Preaching Pentecost and the Long Road After, an Expanding Your Ministry Toolbox course, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, Charleston, and on Zoom.

Is there more to preaching Pentecost than wearing red and a birthday cake for the church? And what about the long season after Pentecost – how do we preach to keep people engaged and growing in this time? Our time together will explore the contours of preaching on the day of Pentecost and strategies for preaching during the summer months after Pentecost. Our work together will be based on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Year B.

Course leader is Richard Voelz. He is the Associate Professor of Preaching & Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary and is based on the Richmond, VA campus, where he has served since 2016. He has authored three books, including Preaching to Teach: Inspire People to Think and Act (Abingdon Press, 2019), Tending the Tree of Life: Preaching and Worship Through Reproductive Loss and Adoption (Energion Publications, 2018), and Youthful Preaching: Strengthening the Relationship Between Youth, Adults, and Preaching (Cascade Books, 2016). Dr. Voelz also directs The Bridge for Early Career Preachers, which provides resources, continuing education, and a supportive community for those who are moving from aspiring to active preaching ministries.

Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 29. Cost is $40, due with registration. To register online and pay with a credit card, use the form below. To pay by check, you will find the registration form here to be completed and mailed in with your payment.