Conference funding provided by the NTS Fronia Maud Darden Lectures on Parish Ministry and the NTS W. D. McGraw Lectures on Parish Ministry.  Generous donations for the conference have also been received by Allen & Saralyn Brown, Wayne & Kay Rice, Chad & Jeannie Williams, and an anonymous donor.


We are so excited to be able to report that this CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT!  Nearly 400 people will be on our campus October 1-2 to experience biblical, holiness preaching.  Thanks be to God!  

NOT ABLE TO ATTEND?  We are working with NPH to make the conference available via DVD and/or video download, following the conference; a book will also be published with sermons and reflections.  Continue to check our website (this page), as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feed, for the details.  

About the conference

Biblical preaching is one ofthe most important tasks of the God-called ministry. That’s why preparing and resourcing women and men to be outstanding biblical preachers is a priority for Nazarene Theological Seminary. And this will be the focus of the first NTS Preaching Conference: PREACHING HOLINESS IN A PLURALISTIC WORLD  |  OCTOBER 1-2, 2013.

We believe this two-day conference will be different than any you have attended before. We have asked eight of the finest holiness preachers in the Church of the Nazarene to come and preach-you will recognize them by name and reputation (to read the preacher’s bio, click on his/her name):

  • DAN BOONE - President | Trevecca Nazarene University
  • SCOTT DANIELS - Pastor | Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene
  • TIM GREEN - Dean, School of Religion | Trevecca Nazarene University
  • OLIVIA METCALF - Co-Senior Pastor | Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene
  • GABRIEL SALGUERO - Co-Lead Pastor | The Lamb’s Church
  • CARLA SUNBERG - Co-District Superintendent | East Ohio District Church of the Nazarene
  • SAM VASSEL - Senior Pastor | Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene
  • J. K. WARRICK - General Superintendent | Church of the Nazarene

In ethnically and stylistically diverse ways, each preacher will preach a sermon from a text of their choice around the theme of holiness. Immediately following the sermon, a moderator will sit down with each preacher and ask the very practical question: “How did you do that?” Most of us know a good sermon when we hear one, but we rarely get to hear the preacher talk about their method. After this brief interview, the conference attendees will have the opportunity for Q & A with each preacher regarding their sermon specifically, as well as about preaching in general.

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 *Conference attendees will be responsible for transportation and accommodations.