INSPIRATION. EDUCATION. MENTORSHIP. FELLOWSHIP.
LRPF looks forward to seeing you on October 25, 26 and 27, 2020.
A continuing education event for clergy. LRPF consists of a mix of workshops, lectures, private and public preaching events, networking and fellowship, led by keynote speakers and other well-know clergy and professors of preaching from across North America.
We are now getting excited about next year, and are pleased to announce the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship 2020 will take place from Sunday, October 25 to Tuesday, October 27. Three of our keynote speakers will be The Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology, The Rev. Becca Stevens, Episcopalian Chaplain of Vanderbilt University, and The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia. We also welcome, our guest preachers will be Dr. Mary Jo Leddy, CM, a Canadian writer, speaker, theologian and social activist, and Angie Peters, President and CEO of the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto. We look forward to announcing more of the details in the months to come.
THIS YEAR’S THEME
THE WORD MADE FLESH – Preaching the Incarnation
At the heart of the Christian message is the great mystery of the Incarnation – the Word Made Flesh. We express our wonder concerning this mystery at Christmas when we sing, ’Lo within a manger lies, he who built the starry skies!’ The Word through which all things came into being has become one of us. it is so much more than mere words can convey. It is poetry. It is music. It is beauty. It is love.
And so with Christ’s birth in a lowly manger, his childhood status as a refugee in Egypt, his apprenticeship in a carpenter’s shop, his encounter with temptation in the wilderness and the agony of the cross, it is no wonder that those sore oppressed by the injustices of this world often find themselves singing, ‘Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows like Jesus.’
Our 2020 keynote speakers and preachers have been chosen not only for their speaking and preaching skills, but also because their stories and ministries embody the good news of God’s incarnate love in Jesus Christ. We are bound to go back into our pulpits with a new song in our hearts refreshed by the wonder of God’s incarnate love here and now.
THE LATEST LRPF VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE
Visit the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship Youtube channel where the 2019 presentations are now posted along with addresses and sermons from past LRPF conferences. The LRPF Youtube Channel is a wonderful resource for the homiletics classroom or personal study. To keep abreast of LRPF news, follow us on Facebook.