Bridging the Gap: Moving from Text to Sermon

Through the work of the Spirit, every preacher–whether consciously or unconsciously–bridges the gap between the ancient text of Scripture then to the sermon they preach now. Using cutting edge approaches to Biblical study, this continuing education workshop works closely with each participant:  (a) to help you identify and hone your own personal approach to Scripture; (b) to simplify and clarify the process of moving from the ancient text to the modern world we live in; and (c) to gain handles and insights into proclaiming the amazing grace of Jesus Christ to people hungry for an authentic Word from God.

Led by Dr. Merwyn S. Johnson and the ICSM team, this interactive continuing education program is for preachers at any stage of ministry, including ordained pastors, commissioned lay pastors, and other church professionals.  We hope you can join us!

Location: ICSM’s office, 7615 Colony Road, Suite 210, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schedule: Wednesday, September 18, 2024, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Thursday, September 19, 2024, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Friday, September 20, 2024, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.  We will also gather for dinner and table fellowship on Thursday evening at a nearby restaurant (optional; self-pay).

Cost: $350 per person.

Materials to Bring to the Workshop:  Please bring with you to the workshop whichever modern English translations of the Bible you regularly use, any Greek or Hebrew text tools (if you have studied these languages), a Bible dictionary and concordance, if you have them.  Workshop materials, lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

Before the Workshop (Optional):  You will be invited to submit 2-3 written sermons or devotionals in advance of the workshop.  ICSM’s staff will review your submissions in advance to gain a sense of your personal approach to moving from the Biblical text to proclamation.  Your advance submissions will assist us in helping you identify and hone your personal approach to bridging the gap during the workshop.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so early registration is encouraged.  To register, please submit an online Registration Form or contact Sarah Kromer at 704-554-2490 or [email protected].

Contact Us

In Christ Supporting Ministries
7615 Colony Road, Suite 210
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 554-2490