McAfee School of Theology

Preaching Consultation


Dates: September 28-30, 2014
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simon's Island, GA

Sponsors:Co-Sponsored by James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University and
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia


Click here to download the registration form.  You can fill it out, print it, and send it to the address provided. For more information call 678-547-6470.

Keynote Speaker

Diana Butler Bass,Diana Butler Bass
Author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. 

She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eight books, including Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening (HarperOne, 2012). Her other books include A People's History of    Christianity: The Other Side of the Story (HarperOne, 2009), nominated for a Library of Virginia literary award, and the best-selling Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith (2006) which was named as one of the best religion books of the year by Publishers Weekly and was featured in a cover story in USA TODAY.


Sunday Evening, September 28

 4:00pm - 7:30pm Check-in and Registration 
7:30pm - 7:45pm  Music by Joe and suzanne Hopkins, School of Performing Arts, Birmingham 
7:45pm - 8:00pm  Welcome and a Word from Mercer University 
8:00pm - 9:00pm Diana Butler Bass 

Monday Morning, September 29

 7:30am McAfee Board of Visitors Breakfast 
7:30am  Doctor of Ministry Degree Information Breakfast 
8:20am - 8:30am  Music, Joe and Suzanne Hopkins 
8:30am - 9:00am  Jim King, Parkway Baptist Church, Duluth 
9:00am - 9:30am  Andrea Dellinger Jones, Millbrook Baptist Church, Raleigh 
10:00am - 10:30am  Charley Reeb, Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg 
10:30am - 10:45am Fellowship and Refreshments 
10:45am - 11:30am  Diana Butler Bass 

Monday Afternoon, September 29

 12:15pm Golf Outing (Contact Matt DuVall for more information)
2:00pm  Discussion of Texts for Advent, Alan Culpepper and Peter Rhea Jones 
5:00pm  Dinner for McAfee Students and Alumni, The Rederica House

Monday Evening, September 29

 7:00pm Daniel Vestal, Director of the Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership, Mercer University 
8:00pm  Fellowship and Refreshments, Hosted by First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island

Tuesday Morning, September 30

 8:30am - 8:45am Wake up to Music, Joe and Suzanne Hopkins 
8:45am - 9:15am  Ronald Handlon, First Baptist Church, Cocoa, FL 
9:15am - 9:45am Chris George, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain 
9:45am - 10:15am  David Hull, Watkinsville 
10:15am - 10:30am  Fellowship and Refreshments 
10:30am - 11:20am  Diana Butler Bass 
11:20am - 11:30am  Announcements about MPC 2015 and Adjournment 


Registrants are responsible for making their own lodging accommodations. Below are some area hotels that are offering special rates for attendees. Be sure to ask for the Mercer Preaching Consultation group rate when making reservations.

King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia

Holiday Inn
299 Main Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522