2019 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.

March 18, 2019 | Small Town Summit:
Gospel-Shaped Ministry to Small Places

Small Town Summits, in partnership with The Gospel Coalition New England, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Small Town Jesus, invites small-town/rural pastors, ministry leaders, and laypeople from around New England to join us for a one-day Summit. What does it looks like for small-place ministries to be distinctively gospel-shaped and have a vision for the excitement, challenges, and importance of rural ministry?

Our main speakers are Richard Lints (Vice President for Academic Affairs, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Brad Roth (a pastor in rural Kansas and author of the award-winning God’s Country), and Donnie Griggs (a pastor in small-town North Carolina and author of the popular book Small Town Jesus). In addition there will be practically-oriented breakout sessions led by small-town/rural pastors and laypeople from around New England.

This Small Town Summit will take place on the campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. 

TO REGISTER: https://stsnewengland.eventbrite.com

For more information on this Small Town Summit, including photos and bios of plenary and breakout speakers, and descriptions of all the breakout sessions, please go to: https://www.smalltownsummits.com/sts-new-england

For more information on The Gospel Coalition New England:https://newengland.thegospelcoalition.org

Contact the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal for more information at Shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu.

April 5, 2019 | Discipleship that Works with Greg Ogden:
Forum for Pastors and Disciple-Makers

Jesus told us to make disciples, and we all want to carry out that commission. But so often we feel unequipped to carry out the task.  If that describes where you are, this conference is for you!  Greg Ogden, one of the leading experts in the field of discipleship, will help us think through how to develop discipleship incubating churches and focus on producing disciple-making disciples.  Through lively worship, plenary presentations, and small group interaction, we will be better equipped to become effective disciple makers.

This forum is collaboration of the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal, The Discipleship Inititive, and The Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

TO REGISTER: https://discipleshipworks.eventbrite.com

April 9, 2019 | Ockenga Lectureship with Rev. Dr. Mary Hulst:
Five Questions for Better Sermons


The Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal invites you to join us for the Ockenga Lectureship "Five Questions for Better Sermons" with Rev. Dr. Mary Hulst.

Dr. Hulst will offer insights in three different events on campus. 

11:10 - 12:00 Dr. Hulst will preach in the Kiaser Chapel during our regular chapel service - free and open to all

12:15-1:15 Dr. Hulst will give a brief talk during lunch in the Alumni Hall. 
Tickets are $10, Reservations must be made by April 1 to reserve your seat

1:30 - 4:00 Dr. Hulst will continue her reflections from her book, "A Little Handbook for Preachers" during our Pastor's Forum held in Alumni Hall.
Tickets are $25. Discount tickets for Lunch and Forum are $30. Reservations must be make by April 1 to reserve your seat for lunch

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: https://ockengahulst.eventbrite.com

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