Candler professor to lead Pastor's School


Dr. Tom Long of Candler School of Theology will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 Pastors’ School. 

The event, themed “Preaching Through the Storms,” is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford. 

“Although the task of preaching has never been easy, in this cultural moment Christian preachers face significant challenges,” Long said. “Many congregations have lost the sharp vision of the church’s mission, are often conflicted over major issues and sometimes wonder how to hold onto faith in the face of suffering and loss. 

 “We will think through some of these challenges. We will explore certain texts coming up in the lectionary for the fall.” 

In addition to the lectures, participants will have the opportunity to take part in conversations on a variety of topics, including “Preaching without Resources,” “Spiritual Disciplines: A Resource for Worship,” “Children in Worship: Seen, Heard, and Celebrated,” “Does Anybody Know How to Run this Thing:  Worship, Media, and You” and “Behold the Beauty: Creating Worshipful Spaces in Any Setting.” Clergy will received 1.5 continuing education units for full participation.

Cost of the event is $110 plus $40 for on-site lodging. Participants should bring bedding, towels, walking shoes and musical instruments. 

Pastors’ School is coordinated by the Center for Ministry in partnership with the Board of Ordained Ministry. This year’s school is also sponsored by the CFM’s Art of Preaching program. 

For information call the center at 601-974-1488 or visit