"Why Church Matters in a Culture of Narcissism"
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simon's Island, GA
Sponsors:Co-Sponsored by James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology and
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia
First Congregational Church of Glenn Ellyn, IL
Pastor, writer and teacher, Lillian Daniel has served as the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn Illinois since 2004. Her book, When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God In Surprising Places, Even the Church is a provocative case for why religious community matters. This much talked about book has been described as biting, hilarious, pitch perfect, tender and often stunningly beautiful.
She co-authored This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers with Martin B. Copenhaver. Noteworthy for its humor and honesty, it has been read by clergy and laity alike. And her first book, Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony is the story of one church's attempt to get people to talk to each other about God.
An editor at large for the Christian Century Magazine, and a contributing editor at Leadership Journal, her work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Books and Culture, The Journal for Preachers and in the daily email devotionals available at ucc.org, with over 20,000 subscribers.
She has taught preaching Chicago Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School and at her alma mater, Yale Divinity School, where she received the 2010 distinguished alumni award for "Distinction in Congregational Ministry."
A frequent speaker around the country, Lillian has preached at the National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, and the Festival of Homiletics and delivered lectures to clergy at Kings College, London and Queen's College, Ontario.
Sunday Evening, September 22
4:00-6:30 Check-in and Registration at the King & Prince
7:00 Meet at FBC, St. Simons Island
Rob Nash, Professor, McAfee School of Theology
Does Preaching Matter?
8:00 Fellowship and Refreshments hosted by First Baptist Church, St. Simons
Monday Morning, September 23
7:00 McAfee Board of Visitors Breakfast
7:00 Doctor of Ministry Degree Information Breakfast
8:20-8:30 Music, David Keith, Townsend School of Music, Mercer University
8:30-9:00 William D. Shiell, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Tallahassee
From 'Slow of Heart' to 'Burning Heart(s)': Preaching that Overcomes Forgetfulness
9:00-9:30 Jake Hall, Pastor
The Treachery of Sermons
9:30-10:00 Shaun King, Pastor, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta
Every Sermon I'll Ever Preach, Ever
10:00-10:30 Fellowship and Refreshments
10:30-10:45 Music, David Keith
10:45-11:30 Lillian Daniel
Monday Afternoon, September 23
12:15 Golf Outing
2:00 Discussion of Texts for Advent with Alan Culpepper and Brett Younger
Monday Evening, September 23
6:00-6:45 Lillian Daniel
7:30 Dinner for McAfee students and alumni – The Frederica House
Tuesday Morning, September 24
8:30-8:45 Wake up to Music, David Keith
8:45-9:15 William G. Wilson, Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem
The Power of a Healthy Pulpit
9:15-9:45 Ruth Perkins Lee, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Atlanta
If You Only Preach One Sermon…
9:45-10:15 Bill Coates, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Gainesville
What I'm Learning About Preaching from Seminarians
10:15-10:30 Fellowship and Refreshments
10:30-11:20 Lillian Daniel
11:20-11:30 Announcement about MPC 2014 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
Rates starting at $168/night
299 Main Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
$90 per night