9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 on Zoom
(Course time includes a lunch break and a few shorter breaks.)
Registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 24. Zoom link sent to registrants on Thursday, Jan. 27.
Cost: $50, due with registration.
Each Sunday, those who step into a pulpit to preach are expected to bring a word, the Word, to God’s people. Some Sundays that is harder to do than others. It can be a struggle when what we’ve always done doesn’t seem to be working, when other obligations seem to get in the way and drain us, when we’re still trying to find what works for us.
Whether you’ve been preaching for months, years, or decades, Reverend Jennifer L. Lord, Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will guide participants in this Expanding Your Ministry Toolbox course in reviewing common methods of sermon preparation and exploring what can be learned from artists about the creative process so that our preaching conveys the Good News of Jesus 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.
Register below, or if you prefer, you can mail this form and a check to Susan Sharp Campbell, Presbytery or West Virginia, 520 Second Ave., South Charleston, WV 25303.