Taking place at Kings Church Eastbourne

Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th July 2022

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If we preachers want to preach effectively now, we need to learn from the resources of the past, develop fresh skills for now, and look beyond the curve at the trends that are hurtling toward us. The conference seeks to take the past, present and future seriously, so that we can shape our biblical preaching so that it will communicate with freshness to our contempory situation.





Speakers

David Hilborn

David Hilborn
Honourary Research Fellow Morlands College, Chair of Evangelical Alliance Theological Advisory Group

Ben Virgo

Ben Virgo
Christian Heritage London

John Woods

John Woods
School of Preachers






Cost & Sign-up

The charge for the event is £70 and includes two lunches, one dinner, as well as teas and coffees.

If you're unable to make it in person there is also a livestream option for £20; and if anyone wants to come—but the cost is an issue—we can subsidise. Please email us on info@deadpreachers.com for details.





Provisional Conference Outline

Tuesday 5 July

10am  Coffee


10:30am  Worship Brief Orientation session — Everything Starts with a Voice
Brief sermon on preaching for preachers by John Woods

Followed by a season worship, and prayer in groups for the situations we have come from, what we are looking for in these two days.


11:45am-1pm  Session 1 — Ben Virgo

Ben will be comparing some historical preachers to help us reflect on what worked well for them and why, then having space to chat in groups and the implications for present ministry.


1pm-2pm  Lunch


2pm-3:30pm  Session 2 — John Woods Preaching in the Present Tense

This session aims to take Augustine as a conversation partner for how we can be better readers and preachers of Scripture in the 21st Century.

There will be room for interaction and group work.


3:30pm-4pm  Break


4pm-5:30pm  Session 3 — Ben Virgo

Ben will continue the theme of what we can learn from historical preachers. There will be room for interaction and group work.


6pm-7pm  Something a bit different: Interview with Natalie Williams on Preaching in a world of Invisible Divides.

This session will explore how preachers can communicate with people from various, classes and backgrounds.


7pm  Dinner




Wednesday 6 July

8:30am  Arrival — Tea and Coffee


9am-10am  Opening Worship

Timely Words: Brief sermon on preaching for preachers by John Woods


10am  Stretch


10am-11:15am  Session 2 — Seeing beyond the Curve David Hilborn

David will be using his considerable experience to help us think through some of the potential challenges for preaching in the future.


11:15-11:30am  Break


11:30am-1pm  Session 2 Seeing beyond the Curve David Hilborn

With time for interaction and Breakout rooms.


1pm  Lunch


2pm-2:45pm  Plenary panel discussion with Ben, David and John

Event Concludes

There will also be a couple of ten-minute sidebars on preaching tips scattered throughout the event.

Taking place at Kings Church Eastbourne
Tuesday 5th July 2022, 10am – Wednesday 6th July 2022, 3pm

Kings Church Eastbourne