"The preaching and lectures: worship was a holy experience and I didn't have to lead, and lectures
were affirming in that one heard that others are going through the same things."
"The variety of high-quality and exceptional speakers. It was like a "greatest hits" album, and I
loved being able to sample and engage with so many different preachers. This may very well have
been the best conference I have ever attended. Thank you!"
"The most valuable part of the Festival for me was getting to hear the timely thinking of some
wonderfully talented preachers. It was an encouragement to be among so many pastors engaged
in talking and thinking about ways to address the needs of congregations in our changing and
challenging world today, and to gain insights and inspiration from looking at texts in new ways."
"My well was dry and now my cup runneth over! Great content, the music thoroughly washed over
and through me, and the speakers for the most part fed my mind and gave me much to ponder and
incorporate into my own preaching. As a lay preacher, I enjoyed feeling included, as well as
introduced to different types of preaching and music. The Ecumenical feel of the conference was
Josh Sommerville, San Antonio 2017