The Pastor as Theologian [Spring TGC Gathering]

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April 4, 2022

9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: 1849 Marshal Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Category: Conference for Pastors | Coordinator: Jeremy Adelman

The Pastor as Theologian

A one-day conference on the role of pastors as theologians in their local church.



Bryan Bademan (PhD, University of Notre Dame): Bryan is the Executive Director of Anselm House. As an undergrad, he was especially inspired by the study of the Christian past and completed degrees at Wheaton College (M.A.) and Norte Dame (Ph.D.). Anselm House has a unique ministry at the University of Minnesota as they help students and faculty connect faith and knowledge with all of life.

Joel Lawrence (PhD, Cambridge University): Joel is the Executive Director of The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT). He has served as the Senior Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Saint Paul and on the faculty of Bethel Seminary. Joel has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and was a founding fellow of the CPT.

Brian Tabb (PhD, London School of Theology): Brian is the Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies at the Bethlehem College and Seminary. He has a Ph.D. from London School of Theology and his research interests include suffering, the use of the OT in the NT, Acts, and Revelation. He also serves as the general editor for Themelios, published by The Gospel Coalition.


Trinity City Church
1849 Marshal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104


9:00am: Check-in / Fellowship Time

9:45am: Welcome

10:00am: Session #1 with Joel Lawrence
The Pastor as Ecclesial Theologian

10:45am: Break

11:00am: Session #2 with Brian Tabb
The Pastor as Biblical Theologian

11:45am: Lunch
Lunch is included in your registration

1:00pm: Session #3 with Bryan Bademan
The Pastor as Public Theologian

1:45pm: Break

2:00pm: Panel Discussion with the speakers
Why Churches Need Pastor-Theologians Today

2:45pm: Wrap-up / Finish


Cost: $5.00 per attendee

Chick-Fil-A Lunch and books included in your registration



This event is being sponsored by several great partners.

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