Event Schedule

SUNDAY MORNING

Church Services

  • 10:30 am Calvin Presbyterian/Deer Park United: The Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe Map
  • 10:30 am St. Andrew’s Presbyterian: The Rev. Anna Carter Florence Map
  • 11:00 am Metropolitan United: The Rev. Dr. Robert Franklin Map
  • 11:00 am Timothy Eaton MemorialThe Rev. Dr. Anna Robbins Map
  • 11:00 am Yorkminster Park Baptist: The Rev. Dr. Scott Hoezee  Map

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

5:00 pm: Registration

7:00 pm: Worship – Sermon: Anna Carter Florence and Liturgist/Musician: John Bell
Sermon Title:
  “Midwives and Ministry” – Text: Exodus 1:8-22, Romans 12:1-2

8:15 pm: Panel Discussion

  • John Bell
  • The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence
  • The Rev. Dr. Robert Franklin
  • The Rev. Dr. Anna Robbins

MONDAY MORNING

9:00 am: Chapel – Preacher: Andrew Stirling
Sermon Title: “
What is God REALLY like?” – Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5-13

9:45 am: Keynote Address – Anna Robbins
Lecture Title:
“3 Reasons Why (Our preaching may not be infectious but should be)”

10:45 am: Break

11:00 am: Workshop Session One

  • Robert Franklin  “Preaching and Social Therapeutics”
  • John Bell  “The Importance of the Imagination”
  • Patricia Dutcher-Walls  “Prophets, Psalmists and Sages: Poetic Analysis Skills for Preaching”
  • Morar Murray-Hayes  “Preaching in Your Underwear: Complexity and Preaching”
  • Gail Ricciuti  “Look Before You Preach: the Embedded Joys of Imagery”
  • Victor Shepherd  “Calvin on Preaching”
  • Paul Scott Wilson  “The Preaching Scene Today”

12:15 pm: Lunch


MONDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 pm: Keynote Address – Anna Carter Florence
Lecture Title: “Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community”

2:30 pm: Workshop Session Two 

  • Anna Carter Florence  Ten Things to Try with a Text
  • John Bell  “The Importance of the Imagination”
  • Emily Bisset  “Preaching and Politics?”
  • Morar Murray-Hayes  “Preaching in Your Underwear: Complexity and Preaching”
  • Judy Paulson  “Preaching That Helps Them Proclaim”
  • Gail Ricciuti  “Look Before You Preach: the Embedded Joys of Imagery”
  • John Rottman  “The Importance of Preaching Trouble”

3:45 pm: Break


MONDAY EVENING

4:30 pm: Reception

5:30 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm: Chapel – Preacher: Robert Franklin and Liturgist/Musician: John Bell
Sermon Title: “The Vocation of Argument” – Text: Psalm 22:1-5

8:00 pm: Concert – THE UNSUNG JESUS a congregational sing led by John Bell


TUESDAY MORNING

9:00 am: Chapel – Preacher: Malcolm Sinclair
Sermon Title:  “Our Rocky Road to Contagious Joy” – Text: Exodus 3: 1-8a

9:25 am: Keynote Address – Robert Franklin
Lecture Title:
 “Preachers as Public Intellectuals”

10:25 am: Break

10:45 am: Workshop Session Three

  • Patricia Dutcher-Walls  “Prophets, Psalmists and Sages: Poetic Analysis Skills for Preaching”
    (Part 2 of a 2 part workshop)
  • Anna Carter Florence  Ten Things to Try with a Text
  • Anna Robbins  “Jesus Felt: Initial Explorations in Preaching and Emotions”
  • Stephen Farris  “The Five Skills of the Storytelling for Preachers”
  • Scott Hoezee  “The Importance of Preaching Grace”
  • Judy Paulson  “Preaching That Helps Them Proclaim”

12:00 pm: Chapel – Preacher: Anna Robbins and Liturgist/Musician: John Bell
Sermon Title:
“Perplexed by Joy” – Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

12:45 pm: Lunch


TUESDAY AFTERNOON
2:00 – 5:45 pm

FINE-TUNED PREACHING
Fine-Tuned Preaching is a new session offered by Paul Wilson, John Rottman, and Scott Hoezee. Limited to 15 participants, this session offers tutoring and requires the preparation of a sermon in advance and familiarity with Paul Scott Wilson’s The Four Pages of The Sermon.