Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toronto Pastor's Fellowship. . .On Preaching

I just received an e-mail message from my friend, Paul Martin, about the next meeting of Toronto Pastor's Conference. It will be a panel discussion between Robbie Symons (Harvest Oakville), Carl Muller (Trinity, Burlington) and Darryl Dash (Richview, Toronto) about preaching. The whole process, from start to finish will be discussed. I'm glad for this 'nuts and bolts' kind of thing that is so accessible and close for a guy like me who is so conscious of a need to learn! What follows is a copy/paste of Paul's invitation:


What do you love the most about serving the people of God? For many of us, it is the privilege of studying His Word and delivering His truth week-by-week – preaching! Our next Toronto Pastors Fellowship meeting is going to be entirely dedicated to that topic.

Martin Lloyd-Jones wrote that preaching “is the highest and the greatest and the most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called.” If that is true, then it ought to be a subject that we study with great diligence from the start of our ministry to the end.

Our goal on Monday, November 15th is to focus on the whole weekly process. How do we study, then proclaim, then evaluate if what we did on Sunday was of any value? To do that, we have asked three current preachers to join me on a panel discussion.

Carl Muller is the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Burlington, Robbie Symons is the pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville, and Darryl Dash is the pastor of Richview Baptist Church, Toronto – where we hold our meetings. Each of these men has thought long and hard about preaching and each of them has a passion for it in their own lives and in the church at large. Besides this, they each bring a very different method and style to the pulpit. I am anticipating that combination to bring an excellent discussion to our meeting!

All the details for our meeting can be found on the website, or you can become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twtitter to receive regular updates.

I am really looking forward to meeting with you on November 15th. Bring all your questions and thoughts and let’s hammer out together exactly what we should be aiming at in this vital task.

With thanks to God for you,

Paul Martin

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