PALCON – a dynamic, quadrennial pastors conference, is coming to the campus of Southern Nazarene University. From June 25 to 27, 2018, several hundred Nazarene clergy from primarily the South Central Region, USA, will experience what is described as intensive, inspiring and equipping. Built around the common theme, Come & See (John 1:35-51), each region’s conference is initiated by Clergy Development for the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene, but shaped by its own schedule and resourced by a unique set of plenary speakers and seminar presenters.
Several hundred men and women, serving the Church of the Nazarene in a wide range of ministry settings, will hear from Dr. Carla Sunberg, General Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene in the opening worship session. The following evening’s plenary message will be brought by Albert Hung, Superintendent of the California District (Nazarene) who, prior to his present assignment was leading a multi-site, ethnically diverse multi-congregational church. The culmination of the conference services will feature SNU’s president, Dr. Keith Newman, an inspiring and sought-after speaker, and ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.
PALCON 2018 Planning Committee
Conference days will be packed with times of fellowship, opportunities for practical ministry workshops, and – highlighting the gathering will be a series of Organic Outreach Intensives, led by pastor and co-founder of Organic Outreach, Kevin Harney, his wife, Sherry Harney, and Executive Pastor of Organic Outreach International, Walt Bennett. This series of seminars is helping local churches around the world effectively engage in living the kind of life that naturally draws people to Jesus and has proven to be highly successful in increasing evangelism, resulting in spiritual and numerical growth.
All three presenters are seasoned pastors, authors and seminar leaders who have effectively infused the passion for natural evangelism into their ministries and congregations. Kevin Harney served as the keynote speaker for the Fall 2017 Pastors Forum at SNU, and his passion for reaching people with the good news of Jesus Christ was so inspiring that an invitation was extended to Dr. Harney to serve as a seminar leader for PALCON 2018.
Registration is now open at palcon.org and all Nazarene congregations are encouraged to support your pastor’s attendance. PALCON 2018 promises to be a time of refreshing, renewal and recommitment. Learn more about PALCON 2018 at SNU.