Conference Theme: Preach the Word
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:1–2 (NIV)
In one sense, the charge to preach the Word is a call to preach the gospel, that is the good news of Jesus Christ. However, in another sense while taking our cues from John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God,” we would also make the case that the call to “Preach the Word” is a call to “Preach Jesus.” In either case, Jesus is the central theme of our preaching and our ministry.