INSPIRATION. EDUCATION. MENTORSHIP. FELLOWSHIP.
LRPF looks forward to seeing you on October 27, 28 and 29, 2019.
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 invite you to register now for the 2019 Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship to be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church from Sunday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 29. This year’s keynote preachers are Scott Hoezee, Meg Jenista Kuykendall, Otis Moss III and Joni Sancken speaking to our theme, The Faithful Imagination.
Fine-Tuned Preaching is an additional session which offers offers the opportunity to preach to a small group that will offer encouraging feedback and constructive suggestions, and requires the preparation of a twelve-minute sermon or twelve-minute portion of a sermon in advance. Registration is limited to five participants per group. More details> Registration Fees>
Our Theme: The Faithful Imagination
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III speaks about our theme.
At our 2018 event Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, said that the world is filled with toxic fictions and fantasies and preachers need to recapture the imagination. They need to lift people beyond mere words of warning to a vision of what the world can look like. This event will help preachers tell the good stories of truth, love, liberty and peace at the heart of who we are.
The prophets imagined the lion and lamb lying together and all people living at peace. The Apostle John envisioned heaven descending to the earth and ushering in a day when all the tears would be wiped away. Our call is to imagine the world through Jesus’ eyes and let the seeds and birds and flowers poetically pronounce the good news and to enlarge the heart through stories of grace and love. When we are standing in a dry valley we turn again to the God who raises the dead. We preach new life to dry bones, and then we listen for the four winds and the breath of God. All things are possible with God and nothing is too wonderful.
Come, let God refresh our imagination.
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