800) 428-7329 as early as possible to make these arrangements. If you plan to rent a car at the Airport take Rt. 1A to 60 West; from Rt. 60 pick up Rt. 1 North, then Rt. 128 North. Follow the directions for 128 North as above under “From the Mass Pike…”.


From Boston, Using Public Transportation

The commuter rail leaves from the North Station and is a very comfortable 45 minute train ride. Our campus is a quick 5 minute drive from the Hamilton/ Wenham train stop (located on the Newburyport/Rockport line). Visit the Mass Bay Transit Authoritity (MBTA) for fare information, train schedule, and route map. You will likely need to call for a friend or ride-share to travel from the train station to campus, we are not directly on a public transportation line.

GCTS Hamilton Campus Map