Ridley College Annual Preachers’ Conference
Preaching the Cross

When: April 21-23, 2020

Speakers: Peter Adam, Murray Campbell

The 2020 Ridley Preachers Conference has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus health crisis. We are exploring the possibility of running a one-day virtual preachers conference in the coming weeks. Information about this conference will be posted as soon as it is available. Keep an eye on this page for future updates.

“If the Cross of Christ is anything to the mind, it is surely everything – the most profound reality and the sublimest mystery.” (John R.W. Stott, The Cross of Christ).

How can we preach the Cross of Christ today so that we can plumb its depths without losing its impact to convict and convert? How can we make sure that for our hearers “it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18)?

This year’s Ridley College Preachers Conference will help us grow stronger and deeper in our preaching of the atoning work of Jesus. Whether you are a seasoned preacher or someone just starting out, this conference will stretch and equip you for a lifetime of faithfully expounding the word of God.

We are pleased to have as our keynote speaker and preaching trainer, renowned theologian and teacher Peter Adam. Joining him will be local Melbourne preacher and popular blogger Murray Campbell. Murray will give three expositions on the cross to model for us the sort of preaching and teaching that we might do ourselves.

Other aspects of the program include practical workshops, a session on the life of the preacher, as well as great fellowship together in the beautiful surrounds of El Kanah Conference Centre, Marysville.


View the Workshop Sessions

Guest speakers
Peter Adam
Peter Adam is Vicar Emeritus at St. Jude’s Carlton, and formerly principal of Ridley College. Peter is a well-known preacher, teacher, and trainer of preachers. His publications include Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching; Hearing God’s Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality; Written for Us: Receiving God’s Words in the Bible; as well as practical biblical commentaries on the books of Malachi, Hebrews, Ezra and Nehemiah, and Esther.

Murray Campbell
Murray is married to Susan and they have 3 children. He has served as Senior Pastor of Mentone Baptist Church since 2005. He also writes articles for various publications on topics relating to Christianity and culture. He loves watching his children play cricket, enjoys listening to real music, will eat good food, and sitting in a room filled with Rothko paintings is worth the time.

Workshop leaders

  • Brian Rosner is the Principal of Ridley College. He lectures in New Testament and is the author of several books including Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary on 1 Corinthians.
  • Mike Raiter is the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching in Melbourne and a popular preacher and trainer of preachers. He is the author of a number of publications including Stirrings of the Soul: Evangelicals and the New Spirituality. 
  • Anthea McCall is a Lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Ridley College. Anthea also is the Coordinator of the Ridley Women’s Preaching Network.
  • Richard Trist is the Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at Ridley College as well as Dean of the Anglican Institute. He tutors preaching both on-campus and online.

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