The Preacher’s Toolkit

In the midst of all the changes that we’re seeing in our world and in the life of the church today, aside from the abundant love of Christ, one thing that remains consistent is that Sunday comes around every 7 days!

Preaching provides an opportunity to instruct the people of God in scripture and Christian maturity, inspire lives to follow the faithful witness of Christ, and open hearts and minds to God’s ongoing work in our world. While some may be more naturally gifted in preaching, all can develop the skills to connect God’s word to God’s people today. To that end, the Office of Clergy Excellence is partnering with the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU to design and launch “The Preacher’s Toolkit,” a series of workshops and webinars designed to support and strengthen the preaching ministries of pastors in the Great Plains Conference. Additionally, are also offering some of our “regular” preaching continuing education programming. Look below to see the opportunities you have for growing your preaching skills.

  • Short Story Sandbox, in conjunction with the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence, October 25, 2022-March 28, 2023. (Registration closed)
  • Passion for Preaching, in conjunction with the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence, January 24-May 23. (Registration open soon!)
  • A Time Apart, preaching and worship planning retreat led by Dr. Theresa Mason, July 2023. (Registration coming soon!)
  • Humor Us! Preaching and the Power of the Comic Spirit, in conjunction with the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence, coming Fall 2023
  • More opportunities coming soon!