Christ-Centered Interpretation and Application of Scripture
Date & time: Saturday, February 24th, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave, Toronto
Speakers: Dr. Bryan Chapell
Preaching is an incredible privilege and a daunting responsibility. Cultivating the art and craft of preaching is a lifelong endeavor that takes time, effort, and patience for the long haul. At Wycliffe’s Preaching Day we have made it our primary commitment to continue to learn how to engage more deeply with the biblical text to help preachers and listeners respond to God’s call on our lives.
We look forward to welcoming Dr Bryan Chapell as our keynote speaker for Preaching Day 2024 on Saturday February 24th. Dr Chapell is the Pastor Emeritus of Grace Presbyterian Church in Illinois and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books including the prize winning Christ-centered Preaching which is used in many preaching courses. He will be speaking on the heart, hands, and hope of a Christ-centered message in preaching. We are grateful for the support of the Canadian Bible Society in sponsoring this event.
In an era when many people, including preachers, are wondering about the significance and place of preaching, Wycliffe College seeks to serve and equip church leaders by offering encouragement, training, and resources for preaching the good news in their contexts.
Dr. Bryan Chapell, Ph.D. Is Pastor Emeritus of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. He now leads the Administrative Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America. His preaching and teaching are broadcast in many nations through Unlimited Grace Media, and are also available at unlimitedgrace.com. He is the author of many books, including Unlimited Grace, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Gospel According to Daniel, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages. He and his wife, Kathy, have four adult children, and a growing number of grandchildren.
09:30 AM: Welcome and First Session; The Heart of a Christ-centered Message
10:45 AM: Coffee Break
11:15 AM: Second session: The Hands of a Christ-centered Message
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Third Session: The Hope of a Christ-centered Message
2:30 PM: Coffee Break
3:00 PM: Interview
4:00 PM Chapel service: Galatians 2:20 “United to Christ”.