Even as you are reading this, the National Conference on Preaching (NCP) is underway in Jacksonville, Florida. As we’ve been celebrating the 30th anniversary of Preaching magazine, I almost overlooked that this was the 25th anniversary of NCP.
When we began NCP in 1989 in Tampa, Fla., there were very few such conferences for pastors, apart from denominationally-sponsored events. Today you could probably find a conference or two every week to attend, so long as your continuing education budget account could cover it.
If you’ve ever been to one of our NCP events—whether in Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando or another city—I hope you’ve been blessed with the fellowship and encouragement you found. One thing I love about the event is that it is large enough to bring some great speakers and small enough for attendees to have a chance to speak to those program leaders whose ministries have blessed them through the years.
If you’re with us in Jacksonville, come by and say hello—and be sure to tweet your thoughts using the hashtag #ncp2015. If you aren’t with us, I hope you’ll join us next year in Washington, D.C!