2016 National Preaching Conference

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

September 8-9, 2016

The 2016 National Preaching Conference is focused on the place of evangelistic preaching in our culture today. What does evangelistic preaching look like? How are preachers to engage the culture with the gospel in a way that connects with and yet challenges it? A line up of preachers familiar with speaking to our time will encourage attendees to preach the gospel with commitment and conviction.

Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St, South Hamilton, MA

Registration has now closed

Plenary Speakers

Ken Shigematsu

Jon Acuff

Mark Acuff

Bryan Wilkerson

Duffy Robbins

Becky Pippert

Crawford Loritts


Workshop Speakers

Jeffrey Arthurs

Patricia Batten

Jim Singleton

Matthew Kim

Patrick Smith

David Currie

Calvin Choi


Matt Woodley


Please find below the conference schedule and note that some portions are subject to change. For clarification or confirmation, please email us.

Thursday, September 8
11:00 am Registration Opens
1:00 pm Ken Shigematsu - A Gospel You Can't Afford to Refuse
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Jon Acuff - The Power of Empathy in Reaching Today's Generation
4:15 pm Break
4:45 pm Jon & Mark Acuff - Two Generations: One Conversation
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Bryan Wilkerson - A Preacher, And Not Ashamed
Friday, September 9
8:00 am Doors Open
8:30 am Duffy Robbins - The Preacher as Translator: Bringing Truth to Life
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Workshops
  Jeff Arthurs - By Way of Reminder: Fulfilling our Mandate to Serve as “Remembrancers”
  Patricia Batten - The Motivation Factor in Preaching
  Calvin Choi - Unapologetic Preaching
  David Currie - The Big Idea of Biblical Worship
  Matthew Kim - Preaching with Cultural Intelligence
  Jim Singleton - What Kind of Congregation are we Serving? 
  Patrick Smith - Do Not Be Conformed to this World: Homiletics and Christian Ethics
  Matt Woodley - Preachers Who Connect with Lost People
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Becky Pippert - Engaging Today’s Culture Faithfully & Effectively
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Crawford Loritts - Preaching for Transformation

Conference Audio

Conference audio from the National Preaching Conference will be made available in the weeks following the conference via the Gordon-Conwell Store. Visit the store now for a wide range of great resources.


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