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Pastor Seminar – Effective Preaching in the 21st Century

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The Seminar Audio is Available

The seminar has passed but the audio files or CD box set is available now. 

Gain all the wisdom that Dr. Stan McDaniel and Dr. Tom Kinchen brought in almost 6 hours of audio that will walk you through effective and engaging preaching. 

View the digital audio or CD set on our online gift shop



Whitestone is hosting a six session seminar on effective communication from the pulpit on Sunday January 10th and Monday January 11th.

A great opportunity for education and fellowship. One introductory session after dinner on Sunday night January 10th and 5 sessions on Monday January 11th throughout the day with dinner together on Monday night. The only cost is a room for 1 or 2 nights (your choice) at Whitestone (50% Pastor discount available), lunch on Monday, and dinner on Sunday night and Monday night. Breakfast is included with room rental.

Spouses are welcome. Spa is available by appointment such as massages and facials.

There will be ample time for discussion among participants and instructors.

To reserve your space or get any questions answered call Paul at (865) 389-7182.


Session – Did Sermons in the past have More Impact than Sermons Today? Dr. McDaniel’s answer is yes and will tell you why.

Session – Transforming church systems to meet today’s needs to make disciples rather than leaving them as observers. In the past the model was “good Christians go to a worship service”. Dr. McDaniel will address the need to move from spectators to warriors who put on the whole armor of God and do battle throughout the week.

Session – How do you improve the effectiveness of your sermons in order to facilitate spiritual growth?

Session – Growing Personally and Professionally in Ministry – Elements in the growth and development of the person and the practice of ministry. How do these developments impact preaching?

Session – Ministry in the Middle – How are preaching and ministry in the twenty-first century impacted by the preoccupation of the pulpit and the pew?

Session – Motivation for Ministry: Call or Career Choice? How does one’s motivation for ministry impact preaching and job performance?


Dr. Stan McDaniel – Long-time homiletics professor at Johnson University and professor of public speaking at the University of Tennessee. Dr. McDaniel is an excellent communicator and brings a wealth of insight to the current status of pulpit preaching.

Dr. Tom Kinchen – For the past 20 years has been President of Baptist College of Florida. Prior to his presidency he successfully pastored large churches in Georgia and Florida. He is sought after as a conference speaker as well as filling the pulpit throughout the Southeast.

Paul Cowell – Will host the event and be the moderator throughout. He successfully pastored Christ Chapel in Knoxville for 25 years and continues to speak weekly at the Chapel at Whitestone and occasionally other churches.

To reserve your space or get any questions answered call Paul at (865) 389-7182.