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1 June 2021 @ 9:00am to 4:30pm

PreachFest!

Various locations and online

Other dates:

  • June 1, 2021
  • June 2, 2021
  • June 3, 2021

St Mark’s is part of PreachFest!, an inaugural conference to inspire your preaching. PreachFest! is on in Canberra and Sydney from 1 to 3 June.

BOOK NOW. Our Early Bird price of $99 ends 30 April!

Refresh your preaching skills.

If you preach regularly and miss hearing others preach, here’s your chance.

PreachFest! is a 3-day conference where you can listen to and learn about preaching through a mix of live-stream and in-person sessions in Sydney and Canberra. We’ve lined up a wide range of experienced and renowned local and international preaching practitioners such as Mike Raiter, Sarah Agnew, Mike Frost, Sam Wells, and more.

Designed with practising preachers and teachers in mind, this is a great opportunity to be ‘on the other side of the pulpit’ and to hear others preach, share ideas and resources, be encouraged and inspired, and refine your gift.

Come and Explore

  • What is the point of preaching?
  • Is the art of preaching dead?
  • Can preaching change anything?
  • How can God use your preaching in your local church? 

This event is brought to you by Uniting Mission and Education and St Mark’s National Theological Centre.

Tuesday 1 June 2021

TIME
ST MARK'S
WESLEY CHURCH
SYDNEY
9:00am
Welcome
Welcome
9:30am
Dr Anna Carter Florence
Live-streamed
10:30am
MORNING BREAK
11:00am
John Squires & Elizabeth Raine
Rev'd Dr Rick Dacey
12:00pm
LUNCH
Enjoy the local eateries around our venue
2:00pm
Rev'd Craig Thompson
3:00pm
AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm
Rev'd Mike Raiter
Rev'd Matt Kang
4:30pm
END OF CONFERENCE DAY
Online Evening
Rev'd Dr Sam Wells
Online Session

Wednesday 2 June 2021

TIME
ST MARK'S
WESLEY CHURCH
SYDNEY
9:00am
Welcome
Welcome
9:30am
John Owen
Rev'd Stu Cameron
10:30am
MORNING BREAK
11:00am
Rev'd Dr Ockert Meyer
Rev'd Carolyn Francis
12:00pm
LUNCH
Enjoy the local eateries around our venue
2:00pm
Rev'd Sarah Agnew
Dr Mike Frost
Cultural Exegesis
3:00pm
AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm
Rev'd Mike Raiter
Rev'd Bec Lindsay
4:30pm
END OF CONFERENCE DAY

Thursday 3 June 2021

TIME
ST MARK'S
WESLEY CHURCH
SYDNEY
9:00am
Welcome
Welcome
9:30am
Dr Anna Carter Florence
Live-streamed
10:30am
MORNING BREAK
11:00am
Rev'd Dr Peter Walker
Rev'd Dr Sally Douglas
12:00pm
LUNCH
Enjoy the local eateries around our venue
2:00pm
Peter Hobson
Rev'd Charissa Suli
3:00pm
AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm
Rev'd Mike Raiter
Rev'd Dr Jason Kioa
4:30pm
END OF CONFERENCE DAY

St Mark’s National Theological Centre

15 Blackall Street BARTON  ACT 2600


Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra

20-22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603


St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney

197 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

  • Early Bird price until 30 April — $99.00
  • Full 3-day Conference – $125.00
  • Virtual Ticket — $50

About The Speakers

Rev’d Michael Raiter is a gifted, internationally recognised speaker of the Christian faith. Born in Liverpool, England and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Mike began his career as a high school teacher in Sydney and Pakistan. He studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, becoming the head of the Department of Missions in 1997. On concluding his study at Moore, he returned to Pakistan to teach at the Zarephath Bible Institute. Subsequently, he worked with Church Missionary Society Australia and Interserve in Pakistan. From 2006–2011, Mike served as the principal of the Melbourne School of Theology, an evangelical theological college.

Mike is currently the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an organisation that seeks to train and equip churches around the globe in expository preaching. Mike is also the author of a number of books, including Stirrings of the Soul: Evangelicals and The New Spirituality, which won the 2004 SPCK Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.

Rev’d Dr Sarah Agnew is a storyteller, poet, and minister – this three-fold vocation and identity giving shape to a life guided by Christian spirituality.

Sarah has particular skills as a storyteller and poet, and as a teacher and facilitator of workshops. Her PhD explored the way performance – oral storytelling – leads to interpretation of biblical texts. While in theological college in Adelaide, she was involved in many fresh expressions/alternative worship projects.

Sarah is a published author and poet. Her liturgy has featured in Seasons of the Spirit (Woodlake), Fig Trees and FurnacesWinter, and The Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2 (Wild Goose), and as e-liturgies for Wild Goose Publications.

Dr Michael Frost is an internationally recognised Australian missiologist and one of the leading voices in the missional church movement. His books are required reading in colleges and seminaries around the world and he is much sought after as an international conference speaker.

Since 1999, Dr Frost has been the founding director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. He has also been an adjunct lecturer at various seminaries in the United States.

He is the author or editor of nineteen theological books, the best known of which are the popular and award-winning, The Shaping of Things to Come (2003), Exiles (2006), The Road to Missional (2011) and Surprise the World! (2016). Frost’s work has been translated into German, Korean, Swedish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Rev’d Dr Sam Wells has been Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields since 2012. He has served as a parish priest for 20 years – 10 of those in urban priority areas. He also spent 7 years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel.

Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College. He is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He has published 35 books, including works on Christian ethics, mission, ministry, scripture, liturgy, and preaching.

Sam is married to Jo Wells, who is Bishop of Dorking. They have two children.

  • Dr Anna Carter Florence (US)
  • Rev Dr Sam Wells (UK)
  • Rev Dr Peter Hobson
  • Rev Dr Peter Walker
  • Rev Carolyn Francis

… and many more!

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For More Information

For more information on this event, contact Rev’d Anna Boxwell.

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