The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry’s impact upon pastors has also been felt through its preaching workshop. Offered at minimal cost to participants, and limited to 45 pastors in order to provide a higher quality of instruction and close interaction with leaders, the Marshall Center’s preaching workshop has evolved into a highly anticipated, pre-registration-required event.
The first preaching workshop was launched in 1997. In the fall of 2003, the workshop reached a milestone when the vision of Bill and Alice Marshall and the legacy of Eugene Enlow and his late wife, Culley, merged to create the Eugene and Culley Enlow Endowment for Excellence in Preaching. Its purpose is to support the preaching workshop on an annual basis. It was established with the assistance of Kentucky Baptist Foundation President Barry Allen and Trust Counsel Laurie Valentine. Contributions to the endowment go directly to funding this event.
The MCCM 2011 Preaching Workshop
Monday, September 19, 2011
Georgetown College, East Campus
Thomas & King Conference Center
Workshop Leader: Dr. Michael Quicke
Sponsored by the Eugene and Culley Enlow Excellence in Preaching Endowment
Meet Dr. Michael Quicke
Dr. Quicke is the Charles W. Koller Professor of Preaching & Communication at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL.
Educated at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities, he spent 21 years in Baptist pastoral ministry in Blackburn Lancashire (1972-1980) and at the historic city centre church at St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge (1980-1993). While at Cambridge, morning congregations grew from 70 to over 500. The vision of the church involved the development of a mission centre, open seven days a week, through which 4000 people passed weekly. He was also Baptist chaplain to the University. His reputation as a Christian communicator grew as he appeared on television and radio, and spoke at conferences, conventions and assemblies throughout Britain, Australia, Canada and USA.
Since arriving in the US Michael Quicke has thrown himself into his vision ‘to help inspire a new generation of preachers who will set our churches on fire.’ At Northern Seminary he has designed several masters courses in preaching and communication, as well as new courses for the Northern Doctor of Ministry program. He undertook a twenty month interim preaching ministry at First Baptist Church Wheaton (2000-2002), has preached often at local churches and spoken at many conferences across the US and beyond. His lectures in several different university and seminary settings have been well received across North America. His writing has significantly widened his ministry, especially his award-winning book 360 Degree Preaching which is used as a teaching text in seminaries in US, Canada, Britain and Australia. His most recent book 360 Degree Leadership has been hailed as an original contribution to leadership literature.
Dr. Quicke has been in demand for speaking events around the world. He has given keynote addresses throughout Australia at ministers’ regional and national conferences as well as Canada, Britain and Eastern Europe.
Previous Workshop Leaders
- 1998 — Dr. Thomas G. Long
- 1999 — Dr. John Killinger
- 2001 — Dr. John Claypool
- 2003 — Dr. Joel Gregory
- 2004 — Dr. Cleophus LaRue
- 2006 — Dr. Ron Higdon
- 2007 — Dr. Robert Smith
- 2008 — Dr. Calvin Miller
- 2009 — Dr. Charles Bugg
- 2010 — Dr. Raymond Bailey