Preaching Workshop

Preaching Workshop

WHAT: Preaching Workshop focussing on 'Preaching in a Pastoral Context' (Philippians)
WHEN: 9.30am - 4.00pm, Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 March 2018
WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon
SPEAKERS: Alasdair Paine and David Cook
COST: $260
NUMBERS: Places are limited to 30 people only


Note: For senior pastors, pastors and others in mentoring roles - we have a special discount ticket offer. Bring someone with you to the workshop who you are mentoring, or seeking to guide into ministry and preaching, for half price. That's a double ticket total price of $390. If you are interested in this 'Paul & Timothy' offer, please contact our Administration Centre on 02 9747 4780 or email

Learning to preach is a lifelong work. For those in full-time ministry there is little opportunity for informed feedback and fine-tuning of your sermons. SMBC is offering a three day preaching workshop with David Cook and Alasdair Paine. The focus will be on 'Preaching in a Pastoral Context' (Philippians). Both David and Alasdair are experienced in pastoral ministry and know the pressures of preaching regularly.

This is an opportunity to step outside of your normal routine for a few days of personalised input on your preaching. Places are limited to 30 people only for this very hands-on workshop, so register early to avoid disappointment!

For enquiries, please contact our Administration Centre on 02 9747 4780 or email

Note: cost includes morning tea and lunch. 

Alasdair Paine is senior minister at the church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge – the university city in which he was first challenged as a student by the message of Christ. After graduate studies in Colorado USA, he returned to England, and to the staff of Eton College, where he became Head of the Geography Department. Alasdair then trained for ordination at Oxford’s Wycliffe Hall. From there he became assistant minister at St Leonard’s Church Exeter, and later was to lead the  work of Christ Church, Westbourne - until 2011, when Cambridge claimed him back. You can catch his recent sermons here and blog here. He is also the author of 'The First Chapters of Everything'.

David Cook has extensive experience in  training men and women in faithful and engaging preaching. He is a regular speaker at Christian conventions and preacher-training seminars throughout Australia and overseas. Formerly Principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC), David has authored and contributed to several books on preaching.

SMBC, PO Box 83
43 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132
T +61 2 9747 4780
Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology
ACT Cricos Code Provider: 02650E
ABN: 11 000 047 950