Best Thing About the Conference

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It's hard to say what my favorite part of the pastors conference is.

I love the singing. I love to hear 1300 men sing at the top of their lungs about the greatest reality in the universe. So that's a big one. But I don't think that's the biggest.

Probably my favorite part is sitting with the other pastors under the preaching of the word of God around some great theme and growing in it myself.

A third thing would be that I love preparing my message. I love doing the biographies, so that I can stand up in front of these guys, with some great Christian saint behind me, and tell their story in a way that encourages me and them.

I also love getting reconnected with the people I know personally and meeting new men.

It's hard to pick one part of the conference that's the most significant. They're all really precious, so I just really look forward to the whole thing.

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.