Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Shepherd's Conference 2016 begins tomorrow

My friend Craig wrote the following and I agree. I am SO looking forward to the Shepherd's Conference! It's live streamed, then archived. It's especially poignant to see 4,500 pastors gather to be ministered TO. The impact of such numbers of mature, loving, leading shepherds makes one realize that churches across America and other nations are blessed with God-raised men who labor for His name. It's very encouraging simply to see so many of them. Also please be sure to listen to the 4,000 gathered men sing hymns, it will stir your soul and overwhelm your emotions. Now to Craig's comment-
"If I was forced to choose only one event each year which I could attend or watch, John MacArthur's Shepherd's Conference would win hands down. It is specifically geared to minister to the pastors, elders and leaders of the local church. 
"And as such it is very meaty due to the spiritual maturity of those in attendance. I say this not to discourage those who might not consider themselves to be theological scholars but simply for them to know in advance that many things might be discussed without the benefit of filling in some of the gaps you might usually expect to hear with a less Biblically educated audience. Not a less Christian gathering, just one that might need to hear some of the gaps filled in so as not to be confused or worse feel misinformed."
"This particular gathering of attendees do not require that level of detail so expect that to be the case as you listen. It might even be a catalyst for many of you to do some research on your own since "spoon feeding" will not be the order of the day as we have become so accustomed to hearing and expecting."
All times (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time.
Shepherds' Conference 2016 - March 9 - 13
https://www.shepherdsconference.org/




To give you a foretaste, here are thousands of shepherds whose voices are lifted up in praise of the Lamb. Pray for them! Each one of the heads you see and each of the voices you hear are from men God has enabled to shepherd people like you. For many of them, this is the only R&R these warriors receive all year. Grizzled solders persevering during the long war, new and naive soldiers fresh to the battlefield, overwhelmed by the heated warfare, stagger or sprint to this lone battlefield station where they are refreshed and nurtured for a few short days before leaving to take up arms once again.




6 comments :

  1. My pastor and several of the elders will be there!

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  2. My brother and father are there! Elizabeth, question for you: I thought this was just for pastors (men). How are you able to go? I sure would love to go!

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    1. Hi Leslie A,

      I'm so sorry for any confusion! I am not going. It is just for men. I am looking forward to the live stream. And what I miss during the day I will catch up on in the archive.

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    2. Ahh! I wondered! haha I want to watch, too :)

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  3. Thank you Elizabeth for the beautiful post. I found out about the conference from your blog last year and what a feast! I also learned about Pastor John MacArthur from your blog. That started my journey and by God's grace was called out of darkness. This time last year I was praying for a biblical and faithful church. And the Lord has been gracious to lead me to a reformed baptist church about 6 months ago. My pastor attends the conference every year and we all look forward to the meal he'll bring back for us. Before all of this the Lord led me to your blog and what a blessing it's been. May Christ bless you and strengthen you in your corner of the battlefield.
    Your sister in Christ, Celida

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    1. What a wonderfully uplifting testimony! I'm so thrilled God called you out of the darkness and you found such meaty and wonderful offerings from Dr MacArthur and the Shepherd's Conference!!!!

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