6th Annual Preaching Festival

Monday, September 12, 2016
Registration Form


Why a Festival and Who Should Attend

Since 1956 the members of Monica Park Christian Church have been passionate about the preaching of Christ’s Good News. This festival is a continuation and celebration of that ministry.  Preachers at every level are encouraged to attend both to learn how to preach more effectively, as well as support others who share the same call. It doesn’t matter if you currently serve a church, a student, retired or seeking a pastoral position.  We will all have the opportunity to learn from each other.


Our Honored Guests

Frances Cudjoe Waters is a national speaker, writer, minister and life coach. She is a Stanford and Harvard Law School grad who addresses real life issues that face her readers and listeners. A Northeastern native, she currently resides in Dallas, TX with her husband of 18 years and their three sons.

Rex McGee is a screenwriter, a noted playwright (“Pure Country”), a journalist, and a SMU and TCU Faculty member. After graduation from USC , he enjoyed a career at studios and in writing. He was the assistant and protégé of Director, Billy Wilder. He is now passing along the hard-won professional lessons he has learned over the years. He conducts creativity workshops at SMU and TCU. He helps his students revive the creative process, guiding them toward their dreams of becoming whatever they desire and how to add that needed creativity.


The David Worden Lifetime Preaching Award

This year we will honor Rev. Eldon Irving with the David Worden Lifetime Preaching Award. Rev. Irving was Minister at Duncanville First Christian Church for 28 years and is also a published author. He graduated from Yale Divinity and has served on the General Board of the Christian Church. Currently he is an Elder at University Christian Church in Ft. Worth, Texas


The Schedule

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Invocation
9:15 1st Presentation
       Rex McGee
       "Finding Inspiration"
10:30 Break
10:45 "The David Worden Lifetime Preaching Award" Presentation
11:00 Sermon
       Rev. Frances Cudjoe Waters
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Sermon
       Rev. Frances Cudjoe Waters
1:15 Break
1:30 Interactive Workshop
       Rev. Frances Cudjoe Waters
2:30 Closing Prayer


The Cost

Participant - $35.00

Student - $20.00

Retired Minister - No Charge, our special guests.

Lunch Only—$10.00


To sign up, please complete a Registration Form.


Special Thanks

This year we are honored to have received a grant from the Disciples Foundation of Dallas to assist in underwriting this annual festival.


Past Presenters

2011 Dr. Paul Escamilla
Rev. Chad McMullin
Dr. Lance Pape
Rev. Deborah Morgan
Rev. Larry Ross
2012 Rev. Michael Passmore
Dr. Jim Moore
Rev. Katie Hays
Dr. Stephen Sprinkle
2013 Dr. Will Willimon
2014 Rev. Doug Skinner
Rev. Bryan Feille
Rev Coretha Loughridge
2015 Rev. Dr. Tamara Rodenberg
Rev. Tom McDermott