VIRTUAL | FREE | USEFUL
All those registered will receive an email on Wednesday, September 30 with a zoom link and password. This is how you will join the event on the morning of Thursday, October 1, 2020. The link will remain open through the entirety of the event.
9:00 – Zoom link open for those who want to join for fellowship
9:30 – Welcome | Announcements | Housekeeping
9:45 – Maximizing Current Resources | Chelsea Waite, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
10:00 – Even the (Grave) Stones Will Cry Out: Preaching and Pastoring at Funerals in a Post-COVID World | Darian Duckworth, First United Methodist Church West Point, Mississippi
10:15 – Q & A for Presenters 1 and 2
10:30 – Paschal Mystery As a Pathway to Post-Pandemic Preaching | Shaun King, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia
10:45 – What is Your Value Proposition? | Kristian Smith; The Faith Community, Atlanta, Georgia
11:00 – Q & A for Presenters 3 and 4
11:15 – Live Full Panel Discussion
12:00 – Final Announcements
Since 1999 Mercer University has sponsored the Preaching Consultation, a gathering of ministers and laypersons interested in the art of preaching. The original plans for this year’s Consultation was to hold the event in Atlanta, but the global health pandemic has compelled us to rethink.
Rethink. Every preacher is doing much of that these days. Rethink worship. Rethink pastoral care. Rethink technologies. Rethink preaching. Rethink what the church will look like beyond the pandemic.
We have pulled together four outstanding preachers who have agreed to share their expertise on how and what we preach in a post-COVID world. Dr. Shaun King, Dr. Darian Duckworth, Rev. Kristian Smith, and Rev. Chelsea Waite bring innovation and creativity to the pulpit of the 21st century that will help all the preachers, proclaimers, and witnesses attending this Consultation.
We want our ministers to find hope, learn new strategies, exchange ideas, and think beyond the pandemic with a vision for the future.