The Craft of Preaching

October 7–9, 2019
St. Paul, MN

Hone your craft with practical sermon skills for all leaders.


This conference is designed for pastors, leaders, preaching lay leaders, and anyone looking to invigorate their delivery through practical skills developed in an encouraging, collegial environment. Top preachers offer a behind-the-scenes look at the whole sermon process, and invite you to this unique opportunity to tend the craft of your preaching among peers old and new. Event speakers will include Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matthew Skinner

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Featured Preaching Experts

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Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching & the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary

Conference Host &
Master Class Facilitator

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Senior Pastor, Bethel United Methodist Church—Flint, MI & Ordained Elder in the West Michigan UMC Conference

Speaker &
Master Class Facilitator

Joy J. Moore
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Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary & Ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Speaker &
Master Class Facilitator

Matthew Skinner
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Master Classes Available

In addition to the general conference, participants can enrich their experience by signing up for a Master Class with a keynote speaker for an additional $50.
Lay Preachers can sign up for the Lay Preacher Master Class for no extra charge.

General admission is $245 and includes three worship services with sermon analyses by keynote speakers, various workshop sessions, and three lunches to nourish both body and soul, October 7–9. Optional Master Class session are also open for registration (see details below).

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New Location

In 2019, the Craft of Preaching conference will be hosted at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55116. The site is ADA accessible, and there is parking available on-site.