SHEPHERDS' CONFERENCE 2024

April 16 - 18, 2024

Discovery Alliance Church

2630 Connery Way, Missoula


The Bible in its Times:  


The Importance of Understanding the culture, Context and Geography in Bible Study


2 Timothy 2:15 states we are to,Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”  To help us accurately handle God’s Word better, the focus of this year’s conference will be to consider the importance of culture, geography, and archaeology in Bible study.  These areas are vital for accurate interpretation and the understanding of Scripture.


Our speaker will be Dr. Paul Wright. He is an internationally known, highly respected Bible teacher and author specializing in the cultural and historical settings of the Bible.  For the last 20 years he had been the president of Jerusalem University College, located in the Old City of Jerusalem.  His main classroom was the 100’s of sites where the events of the Bible took place.  Most of us may never get to Israel, so Paul will be bringing Israel to us helping us see the importance of understanding the Bible in the settings it which it was written.


This is truly going to be a great conference and time of learning.  There will be great singing, fellowship, and practical breakout sessions to choose from.  Don’t miss this special opportunity to get world class teaching right here in Montana.  Register today! Invite a friend.  Everyone is welcome. 

Conference speaker

Paul Wright, Ph.D.


This year's speaker is Dr Paul Wright, a highly respected teacher and author specializing in the cultural and historical settings of the Bible. He lived, taught and served as a president of a Christian university in Jerusalem for 20 years.


President Emeritus, Jerusalem University College. B.A., Bethel University; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies / Jerusalem University College; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.Phil, Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. 10th President, Jerusalem University College (2002-2021). Visiting faculty, Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies (2002-2020). Excavations at Giloh, Ramat Rahel, and Tel Rehov. Ordained minister. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1996.

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 RMBM church reps, registration is $70 per person and General Registration is $90 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 2024 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 15th through the 18th, Make sure you indicate what date you want.  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 $109 to $119.


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

Tentative Schedule


Tuesday, April 16th:

RMBM Annual Business Meeting 1:00 pm


6:15 pm Conference Check-in

7:00 pm - Conference begins

7:10 pm - Worship & Praise

7:30 pm - God at Work

7:45 pm - Opening Session - Pete Wetendorf

8:30 pm - Closing song

8:35 pm - Announcements, closing & fellowship


Wednesday, April 17th:

8:15 am - Prayer Time

9:00 am - Welcome

9:10 am - Praise & Worship

9:30 am - Main Session #1 - Dr. Paul Wright

10:20 am - Break

10:45 am - God at Work

10:55 am - Praise & Worship

11:00 am - Main Session #2 - Dr. Paul Wright

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:15 pm - Mini Sessions (Choose 2)

               1. What Really is the Gospel? - Dr. Tom Wood

               2.  Walking in God's Rest - Lori Wetendorf

               3. Christian Finances: An Overview with Q&A - Mark Glidewell

               4.  Enhancing the Sunday Service & Music Ministry - The Moeller's

3:30 pm - Free Time

7:00 pm - Welcome

7:10 pm - Praise & Worship

7:30 pm - God at Work

7:45 pm - Main Session #4 - Dr. Paul Wright

8:35 pm - Closing Song

8:40 pm - Announcements, closing & fellowship


Thursday, April 18th:

8:15 am - Prayer Time

9:00 am - Welcome

9:10 am - Praise & Worship

9:30 am - God at Work

9:40 am - Main Session #4 - Dr. Paul Wright

10:30 am - Break

10:55 am - Praise & Worship

11:00 am - Communion

11:20 am - Announcements, Thank You & Closing Prayers

11:30 am - Closing Song