kerygma scrollKERYGMA: A conference for preachers about proclaiming the Christian message effectively.

Presented by OC Church Resources and Hope Network Ministries
April 2-3, 2018 • Memorial Church of Christ

Last Spring was the first year for KERYGMA.  I did not know how many would attend.  Space was limited to sixty-five and the room was nearly full.  This year, we will have more room at the Memorial Road Church of Christ and opportunities to invite more friends.  Adjustments have been made to the schedule adding a half day with more time for connecting and conversation.  I am grateful for the spirit of the conference and the focus on effective proclamation of the gospel.

For the Greeks, kerygma was the word used for the content of a proclamation. For disciples of Jesus, kerygma is the core message of God's salvation history being fulfilled in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  Rooted in 1 Corinthians 2:2-5, this conference explores various aspects of the preaching life in proclaiming the content and life of faith in Jesus Christ.

I am excited about the program this year and how God will use each person to encourage and equip us more fully in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So mark your calendar and register . . . Click here for presenters and topics.

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The $95 cost includes meals, snacks, and resources including Monte Cox's book, SIGNIFICANT OTHERS: Understanding our Neighbors




Presenters: Monte Cox, Lynn McMillon, Charles Rix, David Fleer, Steve Cloer, Jerry Taylor, Dewayne Case, Jim Martin, Eddie Sharp, and Terry Rush.

Panel Discussion: John Cannon, Jack English, &  Paul Shero--The Need for Friends In Ministry


Preachers need other preachers in authentic relationships and helpful conversations about preaching.


Being a preacher is more than a job; it is a calling – a vocation of faithfully proclaiming God’s message in good times and bad. It is a rewarding and, often, lonely calling. This is why we need each other.


Kerygma is a time and space for preachers to consider the discipline of proclaiming the Christian message in a post­Christian culture.

For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 2:2-5