9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 on Zoom
Registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 24. Cost: $50, due with registration. 

Sunday morning comes around each week. And every preacher, whether a fresh or seasoned preacher, whether preaching occasionally or every Sunday, is expected to bring a word, to bring the Word. What do we do when our tried-and-true preparations no longer help us in the same way? How do we fit in sermon preparation along with other obligations? What do we do about preaching burn-out? Through presentation, reflection/discussion, and practical exercises, we review common methods of sermon preparation and explore what we can learn from artists about the creative process, so that week in and week out, our preaching conveys the Good News of Jesus Christ attested to in Scripture with clarity, relevance, and imagination. 

Leader: The Reverend Jennifer L. Lord, PhD, is an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) and has served churches in New Jersey, Nebraska, and New York. Currently she is the Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Her B.A. in English Literature and Ancient Studies is from Albion College, her M.Div from Princeton Seminary, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. She writes for many lectionary commentary publications including Connections and is the author of Finding Language and Imagery: Words for Holy Speech in the Fortress Press Elements of Preaching Series.