Shepherds’ Conference is a three-day pastors conference held in early March at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles (this is the church that John MacArthur has pastored for 55 years). What started 40 years or so ago with about 100 pastors has grown into 5000 church leaders and laymen gathering from all corners of the world.

The mission of Shepherds Conference is 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 the Chief Shepherd.

That’s basically what takes place over those three days. Some of the most notable expository (verse-by-verse) pastors, such as MacArthur, Steve Lawson, HB Charles, Voddie Baucham, John Piper, Paul Washer, Alistair Begg (not this year as you know by now), Conrad Mbewe, Albert Mohler, and more, preach to the pastors who attend to strengthen and model to these pastors how to preach and lead their churches better.

It has been a blessing and time of growth for me to attend the Shepherds’ Conference about 15 times or more over the years. I just returned from the 2024 edition and will share some key takeaways from the conference, along with some man-at-the-conference interviews.

And the main takeaway is this: supernatural transformation takes place in lives when God’s supernatural Word leads the way in preaching.