Preaching Conference 2018 It's all in how you tell it - Keynote Speaker Dr. Torrey Robinson DMin March 6, 2017 9am - 3:30pm

Tyndale Preaching Conference 2018

Event Date(s): Tue, 2018/03/06 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Event Type: Conference

Theme: It’s All in How You Tell It

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Torrey Robinson

Torrey Robinson is in his twenty-first year as senior pastor of The First Baptist Church of Tarrytown, New York, just north of New York City. Torrey is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Over more than 35 years of ministry Torrey has pastored three other churches in Colorado, Wisconsin and New Jersey. In 2003, with his father, Haddon Robinson, Torrey co-wrote the book It’s All in How You Tell It: Preaching First Person Expository Messages. Along the way, Torrey has served as an adjunct professor of preaching at Denver Seminary, Bethel Seminary and Lancaster Bible College.

Workshop Speakers

Rev. Kaarina Hsieh

Lead Pastor, Parkway Forest Church, Toronto

Rev. Kaarina HsiehKaarina Hsieh has been serving in pastoral ministries for over 20 years. She also served as the Dean of Students at Tyndale Seminary for 17 of those years and has been serving as Lead Pastor at Parkway Forest Community Church in Toronto for the past 6 years. Parkway Forest is a diverse and vibrant church plant in the heart of North York that seeks to love people towards a saving knowledge of Christ for the joy and blessing of the Kingdom.


Rev. Dr. Mona Scrivens

Pastor, Amberlea Presbyterian Church, Pickering

Rev. Dr. Mona ScrivensMona Scrivens is an ordained minister in The Presbyterian Church in Canada. She has a passion for the Family, of every configuration. Mona believes passionately that it is through families that the church extends its reach in nurturing faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. 

She has been seen on Cityline, The Women’s Network, CTV morning shows and a variety of other broadcasts, communicating her knowledge and passion for the family. Her video Ready for Delivery was also produced at that time. Mona is currently working on her second book, with a focus on pregnancy, childbirth and spirituality. She lives in Scarborough with her husband, Brian and her two amazing children, Emily and Tyler.


Rev. Dr. Tim Tang

English Pastor, East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church, and Associate Director, Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre

Rev. Dr. Tim TangPastor Tim has been the English pastor at the East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church for 15 years. Though Tim planned a career in healthcare, completing a B.Sc. in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, God called him to full-time ministry during a short-term missions trip to Asia in 1996. He went on to finish his M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministry at Tyndale Seminary. Since that time, Tim has been involved with John424, a worship ministry; the Tribe of Issachar, a leadership training ministry; and completed a 2-year program called Arrow Leadership. Tim has also recently completed a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He lives in Toronto with his wife Joanne, two sons Tobin Wesley, Mathis Jiles, and a daughter, Breylin Emmanuelle.


Rev. Dr. Robert Dean

Adjunct Professor of Theology, Tyndale Seminary

Rev. Dr. Robert DeanA graduate of Wycliffe College, Robert previously served for seven years as a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church in Scarborough. Over the past 6 years, he has taught a variety of courses as an Adjunct Professor in the theology department at Tyndale Seminary, alongside an itinerant preaching ministry.

Robert’s scholarly work is motivated by the question of what it means for the church to be a faithful community of disciples in our contemporary post-Christendom Canadian context. While formally trained as a systematic theologian, his experience as a pastor and his dissertation work with the theologies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Stanley Hauerwas have left him deeply convinced that theology is a practical discipline that can be applied to the concrete realities facing the church. . This past year, Robert published his second book, Leaps of Faith: Sermons from the Edge, a collection of sermons with a Foreword by Fleming Rutledge.


Bonus Feature: Preaching Workshops by Local Pastors. Details (PDF)
- AM Workshop 1: God Speaks my Language! by Rev. Kaarina Hsieh
- AM Workshop 2: Sharing the Pulpit: Building a Lay Preaching Ministry by Rev. Dr. Tim Tang
- PM Workshop 1: Relevant Preaching in a Global Community by Rev. Dr. Mona Scrivens
- PM Workshop 2: Confessing Christ in Troubled Times: Bonhoeffer as a Resource for Preachers by Rev. Dr. Robert Dean

Detailed conference schedule (PDF)

Parking is included for registered attendants. Parking lots and entrances locations (PDF)Campus maps.

Registration: Early Bird Deadline - February 6, 2018

Regular: $69 + HST; after Feb. 6: $79 + HST
Tyndale Alumni: $59 + HST; after Feb. 6: $69 + HST
Current Tyndale Students (Student Photo ID Required), Faculty, Staff and Instructors: $15 + HST
Optional bag lunch @ $15 each; deadline for ordering lunch is Feb. 20 (place order when you register)

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