“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
It’s not a coincidence that John introduces Jesus as the Word. The Word, or “logos,” meant order, meaning, and truth to the Ancient Greeks; language has always been the means by which we organize our own thoughts and understand eternal truth. As people of the Word, it is important that we get our words right.
Words like “evangelical” have more power than ever—once it was enough to say, “I am a Christian,” or, “I’ve been born again,” but none of those analogues captures what it means to be a true evangelical. The great heroes of the faith, from Paul to Augustine and Calvin to Sproul, defined an evangelical as one who believes in the supremacy of Christ, the sufficiency of Scripture, and the sanctity of the gospel. True doctrine has not changed and cannot change: neither should our terms.
To that end, the theme of Shepherds’ Conference 2021 is “Reclaiming True Evangelicalism.” Our mission since 1980 has been “to provide the opportunity for men in church leadership to be challenged in their commitment to biblical ministry and to find encouragement together as servants of our chief Shepherd.” By the grace of God and with the help of our church family, we will continue to pursue that goal with excellence.
Our prayer is that this conference will be encouraging— that each message, breakout session, and providential conversation will help focus the hearts and minds of our attendees on the truth they have been called to proclaim. With this in mind, we hope you will be willing and committed to pray for, financially support, and serve at Shepherds’ Conference 2021.