Preaching Pastors’ Retreat

Session 1: May 19-21, 2014
Session 2: October 27-29, 2014


Sponsored by the Pastoral Support Committee – Sacramento Presbytery

The Pastoral Support Committee of the Sacramento Presbytery is happy to announce that Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center will co-sponsor two Preaching Pastors’ events. The second event for this year has been scheduled for October 27-29, 2014, so register today while there is still time and space!

Session 2 – Featured Presenter: Efrem Smith


“The Art and Science of Preaching”

“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” ~ Psalm 111:2

Preaching is both a discipline and Holy Spirit-driven, creative experience. This conference will explore preaching deeply rooted in Scripture and that comes out of the overflow of the preacher’s intimacy with God. Also included will be engaging methods for missional preaching which helps the preacher find their voice in an ever-increasing multi-ethnic and multicultural reality.


Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development for churches, educational institutions, and other organizations.

Currently Efrem is the President and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting, and leadership development organization. He is also an Itinerant Speaker with Kingdom Building Ministries and author of the books, “Raising-up Young Heroes”, “The Hip Hop Church”, “Jump”, and The Post-Black and Post-White Church.

Efrem is a graduate of Minneapolis North Community High School where he was a student in the Visual and Performing Arts Program. He is also a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. Efrem is married to Donecia and has two daughters; Jaeda and Mireya.


Dates for the 2015 Preaching Pastors Retreats coming soon…

Schedule of Events – October 27-29, 2014

Monday, October 27

3:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
Tallac Center Lobby
6:00pm Dinner
Tallac Center Dining Hall
7:00pm Plenary 1
Echo Peak Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 28

8:00am Breakfast
Tallac Center Dining Hall
9:00am – 10:15am Plenary 2
Echo Peak Meeting Room
10:45am – 12:00pm Plenary 3
Echo Peak Meeting Room
12:00pm Lunch
Tallac Center Dining Hall
1:00pm – 6:00pm Afternoon Freetime
 
6:00pm Dinner
Tallac Center Dining Hall
7:00pm Plenary 4
Echo Peak Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 29

8:00am Breakfast
Tallac Center Dining Hall
9:00am – 10:30am Plenary 5
Echo Peak Meeting Room
10:30am – 11:00am Worship
Echo Peak Meeting Room

Safe Travel Home


Registration Fees

Per Pastor $195

  • Includes meals: Monday dinner through Wednesday breakfast
  • Balance due by Friday, October 17th