April 18 - 20, 2023

Discovery Alliance Church

2630 Connery Way, Missoula

Ancient Words Ever True

Romans 15:4 states, For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope”. In an era when Biblical literacy continues to falter, especially with the Old Testament, it’s time to ignite a renewed passion for the rich content and purpose of the Old Testament. These profound Holy Spirit inspired Ancient Words are full of the Gospel and hope. Our goal at this years Shepherds conference will be to stir a passion for the understanding and use of the Old Testament.

Our key note speaker will be speaking on, “Using the Old Testament in our Lives Today”. Sessions will include, Why the OT is important today and then lessons on the use of OT narratives, the Psalms and Wisdom Literature. And as always there will be great singing, other practical workshops and opportunities to mingle and get to meet some new Christian friends.  You will not want to miss this years conference!!   

Conference speaker

Dr. Steve Mathewson

Dr. Mathewson has served in pastoral ministry for the past 35 years, including two decades in Montana. He currently serves as senior pastor of CrossLife Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, Illinois, and he is the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of five books, including The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative (which is now in its second edition) and RISEN: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything. He and his wife, Priscilla, have four children (all married) and ten grandchildren. He loves fly fishing and makes at least one--and sometimes two--annual trips to Montana to fish his favorite rivers.

register and pay

Whether you are a member of the RMBM or the general public, we have an option for you.  For RMBM Missionary and official church reps, registration is $65 per person and General Registration is $85 per person.  Registration includes lunch on Wednesday.  Register for the conference by clicking on the link below.  For your convenience, you can securely pay by debit or credit through PayPal - you don't need to have a PayPal account!  

Click Here to register for the 2023 Conference

Sign up can be done at the door.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  To send registration by mail, follow the above link and fill in registration information.  Use the print form option at the end and mail with payment listed on registration form.

Lodging is separate from the conference registration and is your responsibility, however a block of rooms has been secured at Staybridge suites.  Rates are good from April 17th through the 20th, however you need make reservations by April 1st.  They have a wonderful breakfast and includes a light dinner Monday - Wednesday.  Rooms are sure to go fast so make sure you reserve yours early.  Rates are from $99 to $109.

If you don't want to make reservations online, call the hotel desk at 406-830-3900 ext. 0 and make sure you mention that you are with the Rocky Mountain Bible Mission Group to secure these rates.

Click Here to secure lodging at Staybridge Suites

conference agenda

Tuesday, April 18th:

RMBM Annual Business Meeting 1:00 pm

6:15 pm Conference Check-in

7:00 pm - Conference begins

7:10 pm - Praise and Worship

7:45 pm - Three Great Passions of a Power Life - Pete Wetendorf

8:35 pm - Closing

Wednesday, April 19th:

8:15 am - Prayer Time

9:00 am - Welcome, Scripture, Prayer

9:10 am - Praise and Worship

9:30 am - Why We need the OT Today - Dr. Mathewson

10:20 am - Break

10:55 am - Praise and Worship

11:00 am - Using OT Narrative in Everyday Life - Dr. Mathewson

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:15 pm - Support Ministry Briefings

1:30 pm We are the Rocky Mountain Bible Mission - Pete Wetendorf

1:45 pm - Question and Answer time with Dr. Mathewson

2:30 pm - Workshops

3:15 pm - Free Time

7:00 pm - Welcome, Scripture, Prayer

7:10 pm - Praise and Worship

7:45 pm - Using Psalms in Everyday Life - Dr. Mathewson

8:40 pm - Closing

Thursday, April 20th:

8:15 am - Prayer Time

9:00 am - Welcome, Scripture, Prayer

9:10 am - Praise and Worship

9:30 am - Using OT Wisdom in Everyday Life - Dr. Mathewson

10:20 am - Break

10:50 am - Question and Answer time with Dr. Mathewson

11:00 am - Scripture and Praise

11:15 am - Communion

11:30 am - Closing