The Craft of Preaching

October 5-7, 2020
On Demand | Free

Hone your craft with a practical conference for preachers of all stripes

Go "behind the scenes" with skilled preachers, engage in hands-on workshops, and learn how our preaching mentors craft compelling sermons.
The Craft of Preaching is now available on demand for free.


What's the Craft of Preaching?

The Craft of Preaching is different from other preaching conferences. It's less like a presentation and more like a playground.

At some big homiletical conferences (don't get us wrong, we host one!), you hear powerful sermons and lectures, but don't have the opportunity to explore with the preachers why they crafted the sermon the way they did.

The Craft of Preaching is your chance to dive deep into what makes a sermon sing—with plenty of time for questions, hands-on workshops, and conversations.

Meet Your Preaching Mentors

  • Jared E. Alcántara

    Associate Professor of Preaching and Holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary

  • Joy J. Moore

    Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary and Ordained Elder in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church

  • Kenyatta R. Gilbert

    Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity

Conference Schedule

Day 1

Welcome and Orientation

9 a.m.


10 a.m.


11 a.m.


1:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.


4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. (All times CDT)

Worship with Dr. Jared Alcántara preaching

9:45 a.m.

Unpacking the Sermon with Dr. Jared Alcántara

10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion with the worship preachers

12 p.m.


2:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.

Virtual Happy Hour with Fleshpots of Egypt

Join the Craft of Preaching

The Craft of Preaching Conference is available on-demand. (Get  FREE access thanks to Luther Seminary's generous donors and funders!).
  • Inspiring sermons from leading preaching mentors

  • Hands-on workshops to hone your craft

  • "Behind the scenes" insights into how and why a sermon was crafted the way it was