CTC Preaching Summit 2018 - Delivering Memorable and Engaging Sermons

According to a recent Gallup Poll, the No. 1 reason Americans go to church is to experience “Sermons that teach about scripture.” The No. 2 reason is “Sermons that help connect religion and life.” Good, effective, biblically based preaching that connects people to God and each other tops the list above all other areas – including children and youth programs, community outreach, social activities and even music – and it isn’t even close. Given that our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and the best way we know how to do that is via the local church, it is imperative that we continue to discover creative ways to constantly grow and improve our preaching.

Bishop Lowry has long-recognized and valued the importance of effective preaching in the local church and has charged his cabinet to producing a “Preaching Summit” designed to help you deliver memorable and engaging sermons. The 2018 Preaching Summit will take place on from 9 a.m. – Noon on Oct. 25 at Acton UMC. As an indication of its priority, Bishop Lowry is expecting all Central Texas clergy to attend the summit – only the fourth time in the last 10 years that Bishop Lowry has called for mandatory attendance at a conference event.

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*First Name
*Last Name
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*Home District

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*Which Local Church(es) are you representing?

In the box below, please type the church or churches you serve (name and city). If you are attending as a member of the CTCSC or District staff or and extension ministry, please indicate that below as well.

*Clergy Status

Bishop Lowry has termed this a mandatory meeting for clergy who are appointed/actively serving in the local church. Retired pastors not currently appointed/assigned to a local church are welcome and encouraged, but not required. Please click the arrow below and select the clergy status that best represents your situation from the dropdown list below. 

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