Overflow - Spiritual Rhythms and Practices That Draw From Christ's Fullness (Pastors' Conference 2012)

Speaker(s): Bruce Hindmarsh, Darrell Johnson, Ross Hastings, Susan Philips
Date: May 1-4, 2012
Length: 11hr 9min
Product ID: RGDL4207S

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For so many pastors in our media-saturated and frenetic culture, running on empty seems like the inescapable norm. Poured out constantly, we struggle to be renewed to maintain a spiritual reserve from which to minister. Yet we follow and serve the Source of all fullness, the magnanimous triune God, who desires to quench our spiritual thirst so that from us may flow rivers of living water. Paul's letter to the Colossians, more than any other, speaks to this source of fullness in Christ. And so from this text and out of his experience, Darrell Johnson will help us find fresh ways of staying alive in the life of the Christ; Bruce Hindmarsh will draw out themes on fullness in Christ from Colossians, and supply evidence of these themes in the down-to-earth lives of three great pastors from church history; and Susan Phillips will introduce us to some simple spiritual practices to help us renew and maintain fullness in Christ in the midst of our busy lives. Sessions include:

  • The Source: Fullness in Christ Alone - Ross Hastings
  • Christ's Fullness in Affliction: Gregory the Great (Col. 1:24) - Bruce Hindmarsh
  • Praying with Scripture - Susan Phillips
  • A Pastor-to-Pastor Conversation 1 - Darrell Johnson
  • Christ's Fullness in Glory: Richard Baxter (Col. 3:1) - Bruce Hindmarsh
  • Prayer of Examen - Susan Phillips
  • A Pastor-to-Pastor Conversation 2 - Darrell Johnson
  • Christ's Fullness in All Things: George Herbert (Col. 3:17) - Bruce Hindmarsh
  • Centering Prayer and Response - Susan Phillips
  • A Pastor-to-Pastor Conversation 3 - Darrell Johnson
  • Panel Discussion / Closing Reflection and Communion Service

See All Audio by Bruce Hindmarsh Darrell Johnson Ross Hastings Susan Philips

Bruce Hindmarsh is the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also serves as the President of the American Society of Church History. He is author of John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition: Between the Conversion of Wesley and Wilberforce and The Evangelical Conversion Narrative, and his articles have appeared in Church History and the Journal of Ecclesiastical History.

Darrell W. Johnson is Senior Minister at First Baptist Church in Vancouver and former Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Before coming to Regent he served for 30 years as Preaching Pastor for churches in the United States and the Philippines. He continues to teach as a sessional lecturer at Regent College.

Ross Hastings is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West.

Susan S. Phillips is Executive Director and Professor of Christianity and Sociology at New College Berkeley (an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in California). Susan is keenly interested in how engaging the caring practices will shape us spiritually. She is a certified spiritual director (Mercy Center, Burlingame, California) and has practised spiritual direction since the early 1990s. She edited (with Patricia Benner) The Crisis of Care and her most recent book is Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.

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