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Preaching for Modern Listeners

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

By: President J.P. Dorsey

Audio from this event available HERE

As communicators of the Gospel, all of us face a dilemma: on the one hand, we are called to take an ancient text, written thousands of years ago in languages and for cultures that are distant from ourselves, and interpret it with skill and integrity. On the other, we are called to communicate its content to today’s audience in a way that honors that interpretive process, but is somehow still accessible, simple, current, and applicable to the modern situation. And if we could do that all in 30-40 minutes, that would be great. Sure, no problem! Northpoint Bible College and 5 Hour Synergy have partnered together to offer a FREE extended one-day workshop to help address just this issue.

Join us on Thursday, September 26th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for “Preaching for the Modern Listener.” We will spend time with three world-class communicators. Dr. George Wood, former General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, will address the unique challenges and benefits of expository preaching in our contemporary context. Dr. David L. Allen, Dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), will address the benefits of Christological preaching and its potential to serve our story-driven, narrative culture. And Evangelist Robert Madu will share on the place of charismatic and motivational preaching in today’s authenticity-oriented culture.

This free, one-day event is made possible by the generous hospitality of Grand Rapids First and by the partnership of Northpoint Bible College and Pastor Brad Trask of 5 Hour Synergy. We are looking forward to hundreds of pastors and church leaders coming together to become better communicators of the Gospel. On top of that, Convoy of Hope has graciously offered to provide a free lunch for all registered attendants. For more information and to register, please register at

It’s going to be a day of real encouragement, practical help, and of eternal impactI. We hope to see you there!”

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