Are you a pastor, or are you a theologian? If you are a pastor, the ultimate answer to that question should be “both.” Theology is indispensable to the work of pastoring. The pastor must pursue a knowledge of God through the Scriptures. He must work to understand what the Bible says about various questions and issues Christians face. He must shepherd God’s people to think biblically about every area of life. He must teach them who God is and what He has commanded. He must discern truth from error so that he can warn and protect the flock from false teaching. If a pastor fails in this task, the church will be theologically shallow and easily deceived. Theology is not meant to be done in the academy but in and for the church. Join us for this year’s conference to sharpen your skills and renew your resolve to be a Pastor-Theologian.

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2024 Featured Speakers

David Doran

David Doran

Inter-City Baptist Church

Brent Belford

Brent Belford

Colonial Baptist Church

Kevin Bauder

Kevin Bauder

Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Grant Castleberry

Grant Castleberry

Capital Community Church

2024 Schedule


Thursday, Oct. 17

8:00–9:00 a.m. – Contl. Breakfast
9:00–10:15 a.m. – General Session
10:30–11:30 a.m. – Workshop 1
11:30–1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00–2:15 p.m. – General Session
2:30–3:30 p.m. – Workshop 2
3:30–4:00 p.m. – Fellowship Break
4:00–5:00 p.m. – Workshop 3
5:00–7:00 p.m. – Dinner Break
7:00–8:30 p.m. – General Session

Friday, Oct. 18

7:00–8:00 a.m. – Contl. Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m.
– General Session
9:30–10:30 a.m.– Panel Discussion
10:45–11:45 a.m. – Workshop 4
11:45–12:45 p.m. – Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m. – General Session

Travel Information

Inter-City Baptist Church
4700 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is 15 minutes away.

Exhibitor Information

If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s E3 Conference, you can fill out this application.