The Craft of Preaching

October 5-7, 2020
Live Online

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 even join an optional master class with one of our preaching mentors.

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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 even one-on-one master classes.

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


Master Classes Available

In addition to the general conference, participants can enrich their experience by signing up for a Master Class with a preaching mentor for an additional $50. You'll preach a prepared sermon to a small group (no more than six others) and receive feedback from one of the keynote speakers. Bonus: laypeople can join the Lay Preacher Master Class at no extra charge.

Just add your master class at check-out.

Join the Craft of Preaching

  • 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

  • Bonus opportunity to join a master class