Shepherds Conference2019-07-27T11:10:24-07:00

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” (Ephesians 6:10)

Calling all Fathers, Young Men, and Church Leaders!

You are invited to a unique conference for elders, fathers, and younger men who desire spiritual maturity and strength. Our families and churches are crying out for mature, spiritual men, who will engage the spiritual battles we face. Join us for an enriching time of Scriptural teaching, extended times of prayer, and edifying fellowship and food.

We are coming together for:

  • Encouraging messages on revivals, reformations, and Kingdom breakthroughs.
  • Gospel tonic for the discouraged and downtrodden.
  • Equipping messages for our prayer life.
  • Challenging presentations on our needs and prophetic burdens for the day in which we live.
  • Bold and faith-filled discussions on building family and church.

By God’s grace, we will leave as:

  • Faith-filled men strong in the Lord, and the power of His might.
  • Godly men, who love the wholesome words of Jesus Christ.
  • Repentant, humble men, who seek the presence of God.
  • Contra-mundum men, opposing the world and loving God.
  • Prayerful men, who passionately desire revival and reformation.

Is this Men’s Discipleship Intensive for you?

3-5 days of spiritual development for:*

Men who seek spiritual revival
Men who seek spiritual maturity
Men who seek spiritual leadership vs. carnal methods of leadership
Men who seek solid theological grounding
Men who seek better accountability
Men who seek to be better teachers of the Word
Men who seek to contribute to building stronger churches
Men who seek to better “understand the times”
Men who seek an extended time of fellowship in Christ, Word, prayer, confession, and worship

*Recommended for Ages 14 and up.


Kevin Swanson

Paoli, IN & Elizabeth, CO

Kevin Swanson serves as a Pastor at Reformation Church of Elizabeth, in Elizabeth CO. Pastor Kevin has served as an elder/shepherd for over 20 years. Kevin serves as the Director of Generations. As an author, Kevin has written or edited over 20 titles including Apostate, Family Life, and the Family Bible Study Series. Kevin is married to Brenda, and they have five children.

Mark Robinette

Paoli, IN & Elizabeth, CO

Mark Robinette serves as a Pastor at Foundation Church, in Mt. Sterling, OH, which he founded in 2000 as an inner-city mission. In his 30 years of ministry, he served as lead pastor of three churches; two of which he started. Father of 8 children, two of which are adopted, he is an ordained Presbyterian elder, founder of Mission to Myanmar, chairman of Reformation Theological Seminary of Yangon and serves on the board of Greater Columbus Right To Life.

Scott T. Brown

Paoli, IN

Scott T. Brown is the president of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and elder at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. He gives most of his time to local pastoral ministry, expository preaching, conferences on church and family reformation. He has been married to Deborah for thirty-seven years, has four grown children and over 17 grandchildren.

Photograph of Joshua Schwisow

Todd Adams

Elizabeth, CO

Todd Adams is a missionary with Field & Hearth Project. He has a graduate degree in biblical relationship consulting and is a licensed marriage and family counselor with over 25 years’ experience assisting families. His primary work is with church leadership across North America, in regions of Quebec, and overseas. He and his wife Colleen home-educated their 5 children, all of whom are now in their twenties, studying medicine/practicing law/writing books while being passionately involved in Christian ministry. Todd’s work deals primarily with strengthening family and church life in Québec, the U.S, and overseas.

Photograph of Joshua Schwisow

Joshua Schwisow

Paoli, IN & Elizabeth, CO

Joshua Schwisow serves as pastoral assistant at Reformation Church of Elizabeth, in Elizabeth, CO. He also serves as the Director of Operations and Publications at Generations. Joshua lives in Castle Rock, CO with his wife Jessica and three daughters. He is co-author of the forthcoming American Faith and co-editor of the Great Christian Classics series and Essential Writings on Church History.

