Annual Preaching Forum

The Preacher as The Worshipper

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 8:30am to 8:30pm

  • 8:30am — Registration
  • 9:00am – 11:15am — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session I
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm — Founder’s Day Luncheon (meal included in registration fee)
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session II
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session III
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm — Dinner (meal included in registration fee)
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session IV

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(For hotels, please use this link to get the Northern group rate.  Hotel is ½ mile from the Lisle Center and rate includes wifi and full hot breakfast buffet)

Dr. Gary Hayles
NKP Director
Northern Seminary




Dr. William Shiell
Northern Seminary







Bishop Ronald Godbee, Sr. Pastor of River Church in Durham, NC

Dr. Kim Neal, Evangelist, Harlem, NY

Dr. Harry White, Sr. Pastor, Watts Chapel Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

Rev. Gail Rice, NKP Peer Group Leader, Chicago, IL

Dr. Kevin Cosby, Sr. Pastor of St. Steven Baptist Church & President of Simmons Bible College, Louisville, KY

A Community That Affirms

A peer preaching group changed the course of a student’s seminary journey—and her ministry path.
By: Melissa Champs

When I was a young woman and a praise-and-worship leader in the church, I never thought my voice would be heard outside of singing. I never imagined my words would have the power to pierce the stoniest foundations. I never thought I’d have the God-given passion to address topics that mattered to others. Had I not begun my preaching journey by participating in a peer group in seminary, I might still feel the same way.

When I chose to attend seminary, I wasn’t entirely sure of my reasons. I saw pursuing an education as a vital component of being equipped, and I valued being prepared and equipped to serve. I also knew that people put stock in credentials. Yet the more I grew in the Lord, the more I realized that the preparation is what’s important, not the credentialing. My preaching peer group helped me gain that awareness.


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