Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
EFCA One: Forum on Expository Preaching
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
“Preach Not Ourselves, But Preach As Ourselves.”
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:5 that though we do not preach ourselves, we preach Christ, and we preach Christ as ourselves, with our own unique God-given gifts and voice.
We are encouraged to have Phil Ryken, President of Wheaton College and David Dockery, President of Trinity International University serve as our speakers at our Forum on Expository Preaching. Both of our speakers have served faithfully as pastors of local churches and now as presidents in Christian education settings. Both are extremely gifted as preachers of the Word of God. With their unique gifts, and as they preach Christ, not themselves though as themselves, one approaches preaching as more of a preacher-teacher while the other approaches it more as a teacher-preacher. These differences are represented well in the Free Church. There will be much to learn from these godly and gifted expositors.
Goal of the Forum on Expository Preaching
The goal of the Forum on Expository Preaching is to encourage and equip expository preachers in the EFCA who are God-centered, Christ-focused and Spirit-empowered, who are biblically faithful, theologically informed and pastorally sensitive, and who have a passion to proclaim God’s Word to God’s people with the goal of glorifying God, nurturing God’s people and building up the church of Jesus Christ.
9:00 – 9:20 Greg Strand – Welcome and Introductions; Worship and Prayer
9:20-9:40 Greg Scharf – "Expository Preaching: A Few Reminders"
9:40-10:00 Discussion in Triplets and Feedback on Challenges Participants are Facing in Their Preaching
10:00 -11:00 Phil Ryken – Preaching: “Crucifixion and Resurrection in the Ministry of the Gospel” (Philippians 3:10-11)
11:00--11:30 Q and A
1:00- 2:00 David Dockery – Preaching: "Our Glorious Salvation" (Titus 3:3-8)
2:00 to 2:30 Q and A
2:30 --3:00 Panel – David, Phil and Greg (moderated by Greg Strand)
Please plan to join us for this excellent Forum on Expository Preaching!