Wil Cantrell: Preaching for New Believers, Old Believers, and Non-Believers During Advent
Why is Christmas the hardest time of year to preach when it should be the easiest? We know the story: God comes from heaven to earth to live among us and save us. So why do we find it so hard to preach passionate Advent and Christmas sermons? Perhaps it is because we know the story so well that telling it has again and again has lost its power and excitement.
So this year, we’d like to invite you to rediscover the thrill of preaching at Christmas with Rev. Wil Cantrell who will be leading us through the three keys to rediscovering the audacity and impact of the Christmas message.
Wil Cantrell, author of Unafraid and Unashamed: The Future of United Methodism and From Heaven to Earth: Christmas for New Believers, Old Believers, and Non-Believers.
Rev. Wil CantrellAssociate Pastor, Concord United Methodist Church
Wil Cantrell serves as the Associate Pastor of Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut, TN. Wil’s driving passion is to help people live an authentic life while experiencing a real growing faith in Jesus Christ. Previously, he served for 6 years as the associate pastor at Middlebrook Pike UMC and for 5 years as the pastor of Lebanon Memorial UMC (Lebanon, VA) before coming to Concord UMC in July 2015.
Wil was elected to serve on the General and Jurisdictional Conference delegations from the Holston Conference in 2012 and 2016. He was an active observer and reporter of the happenings at both General Conference experiences through his blog. Unafraid and Unashamed is a result of those experiences and his many conversations with bishops, district superintendents, and local pastors throughout United Methodism.