September 8th, 2022
9 AM – 4 PM
The Southwest Ohio Leaders Conference is a one-day conference that exists to equip pastors and leaders within the church to overcome the unique obstacles and challenges of ministry leadership in the 21st century. In an age of social media-fueled conflict, competing cultural narratives, and increasing hostility towards a Christian worldview, our churches need Christ-centered, Gospel-formed leaders who will stand together as we engage the world with the hope of the gospel and the glory of Jesus. Join us as we worship together in unity, hear from kingdom-minded leaders from around the country, and collaborate with local pastors and ministry leaders familiar with the unique nuances of ministry in Soutwest Ohio.
Leaders often lament that it’s lonely at the top — but is it supposed to be? Long before modern research unveiled the detrimental effects of loneliness, the Proverbs warned of the perils of leadership isolation. Pride is the constant companion of a leader in isolation, while wisdom is found in an abundance of counselors. In our conflict-ridden, tech-enabled world, the temptation to lead alone is ever-present, but we were called to lead together. More than that, we’re called to raise up the next generation of Kingdom leaders, equipping them for the work of ministry with the gospel of Jesus.
Join us on September 8th, 2022 from 9 AM – 4 PM, as we hear from nationally known speakers who will equip and encourage you and your team as faithful leaders in the church. We would encourage you to bring your ministry leaders (Student leaders, Children’s leaders, Worship leaders, future leaders, and other key leaders) with you as you work to raise up ministry leaders within your church!
He currently serves as the senior pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he has led the 200-year-old church in growth that necessitated relocation to a 100-acre campus and new facilities. York frequently ministers internationally, especially in Brazil, where his father was a missionary. Before joining the faculty of Southern Seminary, York pastored the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington and the First Baptist Church of Marion, Arkansas.
Shane is also a traveling communicator, evangelist, and Bible teacher. Every year he speaks to tens of thousands about the good news of Jesus Christ. Shane is also the author of a popular blog, which has over 3 million views. His articles have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. He is also a monthly guest and contributor on the Point of View Radio Show that airs on over 300 stations nationwide. Shane and his wife, Kasi, were featured as ABC’s Nightly News “Persons of the Week” in August 2017.
Shane has recently written a book with the major publishers, Waterbrook Multnomah and Penguin Random House. 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God’s Truth Is Infinitely Better is available everywhere books are sold. He is also the host of the podcast, Next Gen on Mission (available on podcast platforms), and the YouTube Channel – GenSend Conversations.
Now more than ever is a time for pastors and church leaders to stand together. To learn together, grow together, serve together, worship together, and lead together. Don’t miss a chance to join our leaders across Southwest Ohio as we do just that!