The Lovers Lane Foundation
The McCormick Distinguished Speaker Forum


Bishop Will Willimon

March 3 & 4

We wonder about the future. What’s ahead for us as individual Christians and as United Methodist Christians facing an uncertain, unknown future? During this year’s McCormick Lecture Series, Bishop Willimon’s sermons and lectures will help us to think together about our hope for the future and give a Christian, biblical response to the question, “What’s Next?”

8:15 AM & 11:00 AM Worship
Spring House Cleaning
John 2:13-22

6:00 PM Dinner* (Asbury Hall)
What’s Next for Lovers Lane Church?

12:00 PM Lunch (Watson Hall)
What’s Next for Me? 

*Tickets and reservations required for Sunday evening dinner.
Please reserve your seat by clicking the button below. 

All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Foundation’s LLUMC General Maintenance Fund. 


Will Willimon is a preacher and teacher of preachers. He is a United Methodist bishop (retired) and serves as Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. For twenty years he was Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. A 1996 Baylor University study named him among the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world. The Pew Research Center found that Will was one of the most widely read authors among Protestant clergy in 2005. His quarterly Pulpit Resource is used by thousands of pastors throughout North America, Canada, and Australia. In 2021 he gave the prestigious Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale Divinity School. Those lectures became the book, Preachers Dare: Speaking for God which is the inspiration for his ninetieth book, Listeners Dare: Hearing God in the Sermon.

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