Saturday August 19
Shepherd Leaders For Local Churches

Our churches need shepherds who care for Christ’s sheep. That is not only a call for ministers, but especially for elders, as well as for other leaders. Join Timothy Witmer for a one day conference which will equip and encourage elders and others to care for their congregations the way Jesus has called them to.

This will be an ideal day for teams of elders and leaders to spend thinking about their work in their local congregation.


8.30-9am Registration
9-9.30am Welcome, announcements, worship and interview
Meet Timothy Witmer — interview
9.30-10.30am The biblical foundation of eldership
10.30-11am Morning Tea

The key tasks of elders

  • Know the Sheep
  • Feed the Sheep
  • Lead the Sheep
  • Protect the Sheep
1-2pm Lunch

Shepherding in your church

  • Outline of implementation
  • Small group discussion on implementation
  • Q&A



About Timothy Witmer

Dr. Timothy Witmer has taught at Westminster Theological Seminary for nearly 20 years and has been in pastoral ministry for 38 years. 

At Westminster Dr. Witmer serves as Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Practical Theology, and oversees the Mentored Ministry and Master of Divinity programs.  He was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel by the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1979 and is now Pastor of St. Stephen Reformed Church, a congregation of the PCA.

Dr. Witmer is the author of The Shepherd Leader (P&R, 2010), The Shepherd Leader at Home (Crossway, 2012), and Mindscape: What to Think About Instead of Worrying (New Growth Press, 2014). He holds a B.A. from West Chester University (where he was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus in 2013), an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary (1979), and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida (1998).

Registration & Cost

Registration cost for the Tim Witmer Day Conference includes Conference Ticket, lunch, tea & coffee.  We believe this conference will be encouraging for teams of church leaders and as such, we’re offering a special discount for groups of 3 or more people from the same church.

Single Registration – $55
Group Registration (3+ from the same church) – $40pp

Registration for this event is now closed.

Where is Christ College?

1 Clarence St Burwood NSW

Parking and transport: Limited 2 hour ticketed parking is available in the surrounding streets. Free unlimited parking can be found a few blocks from the college. Please do not park at Burwood RSL Club as Club parking is for Club patrons only.

Burwood Train Station is about a 7 minute walk from the college.