Getting Ready for the Shepherds' Conference!!!!

UPDATE:
Please see http://gospelliving.blogspot.com/2009/03/shepherds-conference-audio.html for a full listing of Shepherds' Conference audio and corresponding speaker notes, as well as information on how to download the MP3's for free or to purchase the audio in other formats.
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Next Wednesday kicks things off, and I'm just sitting here in anticipation, watching them set up.
This is going to be exciting. Here is the lineup:

Dr. John MacArthur

Dr. John MacArthur Dr. John MacArthur has been the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church for 40 years. His pulpit ministry provides the material for the Grace to You radio ministry. John is the author of more than 70 books, including The Gospel according to Jesus, Hard to Believe, and The MacArthur Study Bible. He is also a conference speaker and president of The Master’s College and Seminary. He and his wife, Patricia, have four children and 13 grandchildren.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler

Dr. R. Albert Mohler Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. He is an ordained minister and is recognized as a leading evangelical theologian. He has served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches.
Besides hosting a nationwide radio program on the Salem Radio Network, Dr. Mohler also writes daily commentaries and blogs addressing theological, moral, and cultural issues. He is a popular preacher, teacher, and lecturer, as well as a frequent guest on national and international news outlets. He and his wife, Mary, have two children.

Dr. Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven Lawson Dr. Steven Lawson is the senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Lawson serves on the board of directors of The Master’s College and Seminary and the ministerial board for Reformed Theological Seminary.
In addition to his pulpit ministry, Dr. Lawson has written ten books, including Faith under Fire, Made in Our Image, and Famine in the Land: A Passionate Call to Expository Preaching. He and his wife, Anne, have four children: Andrew, James, Grace Anne, and John.

Dr. Rick Holland

Dr. Rick Holland Dr. Rick Holland serves as both senior associate pastor and college pastor at Grace Community Church. He is the director of the doctor of ministries program and a faculty associate in homiletics at The Master’s Seminary. Rick is also the founder and executive director of the Resolved Conference.
Dr. Holland has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (B.S.), The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Rick and his wife, Kim, have three sons.

Phillip R. Johnson

Phil Johnson Phil Johnson is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of John’s major books. But he may be best known for several popular websites he maintains, including The Spurgeon Archive, Pyromaniacs, and The Hall of Church History. Phil has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Moody Bible Institute and was an editor at Moody Press before coming to Grace Church.
Phil and his wife, Darlene, have three adult sons.

Tom Pennington

Tom Pennington Tom Pennington is the senior pastor of Countryside Bible Church in the Dallas area. Before his ministry in Texas, Tom served 16 years in various roles connected to Grace Community Church, including senior associate pastor and personal assistant to John MacArthur. For many years he was also managing director of Grace to You, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the international radio, audio, publications, and internet ministry. He serves on the boards of Grace to You and The Master’s College and Seminary. In addition to his pulpit ministry, he is actively involved internationally in training pastors in expository preaching. Tom and his wife, Sheila, have three daughters.
For those not going, you have a lot to look forward to in the way of downloads. For you and those of us privileged enough to attend, here be the seminar lineup:

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

TimeSession TitleTeacher
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Ask Our Elders
An interactive forum on practical ministry issues
Rob Iverson
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM From Moses to Malachi
How to preach the Old Testament
Irv Busenitz
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM How Firm a Foundation
A philosophy of ministry built upon the text of scripture
Tom Patton
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Preaching with Purity
Consecrating your heart as you prepare for the pulpit
Rick Holland
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Restoration Hardware
Understanding the goal of church discipline
Bill Shannon
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM What is an Evangelical?
Examining the ever-changing definition
Phil Johnson
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Why Are We Losing Our Youth?
And what you church can do to prevent it
Austin Duncan

Thursday, March 05, 2009

TimeSession TitleTeacher
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM A Multitude of Counselors
How to train lay leadership to assist you in biblical counseling
John Street
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Making Waves without Sinking the Ship
How biblical leadership both creates and resolves conflict
Rob Iverson
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Missional Madness
Reclaiming the Great Commission in your local church
Jesse Johnson
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Preaching with Precision
Studying the passage with accuracy and care
Bill Barrick
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Striving for a balanced approach to music in worship
Clayton Erb
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Servants, Not Spectators
Motivating and mobilizing members into the work of the ministry
Brent Small
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM The Gospel According to James
Keys to preaching this life-transforming letter
Will Varner
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM When Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Cultivating your church's passion for its missionaries
John Glass

Thursday, March 05, 2009

TimeSession TitleTeacher
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM A Family for the Fatherless
Living out the gospel through adoption and mercy ministry
Mark Tatlock
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM A New Kind of Fool
Assessing the New Atheism from a biblical perspective
Nathan Busenitz
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Authentic or Counterfeit?
What the Bible teaches about faith healing
Richard Mayhue
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Enseñando la Palabra de Dios con Eficacia
Principios básicos de comunicación y enseñanza bíblica (In Spanish)
Henry Tolopilo
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Families in the Fishbowl
What every pastor and elder needs to know about raising his kids
Chris Hamilton
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Preaching with Purpose
Crafting an effective sermon that stays faithful to the text
Tom Pennington
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Throw Out Your Fleece
A guide to biblical decision making
Jon Rourke

Friday, March 06, 2009

TimeSession TitleTeacher
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM An Army of One
The call to cultivate unity in your local church
Kurt Gebhards
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Even Unto the Least of These
Ministering effectively to those with Autism, Downs Syndrome, and other special needs
Rick McLean
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM How to Save the Planet
Developing a biblical model for world missions
Kevin Edwards
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Just the FAQs
Answering the common ministry questions that we have received over the years
Rick Holland
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM O Worship the King
Igniting a passion for corporate worship in your church
Andy Snider
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Preaching with Passion
Proclaiming the sermon with clarity and conviction
Alex Montoya
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM The Gospel According to Muhammad
Addressing the fallacies of Islam
Bill Barrick

Hope you'll be blessed!

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