The Contagious Joy of Preaching

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 | 12:00 am

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto Ontario

At the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship conference titled “The Contagious Joy of Preaching”, there will be a master class course called “Fine-Tuned Preaching” led by Rev. Scott Hoezee and Rev. Dr. John Rottman from Calvin Seminary and Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson of Emmanuel College.

Registration information is available at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship website:

This master class is an exciting opportunity for fifteen preachers to fine tune their preaching with peers and preaching experts. Preachers do not often have a chance to attend a course that offers a safe and encouraging environment in which to preach, get feedback, and to set goals for personal preaching growth.

Over two days, you will participate in individual and group-led workshops that will give a background to elements of preaching excellence, no matter what sermon form is used:

Course Schedule

• Monday, October 23 11:00am Workshop Session One
The Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson “The Preaching Scene Today”

• Monday, October 23 2:30pm Workshop Session Two
The Rev. Dr. John Rottman “The Importance of Preaching Trouble”

• Tuesday, October 24 11:00am Workshop Session Three
The Rev. Scott Hoezee “The Importance of Preaching Grace”

• Tuesday, October 24 2:00pm and 6:30pm
Tuesday afternoon and evening will be devoted to participants preaching, feedback and individual goal-setting. Participants will receive a free copy of Paul Scott Wilson, The Four Pages of the Sermon (Abingdon, 1999) and are to have read it and to come with a 10-15 minute sermon to be preached in small groups.

  • Scott Hoezee, Center for Excellence in Preaching, Calvin Seminary
  • John Rottman, Calvin Seminary
  • Paul Scott Wilson, Emmanuel College

In addition, participants are invited (strongly encouraged) to attend the annual Symposium on Worship at Calvin Seminary on January 25-27, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Your registration fees will be paid by the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Seminary. Participants in Fine-Tuned Preaching will meet again to preach, receive feedback, and to assess growth.

"Catholics, Protestants, and 500 Years of Preaching"

Oct 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids MI

Save the date: Fall Preaching Conference: “Catholics, Protestants, and 500 Years of Preaching” with Dr. Gregory Heile, OP. October 26, 2017, Calvin Theological Seminary, 9:30 am.