Expository Preaching Workshop 2015:
Preaching Jude in Today's Culture

You can deliver a clear, effective, expository sermon without putting your congregation to sleep. The Expository Preaching Workshop - Preaching Jude in Today's Culture will aid you in clearly communicating the message of Scripture to your congregation while keeping them engaged at every turn.

The workshop will take place on March 2-3, 2015. Early registration for the workshop is $25 for students and $50 for non-students through February 26, 2015. After February 26, registration fees increase to $50 for students and $75 for non-students. The workshop will run from 4:00-8:00 pm on Monday and 8:00 am-4:15 pm on Tuesday.  Course credit is also available for attending this year's conference.  Please visit the Course Credit link for additional information.

For overnight accommodations, contact Guest Housing at the Riley Center at 817-921-8800 or guests@swbts.edu.

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Dr. Jerry Vines

Dr. Jerry Vines served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL from 1982 until 2006. He holds a Th.D. from Luther Rice Seminary. He served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1988–1989. He has authored numerous works, including Power in the Pulpit. Dr. Vines currently travels the country preaching and hosting “Power in the Pulpit” conferences to help pastors become more effective in the preparation and delivery of expository sermons.

Dr. Paige Patterson

Dr. Paige Patterson earned his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the President of The Criswell College 1975-1992 and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 1992-2003. He currently serves as the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His experience also includes a number of years serving as pastor. He is a member of the Board of Reference for the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Dr. Patterson’s publications include The Church in the 21st Century. Magnolia Hill Papers, 2001. Christ or the Bible. Magnolia Hill Papers, 2001. Heaven. Co-authored with W.A. Criswell, Tyndale House Publishers, 1991.The Troubled Triumphant Church: An Exposition of First Corinthians. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983. A Pilgrim Priesthood: An Exposition of First Peter. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982.

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Dr. Vern Charette

Dr. Vern Charette serves as Associate Professor of Preaching in the School of Theology. He holds a Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary. Vern continues a highly demanding preaching schedule that keeps him in touch with the local church and missions. he contributes his popularity to his homiletical approach. Vern weds an unflinching commitment to text-driven preaching with the pathos of an evangelist, which makes him rare. Vern's pathos for preaching is contagious in the classroom. 

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Dr. David Allen

Dr. David Allen serves as the Dean of the School of Theology, Director of the Center of Biblical Preaching, and Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has served as a pastor and preaching professor for most of his ministry. His publications include “Fundamentals of Genre: How Literary Form Affects the Interpretation of Scripture” in The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, ed. Brian Larson and “With a Bible in My Hand: The Preaching Legacy of Dr. W. A. Criswell,” Criswell Theological Review.

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Dr. Steven Smith

Dr. Steven Smith serves as Vice President for Student Services and Communications at Southwestern Seminary as well as Professor of Communication for the College at Southwestern. He holds a Ph.D. from Regent University. He is the author of Dying to Preach, writes a preaching column for patheos.com, and has presented at numerous conferences. He is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the Evangelical Theological Society.

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Dr. Matthew McKellar

Dr. Matthew McKellar serves as Associate Professor of Preaching in the School of Theology. He holds a Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary. He served as Pastor of Sylvania Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas for more than 20 years before joining the faculty at Southwestern in 2009.

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