A conference designed to equip pastors and leaders for the Church | 09.25-26, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2017

For The Church Conference is a vital part of Midwestern Seminary and College’s aim to train ministry leaders for the magnification of God through the building up of the local church. This is the reason For The Church exists.

We pray this two-day conference will be a time of refreshing and rejoicing. Our heart is for you and for your church.

There will be three Workshop sessions on Tuesday. More information regarding Workshops coming at a later date.


  • Matt Chandler
  • Jason K. Allen
  • Ray Ortlund, Jr.
  • Jared C. Wilson
  • Matt Carter
  • Owen Strachan
  • and others

There will be three Workshop sessions on Tuesday. More information regarding Workshops coming at a later date.



Details to come.

Monday, September 26

The conference will begin on Monday, September 26 at 6:30pm and conclude on Tuesday, September 27 at 5:15 pm.

All attendees can purchase discounted tickets during registration to join us for a Kansas City Royals game immediately following the conclusion of the conference on Tuesday night.

5:00pm - Registration open

6:30pm - Welcome / (Evening Classes Start)

6:40pm - Worship

7:00pm - Plenary Session 1

7:50pm - Break

8:05pm - Plenary Session 2

9:00pm - Sponsored Networking Event

Tuesday, September 27

8:00am - Coffee Bar

8:30am - Welcome

8:40am - Worship

9:00am - Plenary Session 3

9:45am - Break

10:00am - Panel Discussion

11:15am - Workshop One

12:15pm - Break

12:30pm - Workshop Two

1:30pm - Break

1:45pm - Workshop Three

3:00pm - Plenary Session 4

3:50pm - Break

4:00pm - Plenary Session 5

4:50pm - Worship

5:15pm - Closing

5:30pm - Leave for Kauffman Stadium

6:15pm - Royals vs Twins


Breakout Sessions will be the same offerings for each time slot, allowing each attendee to select three workshops to attend. There are a total of six workshop sessions.

Available Workshops

  • Expository Preaching from Start to Finish - Jason K. Allen (Session 1 & 2 only. Free Chick-Fil-A lunch.)
  • Pastor as Missionary - Jason G. Duesing
  • Pastor as Church Historian - Christian T. George
  • Pastor as Theologian - Owen Strachan
  • Pastor as Evangelist - John Mark Yeats
  • Women in Ministry Track - Susie Hawkins & Karen Allen

Conference Classes

Wednesday, September 2 10:00am – Chapel (David Platt) 11:15am – Missions Luncheon


The annual For The Church conference is the marquee event not only at Midwestern, but also throughout the region. In 2017 we anticipate having over 1000 pastors and vocational ministers come from across the Midwest region, from states such as Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Please let us know if we can customize any of these opportunities to fit your strategy and budget. More Information ›