As many of you know, the annual Shepherds’ Conference takes place this week at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles. It begins on Wednesday morning, and concludes Friday evening. Myself, Chuck Meadows, and Gary Francisco will be joining about 3497 other men from around the world for this unique opportunity. Through numerous general and seminar sessions (see the schedule here) the Chief Shepherd (1 Pet. 5:4) will be caring for our souls through His Word, in the power of His Spirit, and within the rich interaction that all present will have with one another. In so doing, He’ll be all the more equipping us to faithfully minister when we return to the families, churches, and communities in which He has sovereignly placed us.
So please be in prayer that God would indeed use this time in great ways for the glory of His name, the building of His Church, the advancement of the Gospel, and the joy of all people. Pray that it would not only be a refreshing and transforming time for all present, but that any blessing we receive would have a continual ripple effect on countless people through us for the sake of Christ.
All of you will be on my heart and in my prayers, with much gratitude to God for the privilege sharing life in Christ with you, and proclaiming the “unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph. 3:8) among you.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Eph. 3:20-21, ESV)