Peaching conference 2020. Preaching with Millenials and Gen Z in Mind.

Preaching Conference 2020

Theme: Preaching with Millennials and Gen Z in Mind

Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Tyndale Chapel (Map)


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Keynote Speaker

Mary Hulst

Dr. Mary Hulst

Mary Hulst has served since 2009 as University Pastor of Calvin University. Mary spent eight years serving as the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before leaving to pursue a PhD in communication ethics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After earning her degree, Dr. Hulst taught for one year in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin College and then for two years at Calvin Theological Seminary as Assistant Professor of Preaching before coming to Calvin University.

Mary preaches weekly on Sunday evenings at Calvin for students, integrating her love for scripture and her love for college students. The sermons she preaches at Calvin can be found by searching for the “Calvin College LOFT” podcast or on Calvin University's Campus Ministry website. Known as “Pastor Mary” on campus, she loves to meet with any student to talk about life, faith, or anything else. When her schedule allows, Dr. Hulst also lectures around the country on preaching, teaches workshops for preachers, and consults with churches and search committees on how to listen to sermons. Her book A Little Handbook for Preachers was released in 2016.

A native of Holland, Michigan, Mary loves the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and every now and then she takes up running again. Mary is married to Drew Kromminga and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Time Topic Speaker
10:00 – 11:00AM Preaching as Participation in God's Mission
God is actively at work in the world bringing forth God’s kingdom. How can our preaching connect with what God is doing without adding more burden to our busy schedules?
Dr. Marilyn Draper
Preaching from the Psalms
This workshop will explore various ways to preach from the Psalms, including the importance of preaching from different types of psalms.
Dr. Rebecca Idestrom
Preaching for Discipleship in Your Congregation from Mark's Gospel
This workshop overviews the development of discipleship in the Gospel of Mark and explores how to relate the world of the text to the world of your congregation through your preaching on discipleship
Dr. Narry Santos
Preaching Clinic I (Max. 4 participants; advance preparation of a 15-min sermon required)
Each participant in this two-part Clinic will present a 15-minute sermon, receiving feedback from a preaching professor and one another plus we will discuss improving our preaching by feed-in and feedback.
Dr. Daniel Wong
1:15 – 2:15PM Preaching in Disorienting Times: Leaning into Imaginative Hope
In a time where the pace of change is faster than the pace of learning. In a revolutionary era of surprise and innovation, you need to learn to think and act like a revolutionary. How do we lean into the disorientation and chaos so that revolutionary possibilities are accessible? How do we evoke imagination rather than simply react?
Dr. Gary Nelson
Preaching in Post-Christian Canada: lessons from history for faithful living today
Preaching in Canada is trickier than many people believe. In this session, we will look at funny and poignant stories that will show some of the mistakes we can avoid as we bring Jesus to this part of the world.
Dr. James Robertson
Faithful and Fractured: Restoring our minds and hearts through the Word
This workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the power of God's TRUTH in restoring and sanctifying our broken thoughts, emotions, and relational patterns through an integrative framework of counselling and formation.
Dr. Helen Noh
Preaching Clinic II (continuation of Part I) Dr. Daniel Wong


Email Alfred Au at aau [at] tyndale [dot] ca for inquiries.