Growing Christlike Believers through Expository Preaching
Seminar Description:
Sanctification is the goal of transformational preaching. In our sermons, we seek to restore the image of God in our listeners (Rom. 8:29). If contemplation of Christ is how we are transformed into His image (2 Cor. 3:18), then sermons should point people to Christ. Our people need to see Christ to become like Christ. It is not just Christ on the cross – a justification only message – that our people need to see. We must preach “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). Paul’s goal in preaching was to “present every man complete in Christ” (Col. 1:28). Each unit of thought in the Bible should teach us something about Christ, some facet of his image, that we seek to replicate in this life by His grace. How can we aim each sermon to grow Christlike believers? What methods will help us aim our messages more effectively? This seminar will teach you how to preach expository messages designed to produce Christlike believers who are being transformed by God’s Spirit.

David Christensen (Th.M., D.Min.) David served in dual ministry for thirty years as a Bible college professor and local church pastor. He is the founder of The Rephidim Project, a ministry devoted to encouraging and equipping pastors for expository preaching. David is the author of six books including The Persuasive Preacher: Pastoral Influence in a Marketing World. He retired as Preaching Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in 2018 to devote himself to encouraging pastors, missionaries, and church leaders through Bible exposition and teaching the methods of expository preaching to the next generation of preachers.

Mark J. Crocco (B.S., M.Div.) Mark is the Owner and President of Integrity Leadership Development Inc. He spent fifteen years in pastoral ministry and has spent the last twenty-five years developing leadership in organizations. Mark is a highly sought after leadership development expert, public speaker, and author. He oversees the Crocco Catalytic Leadership Institute, which exists to create leadership materials with the goal of developing leadership. Mark speaks at many leadership conferences throughout the country and often speaks at churches, bible conferences, and retreats. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Bible and Grace Theological Seminary.