Participants in the next “Equipping Preachers” program will explore the lectionary texts assigned for Advent this year and develop potential themes for a fresh approach to preaching and worship during the upcoming Christmas season.

The free online workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Charles “Chip” Hardwick, who holds a doctorate in homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary and is interim executive of the Synod of the Covenant.

Click here for more details about the October 6 program about “Exploring the Themes of Advent 2021” and here to register.

The workshop is part of a monthly series about preaching that is being coordinated by the Synod of the Covenant. Click here for an overview of the series.

Upcoming workshops include

Recordings of – and resources related to – previous workshops in the series also are available here. Scroll down to find links related to the topics, including:

  • “What Poets Can Teach Preachers about Surviving, Thriving and Talking about What We Do” facilitated September 1 by the Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, homiletics professor at Columbia Seminary.
  • Opening Your Listeners to New Perspectives” facilitated August 4 by Rev. Hardwick.
  • “Preaching Justice and Hope in Turbulent Times” facilitated July 7 by the Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, homiletics professor at Howard University School of Divinity.