Our 9th annual Clergy Convocation was held October 25, 2018, and featured fantastic messages on our theme: “Bridging the Gap: Bringing Preaching and Practice Together.”
Richmond has long been a crossroads bringing people in from all directions. But too often we have ended up apart rather than together. The issues we face are multiple and persistent: disparate educational opportunities, inadequate public transportation, meager affordable housing, and growing pockets of poverty, which hit our minority populations hardest and threaten the fabric of our community. So, what are pastors to do? How are we to preach in ways that inspire engagement in the world, even if we are not of it?
Listen to the messages again or for the first time.
Rev. Corey Widmer, pastor, Third Church
Dr. Patricia Gould-Champ, Faith Community Baptist Church, Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology (VUU)
Dr. Earl Bledsoe, (Retired Pastor), Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology (VUU)
Bishop Susan Goff, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Dr. Corey Walker, Dean, STVU at Virginia Union giving the benediction and charge