Preachers can gain ideas about how to strengthen their preaching during a monthly series of workshops being coordinated by the Synod of the Covenant.

The sessions – scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month via Zoom – will feature scholars from across the country offering insight and suggestions about various homiletic points and preaching themes. Each session will be self-contained.

The session dates, topics and presenters include:

  • June 2 – Preaching about Racial Justice Without Losing Your Conviction or Your Job facilitated by Rev. Dr. Chip Hardwick, interim executive of the Synod of the Covenant.
  • July 7 – Preaching Justice and Hope in Perplexing Times facilitated by Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, homiletics professor at Howard University School of Divinity.
  • August 4 – Opening Your Listeners to New Perspectives facilitated by Rev. Dr. Chip Hardwick.
  • September 1 – Topic to be determined and facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, homiletics professor at Columbia Seminary.
  • October 6 – The Peoples’ Sermon: Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan, homiletics professor at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
  • November 3 – Exploring the Themes of Advent 2021 facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Chip Hardwick.
  • December 1 – From/ To: Preaching that Accords with Covenant and Commission facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Timothy Matthew Siemmons, professor of homiletics and worship at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

Follow the link below to find more details about the topics and facilitators and to register for any – or all – of the sessions.