Every year the Central Church hosts a preacher's conference. This year we had the privilege of having John Piper as the main speaker. At last year's conference there were about 375 men, this year there were close to 700 men! This is an incredible number of attendees for us. About 100 men didn't even register and just showed up. Needless to say many men slept on thin mattresses in a couple of churches because there was no where else for them to stay. The theme of this year's conference was "Preaching Christ". All the preachers who attended were greatly blessed by the preaching and by all the free books and audio cds and dvds they received.