Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship 2013


Sun. Nov. 3 - Tues. Nov. 5
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.

Theme: Preaching For Tomorrow – the Horizon of Hope

Sermons | Lectures | Workshops | Fellowship

An event for clergy sponsored by:
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, in partnership with Metropolitan United Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (United)

And in association with:
Emmanuel College, Trinity College, McMaster Divinity College, Wycliffe College, Huron College, Tyndale Seminary, Knox College and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Keynote Speakers:
The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose
The Rev. Dr. Jana L. Childers
The Rev. Dr. John M. Buchanan
The Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson


Event Schedule

Sunday, November 3

*Sunday Morning Preaching Schedule

• St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Rev. Dr. John Buchanan
• Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
   Lester Randall Sunday - Rev. Dr. Jana Childers
• Timothy Eaton Memorial Church - Rev. Dr. David Lose
• Metropolitan United - 195th anniversary
   25th anniversary of Malcolm Sinclair's ministry - Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair

5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. -  Advance Registration

*Sunday Evening - 7 p.m. • Opening Worship - Dr. David Lose
"Marking the Thin Places" (Genesis 28:10-28)

8:30pm - Panel discussion featuring the four keynote speakers
• Reception to follow


Monday, November 4

Monday Morning

• 8 a.m. Registration & Coffee
• 9 a.m. Opening Chapel - Rev. Dr. Jana Childers preaching "Doing the Math" (Joshua 4:1-9);
Liturgist - Rev. Will Ingram; Organist - William  Maddox BMus, FTCL
• 9:30 a.m. Plenary - Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson
  “Preaching as Poetry in an Age of Math”

• 10:30 - Break
• 11 a.m. Workshop Session One
  1. Survival Skills for the Preacher
- Rev. Dr. John Buchanan
  2. Preaching as Parable - Rev. Dr. Michael Knowles
  3. Preaching in a Multicultural World - Rev. Dr. Daniel Wong
  4. Reading the Image, Reading the Text - Rev. Dr. Gail Ricciuti
  5. Preaching Resurrection - Rev. Dr. Todd Townshend
  6. Using Stories in Sermons - Rev. Dr. Annette Brownlee
  7. Preaching as a Matter of Death and Life - Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes  

Lunch 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Monday Afternoon

• 1:30 p.m. Plenary - David Lose
  “Preaching in the Age of Digital Pluralism”
• 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session Two
  1. Preaching Ourselves into the Biblical Story
- Rev. Dr. David Lose
  2. Preaching as Parable - Rev. Dr. Michael Knowles
  3. Redeeming Lectio Continua - Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston
  4. Reading the Image, Reading the Text - Rev. Dr. Gail Ricciuti
  5. It Takes Courage - Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling
  6. Preaching the Hero - Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair
• 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. - Break
• 4:15 - 5:00 p.m - Chapel - Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson
"The Beauty of the Unbeautiful" - Isaiah 52:13-53:12;
Liturgist - Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling; Host - Rev. Kevin Robertson;
Organist - William Maddox BMus, FTCL (CCDP Sanctuary)
• 5 p.m. - Reception - (CCDP Elliot Hall)
• 6 p.m. Dinner YP - Heritage Rm

Monday Evening

• *7:30 p.m. - Donald and Margery Tow Lectureship in Preaching
• Rev. Dr. John Buchanan (YP Sanctuary)
  "What in the World will Become of Us? Does the Church have a Future?"


Tuesday, November 5

Tuesday Morning

• 9 a.m. Plenary - Rev. Dr. Jana Childers
  “Humble Truths: Creativity & the Preacher's Ego”
• 10 a.m. Workshop Session Three
  1. Body - The Spirit's Message Board - Rev. Dr. Jana Childers
  2. Allowing the Word's Beauty to be Heard - Rev. Dr. Paul S. Wilson
  3. Exegetical Skills for Expository Preaching - Rev. Dr. Fred Penney
  4. Preaching Resurrection - Rev. Dr. Todd Townshend
  5. It Takes Courage - Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling
  6. Using Stories in Sermons - Rev. Dr. Annette Brownlee
  7. Preaching Toward the Horizons of Healthy Congregations - Rev. Will Ingram
• 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Break
• 11:15 - noon - Chapel - Rev. Dr. John Buchanan preaching
  The Risky Business of Preaching and Listening to Sermons - Acts 20:7-12

12:00 p.m. Lunch in the Heritage Room

*indicates portions of the event open to the public at no charge - offering to be taken Sunday and envelopes available for Monday. All other events will be open to those who register (lay, clergy and students)


Registration Fee
(includes Monday lunch, dinner, coffee breaks and a wine and cheese reception)
$245 after **October 11**

Full time students receive a $50 discount at registration.


CCDP is Christ Church Deer Park Anglican Church located directly across the street from Yorkminster Park.



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