MARCH 13-15, 2025
What exactly is the shepherds summit?

If someone told you that you could discuss your ministry challenges with a room full of over 700 years combined experience, would you really turn it down? Think about it for a moment.


2025 Summit keynote speaker announced!

jon sanders: coach/podcast host


With over 20 years in pastoral ministry, Jon Sanders has a passion for using his voice to motivate and inspire leaders in ministry and business through his professional coaching, speaking, and podcasting platforms.

Jon is the co-host of the EntrePastors Podcast that serves pastors by helping them think, act, and thrive as prosperous entrepreneurs. 

Jon serves as the Director of Coaching for the 95Network, an organization that specializes in serving small to midsize churches. In addition to his passion for church leaders, Jon also works as a full-time firefighter/EMT for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue in Sioux Falls, SD.

pastoring a local church is the hardest job in the world.

but you're not alone...

With God's promise of divine enablement, and the support of a whole lot of friends and fellow leaders throughout our network, your ministry can be more productive and enjoyable than you ever imagined! At the Shepherds Summit, you will be filled with hope and offered help.



At the Shepherds Summit, we're all about encouragement and support. It is our desire for you to leave refreshed and with a rekindled passion for your ministry and your calling. Nothing does that better than pastors encouraging other pastors.


"You do not want to miss this..."

"The Shepherds Summit is a gathering for 'the rest of us' who love and lead small churches in an effort to love and serve God in a big way. Here we are not just given formulas for growth, but also for grace. It is the one event that goes on my calendar in ink every year as soon as the dates are released."
— Paul Dziadul: Lead Pastor | Lake Wildwood Baptist Church | Macon, GA

"The Shepherds Summit has been an invaluable blessing to me! It has provided a supportive community by connecting me with other pastors. I am encouraged by the knowledgable speakers, their examples, their love for Christ, their passion for ministry, and their love for those of us who are shepherding our congregations."
— Branden Rogers: Lead Pastor | Midway Baptist Church | Lucedale, MS


see something you like?

We market the Shepherds Summit throughout the year across multiple digital and social media platforms, from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to our website, podcast, and YouTube channel. But marketing isn't always digital. And one of the best ways to promote something is to put it in front of peoples' eyes in a way that will spark curiosity and cause them to ask questions. With that in mind, we've designed some branded Shepherds Summit merchandise concept artwork. If you like anything you see below, let us know! We may implement some of these items as SWAG at future Shepherds Summit events!