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.
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- 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
- 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