Spring Pastors' Conference: The Imperfect Pastor - Gordon Conwell
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Spring Pastors’ Conference: The Imperfect Pastor

April 9 at 9:45 am3:00 pm EDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Leaders in ministry are pressured to produce large, famous things as fast as possible. But the things that matter most in the lives of those we serve require small, mostly overlooked graces over a longer period of time. Pastoring and preaching are best when seen as acts of love and wonder hovering within the ordinary lives of particular people. This means we also need wisdom. When competing cultural questions, political voices, and individual doubts rise, it can feel more difficult to know which voices belong with Jesus, and how to wisely help others hear his voice and biblically follow him. In these conversations, Dr. Zack Eswine will spur you on to taste the goodness of wiser loves and skills for your life and ministry.


9:45-10:45 a.m. Plenary Session I: The Imperfect Preacher
12:00-1:30 p.m. Dean’s Forum: Locating Jesus in our Political Moment (lunch included)
1:45-3:00 p.m. Plenary Session II: The Imperfect Pastor

Register by April 1

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Dean’s Forums exist to explore topics of church, culture, and theology. To learn more about upcoming events and to watch recordings of previous events, visit the Dean’s Forum page.

Rev. Dr. Zack Eswine (PhD) serves as Lead Pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. Having served in campus ministry, congregational ministry, and as a professor, Zack has served as a pastoral leader for over thirty years.

Zack’s books include The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in Our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with JesusPreaching to a Post-Everything WorldRecovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes, and Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those Who Suffer from Depression.

Zack and his wife Jessica co-founded Sage Christianity to bring the questions of our cultural moment into conversation with the wisdom of Jesus by providing wisdom formation for leaders in ministry.


April 9
9:45 am – 3:00 pm EDT
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