Ridley College Annual Preachers’ Conference
Preaching the Cross

When: April 22

Speakers: Peter Adam, Murray Campbell, Mike Raiter

Please note that the 2020 Ridley Preachers Conference has been changed to a one-day virtual conference event. See below for more details. 

Date 22 April
Time 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Cost $20
Speakers Peter Adam, Murray Campbell, Mike Raiter


“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 an exposition on the cross to model for us the sort of preaching and teaching that we might do ourselves.

An additional aspect of the program includes a practical panel with Anthea McCall, Brian Rosner, Murray Campbell, and Mike Raiter.


Time Activity
9.00am – 10.00am Preaching the Cross (Part 1) – Peter Adam
10.15 am – 11.45 am Exposition – Murray Campbell (followed by discussion groups)
12.00pm – 1.00pm Preaching the Cross (Part 2) – Peter Adam
1.00pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm – 2.30pm The Cross and the Life of the Preacher – Mike Raiter
2.30pm – 3.00 pm Panel – Brian Rosner, Mike Raiter, Murray Campbell, Anthea McCall


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.

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