College of Bible & Ministry
  • Preacher's Conference Harding University 2023

Join us and other preachers from around the globe in the McInteer Bible and World Missions Center room 150 for the 5th Annual Preachers Conference at Harding University. Our presenter, Daniel Overdorf, serves as professor of pastoral ministries and director of preaching programs at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. Previously, he ministered with churches in Illinois and Georgia. He holds degrees from Johnson University, Lincoln Christian Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His most recent book is titled Preaching: A Simple Approach to the Sacred Task.


The cost is $40 which includes breakfast, lunch and resources. To stay on campus, book your room at the Heritage Inn today. Online registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.


  • 8 a.m.    Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.    Chapel Sermon: They Never Stopped (Acts 5:17-42)
  • 10 a.m.  The Passion Ignited: Why We Preach
  • 11 a.m.  The Practice Crafted: Fundamentals Too Quickly Forgotten
  • 12 p.m.  Lunch- Cone Chapel
  • 2 p.m.    The Practice Honed: Sharpening Our Homiletical Skills
  • 3 p.m.    The Passion Persevering: How to Keep On Preaching

Register for Course Credit

BRES 3210 – One Hour Seminar in Ministry

($40 conference and materials fee is waived when taken for course credit)

Fanning the Flame: Inspiring Your Passion and Improving Your Practice
Spring 2023 (February 13 - March 24)

Devin Swindle, D.Min.
McInteer 314

Overdorf, Daniel. Preaching: A Simple Approach to the Sacred Task Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2022. (provided in course fee)


  1. Attend every session of the Harding University Preachers Conference. The conference will be held in McInteer 150 on Thursday, February 23, 2023, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  2. Answer the discussion questions at the end of each chapter of Preaching. Questions and answers should be typed, single-spaced (double-spaced between each question-answer), and uploaded to Canvas by 11:59 P.M. on March 23.
  3. Write an expository sermon from a text of your choosing. The sermon must demonstrate familiarity with the textbook. The sermon is to be full manuscript, typed, single spaced (double spaced between paragraphs), and uploaded to Canvas by 11:59 P.M. on March 23.