Basics is a conference for men who serve as pastors and Christian workers.

A mix of Bible teaching, breakout sessions, and meals, our conference aims to encourage and equip pastors to do the basics of Christian ministry well (most of the time). Given the unique responsibilities and challenges of life in ministry, we also hope that God might use the conference to refresh pastors and send them back to their home churches renewed for further Gospel work.

We are delighted that Andy Gemmill and Rico Tice have agreed to join Alistair Begg for Basics 2019. This year’s conference is scheduled to take place May 6-8, 2019 at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Event Details

The conference is held at Parkside Church (7100 Pettibone Rd.) in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Check-in is scheduled to start at 12pm on Monday, May 6, and the conference will conclude with lunch on Wednesday, May 8.

A warm invitation is also extended to join us for our morning and evening worship services on Sunday, May 5.


Basics is for men: it is designed for pastors, but is open to missionaries, evangelists, elders, and other Christian workers or those training for such roles. To the extent that we value male friendship, support and camaraderie, we do not encourage wives to attend.