Date: July 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church, Waynesboro
301 S Wayne Ave
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Presented by the Valley and Central Regions of the BGAV
As Christian preachers, we are called by God to be servants of God’s word and stewards of the gospel. However, in the press of other pastoral work and the drudgery of mundane administrative tasks, at times our enthusiasm for preaching may lag. We may consider our weekly sermons more of a duty than a delight–an obligation which leads us to preach on the edge of desperation for a relevant word from God.
This preaching workshop is designed to awaken our passion for the gospel and the immediacy of God’s active presence as communicated through scripture. Whether you’re a beginning speaker or have preached for years, this workshop can empower you for more dynamic preaching of the gospel and greater ability to communicate the exciting message of God’s word.
Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch)
Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Ervin R. Stutzman
Ervin R. Stutzman recently retired after eight years as Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA. Previously, he served as a professor of preaching and dean at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. He has also served in the roles of pastor, regional overseer, missions administrator, and moderator for Mennonite Church USA. He holds Masters degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Eastern Mennonite Seminary and received his Ph.D. from Temple University.
Ervin was born as a twin into an Amish home in Kalona, Iowa and later joined the Mennonite Church. Ervin married Bonita Haldeman of Manheim, Pennsylvania. They currently live in Harrisonburg, VA, where they are members at the Park View Mennonite Church. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Ervin is a preacher, a teacher, and an author. You can learn more about him at www.ervinstutzman.com.
For more information contact Angela House, ministry assistant, at 800.255.2428, ext. 5293.