The Writing Minister
Kansas City, Missouri

Thursday, November 12, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Three Trails Camp and Retreat Center

Lunch Provided


Author Denise George and the late Dr. Calvin Miller designed and taught for many years a writing course at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, showing ministers how to write to publish and reach the world for Christ. Ministers can offer a wealth of knowledge to readers through published books and magazine articles.

In The Writing Minister, a one-day, information-packed seminar, Denise George will teach about the many writing and publishing opportunities available to today’s pastors, church leaders, ministry leaders, and other ministers of the gospel, focusing on how to:

* Step into the publishing world,
* Write and publish new material in books and magazines, and
* Adapt for publication previously written information, sermons, Bible studies, etc. from years of active ministry.

Jared Wilson will teach about platform and promotion as a writing minister, discussing how to:

* Build an online platform as a Christian author,
* Use social media graciously and effectively, and
* Engage in web promotion that honors God and promotes the gospel.

Jared C. Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy at Midwestern Seminary and Managing Editor of For The Church (, roles he undertook in 2015 after nearly 20 years serving in church ministry. Jared is the author of 12 books published with Crossway, David C Cook, Kregel, and LifeWay, and has recently contracted with Baker Publishing to release two more books into 2017. He has published articles and essays in Tabletalk, Facts & Trends, Desiring God, Stand Firm, and many other magazines and websites. Jared has also been a blogger for 12 years, having contributed to sites hosted by World Magazine and First Things and has had his own page at The Gospel Coalition since 2013. He is the author most notably of Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, and The Prodigal Church — as well as one novel, Otherworld — and has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, and other events, including The Gospel Coalition, The Desiring God Pastor’s Conference, T4G, For The Church, PLNTD, and numerous Acts29 Network gatherings. He is married to Becky, and they live north of Kansas City with their two daughters.

Denise George is the author of 30 books published with Penguin Random House, Tyndale House, Zondervan, B&H, LifeWay, Bethany House, and other major traditional publishers.  She has written and published more than 1,500 articles in ChristianityToday, Decision, Preaching, Guideposts, and many other magazines.  Denise has published articles online with Rick Warren’s and has written numerous radio spots for BreakPoint with Charles Colson.  She is the author of What Pastors Wish Church Members Knew (Zondervan) and speaks often to church, university, and seminary groups, including large pastors’ conferences with Zondervan, E.K. Bailey Ministries, Beeson Divinity School, and other organizations.  For eight years, Denise taught The Writing Minister at Beeson Divinity School with Dr. Calvin Miller and now teaches writing-to-publish seminars for Christian writers around the U.S.  Denise is married to Dr. Timothy George, author and founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.

If your schedule allows, we welcome you to register for all three writing seminars on November 12-14:

The Writing Minister (Thursday, November 12)

Memoir and Collaboration: Writing Your Story and Writing Someone Else’s Story (Friday, November 13)

Publishing Your Book: Fiction and Nonfiction (Saturday, November 14) Literary agent Greg Johnson of WordServe Literary will join us live via Skype during this session to answer your questions about publishing.

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