A “Table of Contents” for the Desiring God Pastor’s Conferences

I often think “I wish there was a _______”  That is usually a signal that I should think about creating one.

Until 2011 the conferences usually revolved around one main speaker (three messages) and a couple other guys who gave a single message.  In 2012 it was broadened beyond one main person.  Every year at the pastor’s conference, Piper gives an biographical message on some figure from church history.  I’ve included the relevant information

Year: Topic: Main Speaker: Biographical Message

1988: By Grace Through Faith, J.I. Packer, Jonathan Edwards

1989: The Achievement of the Cross, Roger Nicole, Charles Simeon

1990: Universalism and the Reality of Eternal Punishment, Sinclair Ferguson, David Brainerd

1991: Spiritual Gifts and the Sovereignty of God, Wayne Grudem, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1992: God, Congregation and Co-Dependency, Larry Crabb, William Cowper

1993: CEO, Shrink, or Man of God?, Os Guinness, J. Gresham Machen

1994: Sanctification by Faith Alone, Daniel Fuller, John Owen

1995: The Primacy of Expository Preaching, D.A. Carson, Charles Spurgeon

1996: The Pastor and His Study, Iain Murray, Martin Luther

1997: Triumphantly Encouraged: The Privilege of Ministry, John MacArthur, John Calvin

1998: The Gospel in Contemporary Culture, David Wells, St. Augustine

1999: Preaching Today: The (Almost) Forgotten Task, James Montgomery Boice, John Bunyan

2000: Courage in Christian Ministry, Al Mohler, John G. Paton

2001: God, Psychology, and Christian Care of the Soul, David Powlison, John Newton

2002: The Sovereignty of God and the Soul Dynamic, Carl Ellis, William Wilberforce

2003: Good Fences, Bad Fences, and the Glory of Christ, Sinclair Ferguson, Adoniram Judson

2004: Money, Ministry, and the Magnificence of Christ, Randy Alcorn, George Muller

2005: “This is My Beloved Son!” Exulting in the Trinitarian Relationships of Jesus Christ, Bruce Ware, Athanasius

2006: How Must a Pastor Die? The Cost of Caring Like Jesus, Ajith Fernando, William Tyndale

2007: The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul, Andrew Fuller

2008: The Pastor as Father and Son, D.A. Carson, Bill Piper

2009: Commending Christ, Mark Dever, George Whitefield

2010: The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy, Sam Storms, C.S. Lewis

2011: The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor: In His Room, With His Family, Among the People of God, Multiple, Robert Murray McCheyne

2012: God, Manhood, and Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ, Multiple, J.C. Ryle

2013: Brothers, We Are Still Not Professionals: Reclaiming the Centrality of the Supernatural in Ministry, Multiple, George Herbert

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