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Top 30 Pastor Conferences for 2018 in the U.S.

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We put together this list of the top 30 pastor conferences for 2018 in the United States so you, pastor and church leader, can get the training, refreshment, and encouragement you so deserve in 2018. This is a multi-denominational list in chronological order because the church is multi-denominational. Our hope is you find the training you need.




Encounter Conference

The Encounter Conference is the flagship event for Encounter Ministries where we seek to gather leaders of revival in the church to encounter God’s refreshment, encouragement and impartation of greater anointing for ministry. Conference participants can expect an atmosphere of spirit-filled worship in the presence of God, mass, inspiring and transforming keynote speakers, breakout sessions, eucharistic adoration, a healing service, fellowship and many opportunities for prayer ministry and growth in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Dates: January 4-6, 2018
Location: Ann Arbor, Minnesota
Sponsored by: Encounter Ministries
Speakers: Fr. John Riccardo, Fr. Mathias Thelen, Patrick Reis, and more


The Southern Union Pastors’ Conference

The Pastors Conference formerly known as the Ministerium happens every five years and is sponsored by the Southern Union Conference Ministerial Department (SDA).
The Pastors Conference is for Southern Union pastors and their families. This conference is planned with not only the pastors in mind, but their spouses and children as well.

Dates: January 7-10, 2018
Location: Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by: Southern Union Conference Ministerial Department
Speakers: Ed Stetzer, Derwin L. Gray, Lee Strobel, and more


2018 Auburn Avenue Pastors Conference

The theme of the conference this year is ALTAR to ALTER: How the Transformation of the Church Transforms the World and our speakers will be addressing the issue of the Church’s integral role in the transformation of culture and the world.

Dates: January 8-10, 2018
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Sponsored by: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church
Speakers: Matthew Bates, Peter J. Leithart, Rich Lusk


Gospel Power Conference

The 2018 Bethlehem conference for pastors and church leaders has the theme: The Christ-Exalting Work of the Holy Spirit. This three-day conference has two pre-conference events (including a Spanish event), 28 45-minute seminars (including 4 Spanish seminars), and 7 plenary sessions.

Dates: January 15-17, 2018
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hosted by Bethlehem College and Seminary
Sponsored by: Crossway
Speakers: 32 speakers including John Piper, Francis Chan, Paul Tripp, Kristie Anyabwile, Miguel Nunez, Kevin DeYoung, and more


G3 Conference

The mission of the G3 Conference is to educate, encourage, and equip for the work of ministry and for the glory of God.  Our mission is built upon the foundation of the holy Scriptures and upheld by three pillars – gospel, grace, and glory.  It is our goal to see the people who attend the G3 to reach the neighborhoods and the nations with the gospel. Includes a Spanish conference with David Barcelo, Salvador Gomez, and Sugel Michelen.

Dates: January 17-20, 2018
Location: College Park, Georgia
Sponsored by: Pray’s Mill Baptist Church
Speakers: Steven Lawson, Voddie Baucham, Keith Getty, Paul Tripp, Martha Peace, and more


Synergize Pastors & Leaders Conference 2018

We cordially invite you to one of the greatest Pastors & Leaders Conferences in the world today! Since the 2002, the biennial Synergize Pastors & Leaders Conference has become the global stage where hundreds of Christian streams have converged to become a mighty Spirit empowered river of renewal for pastors and leaders.

Dates: January 18-25, 2018
Location: Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by: National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Speakers: James O. Davis, David Sobrepena, Glenn Burris, Samuel Rodriguez


Accelerate Conference

Accelerate Pastors Conference is for pastors, spouses and associate pastors to be refreshed and refilled. The pressure and stress of day-to-day ministry can stifle your gifts. It is a time to get your gifts out of your head and begin using them again.

Dates: January 25-27, 2018
Location: Naples, Florida
Sponsored by: New Hope Ministries
Speakers: Grant Thigpen, Duane Sheriff, Bob Yandian, and Joe McGee


Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference

At the 2018 Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference, we will examine the book of 1 Peter to help you discern what’s happening in our culture and how you can inject God’s truth into every situation. Over the course of 4 days, you will hear some of the best expositors in the country preach through the book of 1 Peter, while some of our greatest apologists will address the most pressing issues you are facing in your ministry – sexuality, racism, fear, and life in a post-Christian society.

Dates: January 25-28, 2018
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sponsored by: First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Speakers: Mac Brunson, H.B. Charles, Jr, Ravi Zacharias, James MacDonald, Voddie Baucham, and more


February 2018 Pastors Conferences


Christ Fellowship Conference

Learn strategies that will help you establish and maintain a healthy culture. Build a spirit of stewardship and generosity among your people. Empower the next generation to embrace the church today. Lead through times of transition in ministry with confidence and direction. Experience excellence in creativity and leadership.

Dates: February 7-8, 2018
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Sponsored by: Christ Fellowship Church
Speakers: Todd and Julie Mullins, Rich Wilkerson Jr., Chris Hodges, and Tom Mullins


C3 Conference 2018

C3 Conference is a gathering of thousands of leaders and influencers from all walks of life and all around the world. We are passionate about bringing a new level of excellence to our churches and hope to our communities.

Dates: February 14-15, 2018
Location: Dallas, Texas
Sponsored by: Fellowship Church
Speakers: Ed Young, Judah Smith, Jack Graham, Steve Kelly, Rich Wilkerson, Jr., Johnny Hunt


SE Calvary Chapel Pastor’s Conference

The format for this regional conference will remain as it has been in previous years. We are hoping that the excitement for the Southeast conference will continue and we look forward to all the Lord has for us next year. We hope to see you in February, if not before!

Dates: February 19-21, 2018
Location: Merritt Island, Florida
Sponsored by: Calvary Chapel Merritt Island
Speakers: Joe Focht, Nate Gallagher, Damian Kyle, Don McClure, Eric Souza, Malcolm Wild


Renegade Pastors Conference

Accelerate Pastors Conference is for pastors, spouses and associate pastors to be refreshed and refilled. The pressure and stress of day-to-day ministry can stifle your gifts. It is a time to get your gifts out of your head and begin using them again.

Dates: February 28-March 2, 2018
Location: Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by: Nelson Searcy and Church Leader Insights
Speakers: Nelson Searcy, Mark Batterson, Scot McKnight, Kerrick Thomas, and Steve Reynolds


Exponential 2018

The Exponential Conference is the largest annual gathering of church planters on the planet. Every year, thousands of the world’s church planting leaders come to Orlando to learn what’s new and what’s actually working right now in church planting. This year you can expect to learn the five essential practices of moving from hero (standing on the platform) to hero making (building a platform for others).

Dates: February 26-March 1, 2018
Location: Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by: Exponential
Speakers: Harvey Carey, Jossy Chacko, Matt Chandler, Leonce Crump, Dave Ferguson, Carey Nieuwhof, Andy Stanley, and more

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Christine Yount Jones is Content Director for Outreach Media Group. She has published several books and hundreds of articles about ministry in the last three decades. Before his death in 2003, Michael Yount and Christine had three children. Now, she and her husband, Ray Jones, together have five grown kids.