2014 Conference: “Shepherding the Shepherd”
May 19, 2014
Please mark Monday, May 19, 2014 on your calendar for the Conference on the Church for God’s Glory at First Baptist Church of Rockford, Illinois. The theme of this year’s CCGG is “Shepherding the Shepherd.” Our speakers are all men who have served as pastors, trained pastors, or both.
Topics and speakers include the following: Shepherding the Shepherd (Mike Harding); A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Spiritual Gift of Leadership (David Huffstutler); 1 Timothy 3:1–7: The Call of God and the Qualifications for the Shepherd (Bruce Compton); The Shepherd and Suffering (Scott Williquette); The Shepherd and Conflict in the Flock (T. J. Klapperich); Jesus Christ: The Shepherd of Shepherds (Steve Thomas); The Shepherd and His Family (Al Benson); and The Successful Shepherd: What to Do When You’re Not One (Kevin Bauder).
Please consider setting aside this one day to let our Chief Shepherd minister to your soul through the Spirit and the Word. Let me encourage you to bring your staff members, deacons, and other church leaders. They will benefit from these sessions by hearing what are often difficult topics for a pastor to preach to his own church.
I also believe the nature of our theme and topics this year is important for pastors’ wives to hear as well. To encourage you to bring your wives, all ladies may come to the conference free of charge, even if their husbands are unable to attend. The only caveat is that the publisher’s bookroom will be limited to attendees who have paid to attend the conference.
Pastor David Huffstutler