By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer
PINEVILLE – Former First West Monroe pastor David Uth is returning to the state, this time as the keynote speaker for this year’s E4 preaching conference.
Uth – who is pastor at First Baptist Orlando, Fla. – will present the message “Blessed … It’s Not What You Think” over the course of three main sessions at the conference, scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at First Baptist Pineville.
In addition to Uth’s sermons, the conference will also feature breakout sessions on such topics as proven principles for church revitalization, the power of encouragement through preaching, creating a culture of evangelism from the pulpit and how broken preachers can deliver effective sermons.
Jana Endris, wife of Matt Endris, pastor of Fairview Baptist in Coushatta, will lead the minister’s wives track sessions.
“The conference is valuable for ongoing improvement for a preacher, any preacher,” said Stewart Holloway, pastor of First Baptist Pineville and conference organizer. “Whether you have a seminary degree or not, you can be reminded of things that you already knew and earn things you didn’t know. And the ability to talk with the professors and other preachers and focus on the effective preaching is where the value comes in.”
The cost of the conference is $100 for ministers and their wives, $80 for ministers only and $25 for students if pre-registering.
Those registering the day of the conference will pay $150 for ministers and wives and $125 for ministers only.
Conference participants can register online at www.lbc.org/E4 or call 800.622.6549, ext. 292.