Preaching Grace is May 12 to 14.

Each year, Preaching Grace celebrates the positive impact of strong preaching by welcoming an internationally renowned preacher to share their gift through a free public lecture, and to teach an enthusiastic audience during a hands-on workshop.

Rev. Dr. Anna Carter FlorenceThis year, Grace Presbyterian proudly welcomes the Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. The title for Preaching Grace 2017 is Come Back When You've Found Something True: New Ways to Encounter Scripture.

In her time at Columbia, Dr. Florence has been known for walking students through some of the most difficult passages of scripture. She believes, “the authority for authentic preaching is based on the depth of the preacher’s engagement with the text,” and she teaches students to engage with scripture – challenging them to open their imagination to what’s possible not only in scripture but also in life.

Her research focuses on testimony, methods for preaching, the creative process by which communities engage and embody scripture, and how other fields—particularly poetry and theatre—offer models for prophetic speech. We cannot wait to hear what she brings to Preaching Grace 2017!

Preaching Grace Schedule and Pricing

Preaching Grace has something for everyone and is open to anyone who is interested. Join us at any or all of the events. Click here to buy tickets to the workshop or register for the free lecture.

FREE Evening Lecture

Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.Register to attend this free lecture and hear Dr. Florence talk about her process for approaching scripture and sharing what she encounters in the text.

Hands-on Workshop - $75

Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – If you are an experiential learner and looking for more than a lecture, this hands-on workshop is where you want to be. Space is limited so register today! (Student rate available)

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, May 14, at 10:30 am – Curious about what Dr. Florence’s work looks like from the pulpit? Don’t miss this chance to hear her preach a sermon at Grace on Sunday morning. We'll also welcome musical guests, The Foothills Brass.

What is Preaching Grace?

Preaching can encourage and uplift us, changing the way we look at the world. Preaching Grace is an annual event that celebrates the positive impact of quality teaching and provides an opportunity for anyone to explore new and inspiring ways of making the scriptures accessible and relevant.

The event is an opportunity to hear, and learn from, one of the most sought-after preachers.


The Margaret and Robert Montgomery Fund joyfully provides for this event. The Montgomery Family have been long-time members of Grace and have a deep appreciation for excellence in preaching.

Both Margaret and Robert experienced great preaching as a part of their spiritual formation and came to understand its power – both in the ministry of the church and in the lives of individuals and families.

The Montgomery family’s continued generosity allows us to keep this event affordable and accessible. We are profoundly grateful for their support.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the Preaching Grace Conference, or about Grace Church, please don’t hesitate to ask. We can be reached by email at or by phone at 403-244-5861.

Past attendees said

An inspirational event! A chance to learn from an astute and animated teacher of the Bible.

This was about much more than preaching; it was life at all levels. As a lay person, I learned so much.

Fantastic content, great value, very helpful. I loved it!

What an incredible opportunity to have this calibre of intellectual come to Calgary!

Really pleased I came. Grateful to know there will be more.


Photos from Preaching Grace 2016

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