Spoiler Alert! Preview of Day Two, “Believing through Preaching and Teaching”
Earlier this week Kent Burreson and I had the opportunity to Zoom with the presenters for the second day of our upcoming conference on adult faith formation, Pastors Timothy Droegemueller (Living Faith Lutheran Church, Cumming, Georgia) and Daniel Eggold (Grace Lutheran Church, Lafayette, Indiana), pictured below.
As each pastor reflected on the core values and practices of his preaching and teaching, I was struck by their wisdom, pastoral sensitivity, and holistic approach. Pastor Eggold used the term “formational preaching”—and at the core of both his preaching and teaching is an emphasis on baptismal identity. Pastor Droegemueller summarized his preaching as “textual, Christological, and sacramental.” As has always been the case when Kent and I meet with our pastoral collaborators on this project, the conversation is full of profound and hilarious moments.
There are currently 54 people registered for the June 1 – 3 conference (Orbiting Christ: Belonging, Believing, Behaving). If you are planning to attend but haven’t yet registered, we encourage you to do so soon. If you’re already registered, please share information about the conference with friends and ministry colleagues who are interested in strengthening the missional identity of their congregation.