Preaching Conference 2023 - Preaching to Reach the World in Our Neighbourhood

Preaching Conference 2023

Preaching to Reach the World in Our Neighbourhood

Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 8:45am to 5:00pm
Location: Tyndale University (Map)


Early Bird tickets available until April 30th, 2023
Lunch is included for all in-person attendees
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Keynote Speakers

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah


  • Session 1 - "The World is Changing, Should the Church?"
  • Session 2 - "The Necessity of Lament"

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Robert B. Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody, 2010); Prophetic Lament (IVP Books, 2015); co-author of Forgive Us (Zondervan, 2014); Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016); and Unsettling Truths (IVP Books, 2019).

Soong-Chan received his B.A. from Columbia University; his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; his Th.M. from Harvard University; his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Duke University.

Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic church living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. He has previously served on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners and the Christian Community Development Association.

He has extensive experience in cross-cultural preaching as well as on numerous college campuses. Soong-Chan has been a main stage speaker at the Urbana Student Missions Conference, the Congress on Urban Ministry, the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference, the CCDA National Conference, the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary National Preaching Conference, the Fuller Missiology Conference, the Justice Conference, and Verge, Catalyst, and Calvin Worship Conferences.

Pastor Sunder Krishnan

Sunder Krishnan


Flaming Pulpits

Sunder Krishnan grew up in the capital city of New Delhi.  He completed high school in 1961; graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967; and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

In June 1969, he joined the staff of Atomic Energy of Canada. Most of his eleven years on staff were spent in safety analysis of nuclear generating stations.

In 1971, he and Shyamala were married. After that, he and his family worshipped at Rexdale Alliance Church. In October 1980, Sunder resigned his position with Atomic Energy of Canada and joined the pastoral staff of Rexdale Alliance Church where he  served until he “retired”  June 30, 2016.

They have two married children, Vijay and Sheila and six grandchildren, Rebecca (Wil), Matthew (Jocelyn), Benjamin, Noah, Joel and Gideon. They currently worship at The Well at which their son Vijay is the lead pastor. Sunder’s  passion is to teach the Scriptures and mentor the next generation to live passionately with God for His glory and their joy.


Workshop Speaker Location
Preaching Masterclass Pastor Sunder Krishnan John Kao Study Centre
Intercultural Panel Rev. Dr. Timothy Li Hui Tang Kimmerle Hall
Intercultural Competency Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre Alumni Hall
Wellness and Care Grace Lee, RMT Tyndale Commons

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Workshop Speakers

Pastor Sunder Krishnan

Sunder Krishnan

Preaching Masterclass

  • Part 1: The Seamless Connection Between Who I Am and What I Preach – Part 1 of this two part workshop, will explore the inner life of the preacher that leads preaching that induces worship.
  • Part 2:  The Seamless Connection Between Who I Am and What I Preach – Part 2 of this two part workshop, will look at prayer — specifically praying for the manifestation of glory in our preaching, for the content of our sermons and for authority in the pulpit.
Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang

Rev. Dr. Timothy Li-Hui Tang

Intercultural Panel

Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang was born in Toronto where he has been a pastor since 2001.  During a mission’s trip to Asia, God called Timothy to ministry in 1996, after which he finished his M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministry at Tyndale Seminary. With over 30 years of experience working with Asian youth in Toronto, Timothy continues to seek avenues to redeem the relationships within our multi-cultural Asian communities. Tim has also completed a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Seminary with a focus on intercultural leadership development. He has recently assumed the role of Director of the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre at Tyndale University.

Tim is married to Joanne with their 3 children, Tobin, Mathis, & Breylin.

Dorothy Pang

TIM Centre

Intercultural Competency

The Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre has been involved in working collaboratively with Canadian leaders and global organizations surrounding a diverse range of cross-cultural, multicultural, and intercultural conversations for decades. Whether in research, direct training, organizing shared events, or focused certificate level training, our leadership seeks to engage in relevant and applicable conversations with hands-on specificity.

Grace Lee

Grace Lee, RMT

Wellness and Care

Grace Lee graduated from The Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and is certified for Cupping Treatment. She is a registered member in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

As a young athlete, Grace competed in many various sports at Recreational and Canadian National levels. With her rigorous training and competition in sports, she endured different injuries and sought rehabilitation from various health care professionals who helped her keep participating in her sports. She works in one of the Award Winning Integrated Health Service Clinics in Toronto, a Chiropractic clinic, and her own RMT Studio. Grace is passionate about helping athletes and active individuals return to full participation in their sport, recreational activities, or active lifestyle.


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Registration Details

Registration includes: Two plenary speaker sessions, Tyndale chapel service, and three interactive workshops. All in-person attendees will receive a lunch, a conference package, and the option of attending a wellness workshop during lunch. Parking on-campus is free.

Group Discount: As of April 14, 2023, 2:00pm EDT, we are offering a 10% group discount for any group purchasing five (5) or more tickets. GROUP DISCOUNT CODE: group10

  • Five (5) tickets must be of the same type (e.g., all in-person)
  • Specify the names, emails, workshop preference, and dietary needs (if in-person) of each attendee when checking out

Early Bird Deadline: April 30th, 2023 11:59pm EDT

Refund Policy: Attendees will receive a full refund if the request is made by May 8, 2023, at 11:59pm EDT. If the refund request is received between May 9-14, 2023, the refund will be subject to a 10% service charge (to ticket price at purchase). After May 14, 2023, refunds will incur a 50% service charge (to ticket price at purchase). We strongly encourage attendees to consider switching to online tickets if they are unable to attend the event in person.

Grant Application

If you require financial support to attend this conference, please complete an application form highlighting to us what your current need is. Members of the Preaching Conference Committee will review the application and, once approved, will contact you via email with a discount code that you can use towards your ticket.

Please be advised that this grant is only available to individuals who are purchasing individual alumni tickets and individual regular tickets (in-person, including early bird). Applyfor a grant to Tyndale University Preaching Conference 2023