Cultivating the Gift of Preaching
The purpose of the Cultivating the Gift of Preaching Initiative is to strengthen the witness of the Church
to the good news of Jesus Christ, by identifying, training, and providing ongoing support to
emerging preachers. Across the eleven presbyteries of the Synod, there are numerous ruling elders
and other church leaders who are called and gifted to preach the good news. The aim of the Initiative
is to cultivate these gifts through rigorous training in biblical interpretation, reformed theology, and
sermon preparation. The Initiative aims to add 140 or more trained preachers across Synod over four
18-month training cycles, beginning in June of 2024 and through 2028.