Come be refreshed in your ministry at the most beloved weekend of the year for pastors and their wives.

Where: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Kentucky

When: February 8-10, 2024, Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. EST and concludes Saturday before noon

Who: Pastors and their wives

Cost: $250 per couple fee includes lodging, conference materials, and meals except for Friday’s “date night.” The registration fee covers only a portion of the costs associated with this event. The remainder is provided by Baptist Health and the Cooperative Program.


Space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot.

Event Personalities

Hance Dillbeck

President and Chief Executive Officer of GuideStone

Nick Sandefur

Pastor, Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky

Dan Summerlin

Retired Pastor, Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky

Diane Nix

Director and Founder of Contagious Joy 4 Him

Charles Billingsley

Speaker, Singer, Songwriter


Participant Schedule

Thursday, February 8

1:30 pm – Registration
2:00 pm – General Session 1
3:45 pm – Women’s only session
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – General Session 2 (concludes at approx. 8:30 pm)

Friday, February 9

8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – General Session 3
11:00 am – Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Breakout Sessions (conclude at 2:30 pm)
Free time and date night (dinner on your own)

Saturday, February 10

8:00 am – Coffee & Connection
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – General Session 4
10:45 am – Conclusion

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:28 (NIV)

When the Apostle Paul sent for the Ephesian elders to meet him in Miletus (Acts 20), he reminded them of the necessity to “keep watch” over their flocks, but to also keep watch over themselves. The Shepherding conference is designed with both those in mind.

We have a great lineup this year as usual with a surprise or two thrown in as well. Make plans today to join us.