2019 Fall Teaching Conference

September 30 - 1, 2019
Camp Shamineau


11:00 Registration
Noon Lunch
1:15 Session 1
3:30 Break
4:00 Free Time
5:30 Dinner
6:45 Session 2

8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Session 3
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Session 4

Theme: “Truth, Trust, and Transformation: Reminders of the Connection from Colossians”

Come and be nourished by the rich truths of Paul’s letter to the Colossians at this year’s Fall Teaching Conference. Our speaker will be Greg Scharf, beloved TEDS professor and longtime EFCA pastor. Greg is a thoughtful and skillful interpreter and expositor of Scripture. He will not only be instrumental in our being instructed, encouraged, and challenged by the truths of Colossians; he will model sound and fruitful teaching of God’s word. Join us for that rich “meal” as well as the usual encouragement of connecting with other leaders and the refreshment of being at Shamineau.

Speaker: Greg R. Scharf is an ordained Free Church pastor who has served congregations in London, England, Toronto, Ontario, and Fargo, North Dakota. After twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, he was called to help equip Gospel ministers and missionaries at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he served on the faculty full-time for 19 years, becoming Professor Emeritus of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology in 2018. Dr. Scharf is a past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and serves on the jury panel of the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, where he reviews proposals for papers in the areas of homiletics and pastoral theology. Greg is author of several books and papers including Let the Earth Hear His Voice: Strategies for Overcoming Bottlenecks in Preaching God’s Word (P&R, 2015). In 2017, he recruited Arthur Kok, a former student, to co-author The New Elder’s Handbook: A Biblical Guide to Developing Faithful Leaders (Baker, 2018). Greg and his wife Ruth have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. They now live near their eldest son’s family in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they serve in several roles in their local church.