Next Tuesday, April 21st 2009, I am taking part in the Ministry Professional Growth Seminar which is broadcast by satellite and internet to thousands of pastors all over the world. Entitled: Beyond Pulpits and Pews, apparently, many thousands have signed up on ww.ministerialassociation.com. (It's free to register!) I shall be one of four speakers who include the redoubtable Fred Craddock - a most significant figure in the preaching world.
Challenged to speak to pastors about mission, I am focusing on Luke 4:14-21. Many see this as a key mission statement for the church today - it's global, subversive, impossible without Jesus, yet possible with Him in Nazareth...and our places. It's going to be a demanding day because, after each address (the organizer calls them "prectures" - half preach/half lecture), questions will be taken from pastors all round the world, and answered by a panel. What an opportunity to encourage leaders!
As always, I am grateful for prayer support from my internet friends.