Festival of Preaching NW 2014 really will be "bigger" and "better" than ever!
Festival of Preaching NW 2014 is scheduled for Monday, April 28 - Thursday, May 1, 2014. That means that our 2014 version of the Festival is a day longer than in the past. And this year we welcome twelve outstanding preachers/ speakers, twice as many as in the past.
Our theme for 2014 will be "Preaching in a Post-Modern World." We welcome as our featured speakers: Debbie Blue from the House of Mercy, Anna Carter Florence of Columbia Seminary, Scott Kisker from United Theological Seminary, independent theologian Tony Jones, young Disciples of Christ leader Jose Morales, Heidi Neumark, Lutheran pastor and author; Rodger Nishioka from Columbia Seminary, Fleming Rutledge, Episcopal teacher and eminent author; Melissa Skelton head of the Congregation for Congregational Development and Pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal in Seattle, Will Willimon of Duke, and Jim Forbes, pastor emeritus of The Riverside Church.
Festival of Preaching 2014 will take place at "First Church," just west of the Space Needle in Seattle,Washington. Enjoy the beautiful spring of the Pacific Northwest, and a setting that puts you near such attractions as "Pike Place Market," , Seattle Arts Museum's "Outdoor Sculpture Garden", "the Experience Music Project," "The Dale Chihuly Glass House," and an array of great restaurants and night
If you have purchased tickets for the Festival of Preaching and are unable to attend, refunds will be considered until April 1. Please contact the Event Coordinator for more information.
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Congregational Leadership Northwest
The Festival of Preaching Northwest is being presented by Congregational Leadership Northwest whose mission is "To Build Congregations by Strengthening Leaders." The Festival serves this core mission. In a time of tremendous challenges for congregations and their leaders, the mission of the Congregational Leadership Northwest is to build congregations by strengthening leaders. The Network brings people of the Pacific Northwest together for leadership education, formation, and support.