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Evangelism: Living and Sharing the Gospel

Offered by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership

February 28-March 2, 2011
School of Christian Vocation & Mission
Princeton Theological Seminary

In this second annual Judith and Gerald Mills Seminar in Parish Ministry, participants will learn to share and better articulate their faith with others, especially the un-churched, and develop effective steps for evangelism, leading to church renewal.


This three-day conference will take place just before Lent and is intentionally designed to provide pastors and lay leaders with the theological insight, inspiration, and practical ideas needed to revitalize their congregations. Pastors and lay leaders will be able to return to their congregations and immediately apply what they learned as they proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ during Lent and Easter.

Seminar Leaders

Richard Armstrong

Richard Armstrong is Princeton Seminary's Ralph B. and Helen S. Ashenfelter Professor of Ministry and Evangelism Emeritus. Dr. Armstrong's research and writing in the area of pastoral evangelism has earned him recognition as one of the world's leading authorities on the pastor's personal evangelism. His book, The Pastor as Evangelist published in 1984, was listed on the Best Seller List of Westminster Press and was a featured selection of the Minster's Personal Library Series, as was its sequel, The Pastor-Evangelist in Worship. His third book in the pastor-evangelist series was published in 1990 under the title The Pastor-Evangelist in the Parish. In addition to publishing many other books and speaking throughout the world, Dr. Armstrong has held several distinguished pastoral and preaching appointments. More complete bio here.

Ralph R Herbert

Ralph R. Herbert is the head of staff of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, a position he has held since 1996. Before his call in Chesapeake, Ralph had served in pastoral roles for many years, encompassing everything from youth ministry to a senior pastorate in the Cleveland area. Ralph earned his Masters of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1983, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2004. He is a gifted preacher and passionate about evangelism in today's church.

Tentative Schedule

The institute will start on Monday, February 28 at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 12 noon on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Participants are welcome to extend their stay for the entire week by registering for one of the other three institutes offered by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership from March 3-4, 2011.


The program costs $200 (discounted to $160 until January 5), and includes tuition, refreshments, and meals. Affordable on-campus lodging (as low as $55 per night) is available to those who need it. Please read the registration and cancellation policy here and then click here to register online.

If you have further questions, please call 609-497-7990 or e-mail [email protected].