Good Stewards of God’s Grace: Three Events with Bryan Chapell

28 September – 4 October 2019

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ…” (1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV)

Bryan Chapell is back to help us think about Christ-Centred Worship & Christ-Centred Preaching. Keep checking this page in May as we will be updating more information about the Day Conference and Public Lecture!
In the meantime, if you have any questions about our events, send us an e-mail:

Intensive Week Class: Christ-Centred Preaching

ACT Unit Codes: PC489/PC689/PC789-4i-PC789-6i

Bryan Chapell is one of the leading proponents for redemptive, expository preaching in the contemporary Reformed Evangelical circles. He is well-known for Christ-Centred Preaching, a handbook now in its third edition. Bryan taught this intensive class at Christ College in 2015.This Monday-Friday intensive class can be taken as an audit, or credit towards a course with the Australian College of Theology (ACT). Due to popular demand, we will be limiting the number of audit spots for the class to 20 students. Students must also be available to attend the whole week. All students who enrol in this class for credit will receive a free copy of the 3rd edition of Christ Centred-Preaching.

Dates & Times:

Monday 30th Sep (9:45am – 1pm; 2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Tuesday 1st October (8:45am – 1:00pm; 2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Wednesday 2nd October (8:45am – 12:00pm, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (College Chapel); 2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Thursday 3rd October (8:45am – 1:00pm; 2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Friday 4th October (8:45am – 12:00pm)


Credit towards an ACT course (PC489/PC689/PC789-4i/PC789-6i): Please click here to view our Fees (redirect to
Audit: $456


The purpose of this unit is to:
1. To be familiarised and interact with the ideas in designated books on redemptive/Gospel-oriented preaching by writing a two-page summary of each of the books required for the course
2. To engage key ideas on expository preaching in such a way as to be able to discuss principles for grace-empowered sermons in class
3. To examine and present integrated ideas related to preaching and ministry in an extended research paper
4. To be able to produce grace-empowered sermons and to empower godly living in local ministry settings

For general enquiries, e-mail our Admin Team at For specific questions related to unit content, e-mail the Unit Coordinator, David Burke, at


In Spirit and Truth: Christ-Centred Worship

Day Conference (with special guest Angus Gibb) Saturday 28 September (8:30am – 4:00pm)

A lot of effort goes into making our Sunday gatherings work. Bible readings, prayers, songs, catechisms, children’s talks, even announcements — when these are done without proper examination and preparation, they can be distracting, dull and disorderly. How can we make sure that our service in the church gathering both honour Christ, and encourage those in our midst? Bryan Chapell will lead us through gospel-shared principles expounded in his book, Christ-Centered Worship, and give attendees time to work out the practicalities. Our guest Angus Gibb will also give input in how music teams can incorporate “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16) in ways that exalt the Lord and bring encouragement to the congregation.

Pastors, elders, service leaders should not miss this great opportunity to reexamine their approaches to public worship and lead their ministry teams to faithful and fruitful service in the church gathering.

Registration Costs

General Tickets: $60 per person

Concession Tickets: $40 per person (concession consists of: Current Christ College students/Christ College student spouse, full-time students, retirees and non-income earners)

Group of 3+ General Tickets: $50 per person

In order for us to cater lunch, we require all registrations two weeks before the event (Saturday 14th September).


Time Program
8:30 Registration & Refreshments
9:00 Session 1: Angus Gibb
9:45 Talk 1: Bryan Chapell
11:00 Morning Tea
11:20 Session 2: Angus Gibb
11:40 Talk 2: Bryan Chapell
12:40 Q&A
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Session 3: Angus Gibb
2:20 Talk 3: Bryan Chapell
3:20 Q&A
3:45 Prayer & Concluding Thoughts
4:00 Finish

Building Bridges: Challenges to Theological Education in the Global Present

Eliza Ferrie Public Lecture – Wednesday 2 October (7:30pm – 9:15pm)

The annual Eliza Ferrie Public Lecture is back, with our international guest Dr. Davi Gomes! This event also includes the Book Launch for Dr. Ian K. Smith’s newly released book, ‘Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of the Earth Fits into God’s Plan for the World‘, published by Crossway Books.

Entry is free.


Time Program
7:00PM Registration
7:30PM Welcome & Prayer
7:40PM Book Launch: Not Home Yet (Speech by John McClean; Reply by Ian Smith)
8:00PM Interview with Dr. Davi Gomes
7:45PM Lecture: Building Bridges: Challenges to Theological Education in the Global Present
8:45PM Q&A
9:05PM Wrap Up
9:15PM Supper


About Bryan Chapell

Dr Bryan Chapell is Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, IL and President Emeritus at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has served in leadership capacities since 1985. Dr Chapell is an internationally renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and the author of many books, including Christ-Centered Worship, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-Centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children.

About Angus Gibb

Angus is married to Stephanie and they have three young children. After finishing an MTS Apprenticeship in Launceston, Tasmania, Angus completed an MDiv at Christ College in Sydney. Angus has been serving in music ministry for over 10 years and is passionate about equipping churches to think deeply about the why, what and how we sing. This has led Angus to running training in local churches throughout NSW and Tasmania. He is currently serving as pastor at Tumut Presbyterian Church in the Snowy Mountains. To relax he enjoys watching British comedy with Steph, playing the guitar loudly in the lounge room or at the local farmers market, and is currently fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming a fly-fisherman.

Where is Christ College?

1 Clarence St Burwood NSW

Parking and transport: Limited 2 hour ticketed parking is available in the surrounding streets. Free unlimited parking can be found a few blocks from the college. Please do not park at 3 Clarence Street or Burwood RSL Club as Club parking is for Club patrons only. Burwood Train Station is about a 7 minute walk from the college.