What Other Men Are Saying

“Thank you for your work. It was a life changing experience for me. I hope this won’t be my last time to come and to keep growing, enjoying, learning and worshiping God with you. God bless your families and ministries.”Tony (Mexico) 2018 attendee

“Absolutely recommended for men who wish to grow in the knowledge and application of biblical life principles. You will be greatly encouraged by the fellowship of your brothers as everyone is united in the pursuit of Christian character.”Geral (BC, Canada) 2018 attendee

“Thanks for the time that you put into the Shepherds Conference this week. . . Was really convicted that I haven’t been taking the battle seriously enough. Need to be in prayer more, this is a spiritual battle. May the Lord give us perseverance in the fight.” Josh (Colorado, USA) 2017 attendee

“The Shepherd’s conference was filled with much fellowship at the dinner table as we were served so many scrumptious meals over 5 days together. Big thanks to the Swansons for sharing their home. I benefited from the teaching from the “trunk” as well as gaining insights concerning “leaves” on the other side of the tree. I left CO with a better focus and renewed appreciation for Church history and my place in it.”Bill (North Carolina, USA) 2018 attendee

“The Shepherd’s conference is a great opportunity to learn of Christ in a small, “living-together and eating-together” environment. Even though all 45 of us come from different personal backgrounds, different theological persuasions and different seasons of life, we all share a common love of Jesus Christ and a commitment to His Gospel as the one and only hope of mankind. Four days of singing, praying, learning and sharing our lives together certainly made its mark on me the last two years. May our great God be praised!”Steve (Montana, USA) 2017 and 2018 attendee


Paoli, IN

  • Thursday, July 25th (9AM-9PM)
  • Friday, July 26th (9AM-9PM)
  • Saturday, July 27th (9AM-3PM)

Elizabeth, CO

  • Monday, Nov 11 (5PM-9PM)
  • Tuesday, Nov 12 (9AM-9PM)
  • Wednesday, Nov 13 (9AM-9PM)
  • Thursday, Nov 14 (9AM-9PM)
  • Friday, Nov 15 (9AM-3PM)


  • Growing as Humble, Repentant Leaders in the Home and Church
  • The Importance of Church History
  • Learning the Core Doctrines of the Faith
  • How to Deal with the Mysteries of the Faith
  • Serving in a Local Church & Being a Part of the Church Body
  • Understanding and Living Biblical Discipleship
  • A Biblical View of Knowledge
  • Worship, Work, Prayer & Singing: The Basics in the Christian Life
  • Handling Controversial Issues in Love and Humility
  • and More!


Event Details

Paoli, IN - July 25-27

Image for Paoli, IN. Beautiful country road surrounded by green farmland fields.

Conference registration is $319 per person, and includes:

  • Three days of teaching
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Book resources
  • Optional shuttle from the Louisville International Airport (SDF).

Conference attendees may also register for $199 per person if they secure their own transportation and lodging. Attendance is limited to 60 persons.

Elizabeth, CO - Nov. 11-15

Stunning Colorado landscape backdropped by purple glowing, snowcapped mountains lit with the first rays of dawn while peering over a colorful, autumn display of trees surrounding a homestead.

Conference registration is $349 per person, and includes:

  • Five days of teaching
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Book resources
  • Optional shuttle from the Denver International Airport (DIA).

Conference attendees may also register for $249 per person if they secure their own transportation and lodging. Attendance is limited to 40 persons.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us.


Lodging for each of our Shepherds Conference is included in the price of registration when you select the “Lodging and Airport Transportation Included” option below. When you select this option, lodging will be provided for you, typically, in the home of a local family. This is a great opportunity for warm Christian fellowship! If you would like to choose your own lodging or camp out, check out some of these suggested lodging options:

Paoli, IN

Best Western Plus
613 S. Arnold F. Habig Blvd.
French Lick, Ind. 47432
(14 miles from conference location)

Comfort Suites
9530 W. IN 56
French Lick, Ind. 47432
(15 miles from conference location)

Spring Mill State Park
3333 St. Rd. 60 East
Mitchell, Ind. 47446
(14 miles from conference location)

Elizabeth, CO

Hampton Inn
4830 Castleton Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(21 miles from conference location)

Days Inn & Suites
4691 Castleton Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(21 miles from conference location)

Casey’s RV Hideaway
4189 CO-86
Elizabeth, CO 80107
(2 miles from conference location)

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