For such a time as this, God calls young men and women to proclaim the Word of God. Mark your calendar!

The Academy of Preachers relaunches its festivals with a virtual gathering for the proclamation of God’s Word on November 14th. Our theme will be “The Stories of Jesus in Our Lives: Sharing the Good News for Today.”

Gathering in the Zoom environment from all over the country, young preachers will hear from Dr. Darrell Gwaltney, Dean of the College of Theology and Christian Ministry at Belmont University and new Executive Director of the Academy of Preaching, Rev. Joseph T. Howard (AoP ’12), and others. Our festivals highlight young preachers as they preach to peers while inspiring and learning from each other, so come prepared to preach! We will also provide opportunities to grow and to learn from experienced preachers in the following PreachingCraft classes.

  • Making Jesus’ Stories Your Own: Preaching the Parables
  • Becoming a Master Storyteller: Storytelling Practices that Work
  • Storytelling as Invitation: Finding Yourself in Jesus’ Story
  • Storytelling as Resistance: Jesus’ Stories and Social Justice

Registration and more event details coming soon! Please plan to join us for this exciting day of preaching!



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