The University of Mobile invites all pastors to a two-day conference aimed at helping ministers communicate the biblical message with clarity, competence and confidence. The “All Pastors Conference” for biblical text-based ministry will be held Feb. 23–24, 2023, on the University of Mobile campus.
David Allen is the keynote speaker. Allen is the distinguished visiting professor of practical theology at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching. He is author of numerous books and articles, including “Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon.”
“This is an opportunity to hear from one of the best who coaches pastors and teachers on how to deliver the biblical text in an impactful way,” said Steve Bowersox, assistant professor of worship and chair of UM’s Department of Worship Leadership and Technology in the Alabama School of the Arts.
Doug Wilson, professor of biblical studies with the Center for Christian Calling, said the conference will benefit ministry leaders in a variety of roles throughout the church, from lead pastor and teaching pastor to worship minister and youth director.
“In addition to providing practical information, this conference will give participants the opportunity to exchange best practices and learn from the experiences of one another,” Wilson said.
The event includes breakout sessions for pastors, music ministers, discipleship leaders and youth pastors. The conference begins Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. with worship and a message. Afterward, an Up Close and Personal reception and book signing will be held with speakers and artists at UM’s College Woods Auditorium. On Friday, Feb. 24, the day includes breakfast, worship and devotional time, breakout sessions and the closing plenary session.
Cost is $35 per person, or $25 per person for groups of four or more from the same church. Online registrations are accepted through Feb. 22. Registration is also available at the door. Learn more and register at umobile.edu/allpastors.
The All Pastors Conference is hosted by the university’s Center for Christian Calling and Alabama School of the Arts.