COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Lord willing, we plan to host the Shepherds Conference as normal from September 21-24. If you need to cancel for a reason related to COVID-19, such as travel restrictions, flight cancellation, or local public health orders, you may cancel your registration for a 100% refund at any time.

Additionally, if we are forced to cancel the event, we will provide a 100% refund of your registration.

“He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matt. 10:38-39)

Calling all Fathers, Young Men, and Church Leaders!

You are invited to a unique conference for all Christian men who desire spiritual maturity. Our families and churches are crying out for mature, spiritual men, who will count the cost of following Christ, and give up their lives for Jesus. 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 reformation and revival.
  • 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 who are steadfast and immovable.
  • 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?

4 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

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.

Marion Lovett

Marion is married to Chesley with whom he has eight children. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (BSEE) and worked in the corporate world for five years before the Lord called him to the ministry. After receiving an MDiv degree from Bob Jones University, he moved to Atlanta to plant a church. After 10 years of ministry in Atlanta, the Lord called him to plant a rural work in Centerville, TN where he now ministers, and hopes to die — some day. Marion serves as an Elder on the session of Heritage Church in the capacity of Pastor/Teaching Elder.

Todd Adams

Todd Adams is a Licensed Counselor, Missionary, and Pastor. He has been serving pastors, Christian men, and their families for over 25 years with Biblically-grounded counsel. Todd has been married to his best friend, Colleen, for 34 years. They have five children, all of whom are following Jesus Christ. Todd’s focus is to go deep with men, helping them to center their lives upon love for Jesus Christ and living to their God-given purpose.

Joshua Schwisow

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

Steve Walker

Steve Walker is passionate about ministering to and encouraging parents and children to turn their hearts towards one another for the glory of God. Steve pastors a church in Central California and enjoys dating his wife, running and playing softball with his children, entertaining his eight grandchildren, and teaching families to love and serve Christ.

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.

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


  • Tuesday, Sep 21 (8:30AM-9PM)
  • Wednesday, Sep 22 (8:30AM-9PM)
  • Thursday, Sep 23 (8:30AM-9PM)
  • Friday, Sep 24 (8:30AM-6PM)


  • Perseverance in Prayer
  • Loving Our Wives
  • Being a Faithful Churchman
  • Contending for the Faith
  • Abiding in God’s Word
  • Raising Children in the Covenant
  • Lessons from Church History
  • Our Battle with the Devil
  • Humility: The First Grace
  • and More!

Sample Topics

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 - Sept. 21-24

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 includes:

  • Four days of teaching
  • Lodging (select this option on your registration)
  • Meals
  • Book resources
  • Shuttle from the Denver International Airport (select this option on your registration)

Attendance is limited to 40 persons.

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


Lodging will be provided for you if you select this option on your registration. 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)

Lodging Options near Elizabeth

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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