If you want to improve as a preacher, I can suggest nothing better than attending a Workshop on Biblical Exposition, offered by the Simeon Trust. While these conferences are held all over the country, I’d like to invite you to the one held at College Church in Wheaton, IL, May 9-12.
This year’s conference
This year’s speakers are Vaughan Roberts, author of God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, and Josh Moody, Sr. Pastor at College Church. The theme is “Seeking the Destination in Old Testament Narrative,” and is sure to help you preach OT narratives with greater precision, clarity, and conviction.
Nothing has contributed to my growth as a preacher like these conferences (except the growth that comes from the regular week-in, week-out practice of preaching).
This is not a sponsored post. I’m not getting anything out of this.
I just want you to come.
The philosophy behind these conferences is different (as in, better)
These conferences are workshops in every sense of the word. This is not another conference where you passively receive information all week. Through training and practice, your work in the Scriptures will get better in just a few days. There are three key components to each workshop that accomplishes this.
1. Seminary-level instruction from accomplished exegete-slash-preachers. Previous workshop speakers include studs like D.A. Carson, Bryan Chapell, Mark Dever, Dick Lucas, and Philip Ryken. Yearly speakers include accomplished expositors Kent Hughes and David Helm. The teaching is always top-notch.
2. Small group interaction over prepared sermon outlines. After you sign up, you will be given two OT narrative texts to prepare a one-page outline for. You will present these outlines in a small group, and receive feedback from other guys in the trenches and a small group leader.
3. Expositional sermons from the conference speakers. Preachers need to be fed, too. As actual preaching (live, not digital) strengthens you, you will be reminded anew that your own expositional preaching strengthens your congregation. Which is easy to forget at times.
The “early bird” deadline is April 18th, so sign up today.