2024 Church Leaders Conference

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Cairn University


Topic:Recognizing and Resisting Spiritual Abuse in the Church

All participants will receive a copy of Dr. Kruger’s book, Bully Pulpit!
Continental breakfast served 8:00 – 8:45am. *Chick-fil-A will be catering lunch.
Pre-registration required. Walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated.
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Dr. Michael J. Kruger is President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

He is one of the leading scholars today in the study of the origins of the New Testament, and the author of numerous books including Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church, the subject matter of which he will be addressing at our conference. 

The phenomenon of abusive spiritual leadership has rightfully received a good deal of media attention due to several high-profile cases. In this daylong conference, Dr. Kruger will offer clarity concerning what spiritual abuse is, what prevents churches from stopping it, and how we can cultivate church cultures that resist it.


Chick-fil-A will be catering lunch. The chicken contains dairy and gluten and is fried in peanut oil. If you have food allergies, email [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the conference so we can order an alternative menu item for you.