A Workshop on the Craft of Preaching
Specifically Designed for Local Pastors

The Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU offers one-day workshops for pastors who preach without being seminary trained. The goal is to provide a set of exegetical and homiletical skills, along with theological reflection on the purpose of preaching to raise the effectiveness of their sermons to the next level.

Download informative flyer HERE

Topics covered:

  • Interpreting a Scripture passage for preaching
  • Choosing one theme for the sermon that is theologically sound, fitting to the congregation, and faithful to the text in context
  • Choosing a sermon form that moves from itch to scratch
  • Honing our attentiveness to imagery, story, and scene in Scripture and life
  • Developing effective techniques for delivering the sermon appropriate to the preacher’s character, personality, and context

Costs involved:

  • Honorarium for the workshop leader (Dr. McKenzie or Dr. Allen)
  • Travel and lodging
  • Administrative fee to the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence


Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence
5915 Bishop Blvd. Kirby Hall, Room 109
Dallas, TX 75205