Dr. Mohler speaking to group during The Pastor's Workshop

The Pastor’s Workshop

September 16-19

The Pastor's Workshop is an opportunity designed for pastors, providing a space for learning, networking, and retreat, held September 16-19.

This workshop offers you a unique opportunity to attend plenary sessions led by Albert Mohler, Hershael York, and Justin Irving, participate in small cohort discussion and reflection, connect with fellow pastors, and sharpen your skills for more faithful pastoral service. This workshop combines ministry training with a retreat pace so that you leave better equipped and more refreshed, ready to lead and serve your church more effectively.

Workshop participants will receive complimentary lodging and all meals for $1,200. Meals include mentoring sessions with faculty members and networking with fellow pastors.

What is The Pastor’s Workshop?

A limited attendance workshop for Pastors led by Southern Seminary faculty designed to help pastors sharpen their skills and strengthen relationships at a retreat pace.

The Pastor’s Workshop includes:

  • Plenary sessions with Dr. Mohler, Dr. York, and Dr. Irving on Leadership
  • Extensive time of discussion relating to pastoral ministry with other pastors and academic leaders.
  • Shared meals with fellow pastors and Southern Seminary faculty.
  • A chance to attend Southern’s chapel services on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Space is limited to the first 50 registrants.

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Schedule for Pastor’s Workshop on Leadership


Monday, September 16th

5:30 – 6:30 pm Welcome Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 pm Lecture

Tuesday, September 17th

8:30 – 10:00 am Devotional and Cohort Discussion
10:00 – 11:00 am Chapel
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Cohort Discussions
2:30 – 3:30 pm Optional Campus Tour
4:00 – 5:00 pm Lecture
5:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner and Optional Late Night Event

Wednesday, September 18th

8:30 – 10:00 am Devotional and Cohort Discussion
10:00 – 11:00 am Lecture
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Group Lunches with Faculty
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lecture and Q&A with Dr. Mohler
5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner and Q&A with faculty

Thursday, September 19th

8:30 – 10:00 am Devotional and Cohort Discussion
10:00 – 11:00 am Chapel
Photo of Ben Cowell, Senior Pastor

In their own words

“From the very first conversation that Dr. Matthew Haste led, regarding a biblical examination of the pastor’s disposition, every component of this workshop far exceeded the goal of theological education; each element stretched my comprehension and affection of divinely beautiful realities as revealed in Scripture.”

Ben Cowell
Senior Pastor at Brownsville Baptist Church
Photo of Cheston Pickard, Discipleship Pastor

In their own words

“The Pastor’s Workshop was an edifying time for pastors to come together in order to glean from trusted professors and leaders. Every participant – from coast to coast – seemed to have similar questions and struggles in ministry, needing the same encouragement and wisdom from God’s Word. The Pastor’s Workshop was unlike any class I have ever taken at Southern and I highly recommend it.”

Cheston Pickard
Discipleship Pastor at Highview Baptist Church

Already a Southern student? Earn Course Credit while Attending the Workshop


Professional Doctoral Students:

  • D.Min. students may receive 4 hours of seminar credit for attending the Workshop and completing additional coursework.
    • 80809 Leadership in the Local Church. Professor: Dr. Matthew Haste.
  • D.Min. students enrolled in the seminar will receive three nights of hotel lodging and meals provided, all for just $900.

Master’s Students:

  • Current master’s students may contact enrollmentmanagement@sbts.edu to learn about credit options for The Pastor’s Workshop.

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