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Monthly Preaching Workshops

Workshops For Frequent Preachers

 One of the congregational vitality goals within the Matthew 25 initiative is Spirit-inspired worship. In the Reformed tradition, the central aspect of worship is the preaching of the Word as it points to the scriptures, which point to Jesus Christ. To this end, the Synod is offering monthly Zoom preaching workshops. Featuring preaching scholars from across the country,  each zoom will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

  • Rediscovering Lost Treasures: Forgotten Preaching Texts of the Old Testament
    Rediscovering Lost Treasures: Forgotten Preaching Texts of the Old Testament
    Mar 06, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Dennis Olson, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • TBD
    TBD
    Wed, Apr 03
    Apr 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Apr 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Nancy Gross, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Boundaries Training Workshop
    Boundaries Training Workshop
    Tue, Apr 09
    Apr 09, 2024, 1:30 PM EDT – Apr 10, 2024, 4:30 PM EDT
    Apr 09, 2024, 1:30 PM EDT – Apr 10, 2024, 4:30 PM EDT
  • TBD
    TBD
    Wed, May 01
    May 01, 2024, 10:00 AM
    May 01, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Neal Presa, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
  • Preaching the Letter of 1 John in a Polarized Church
    Preaching the Letter of 1 John in a Polarized Church
    Jun 05, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Janette H. Ok, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • No Workshop Due to Independence Day
    No Workshop Due to Independence Day
    Wed, Jul 03
    Jul 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Jul 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    God bless you as you preach!
  • TBD
    TBD
    Wed, Aug 07
    Aug 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Aug 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Lis Valle-Ruiz, McCormick Theological Seminary
  • Preaching Luke Backwards
    Preaching Luke Backwards
    Wed, Sep 04
    Sep 04, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Sep 04, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Eric D. Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister.
  • Boundaries Training Workshop
    Boundaries Training Workshop
    Sat, Sep 28
    Sep 28, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Sep 28, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
  • TBD
    TBD
    Wed, Oct 02
    Oct 02, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Oct 02, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Catherine Williams, Lancaster Theological Seminary
  • Boundaries Training Workshop
    Boundaries Training Workshop
    Tue, Oct 15
    Oct 15, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT – Oct 16, 2024, 9:00 PM EDT
    Oct 15, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT – Oct 16, 2024, 9:00 PM EDT
  • Preaching with an Ecological Lens
    Preaching with an Ecological Lens
    Wed, Nov 06
    Nov 06, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Nov 06, 2024, 10:00 AM
    HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Emmanuel College (U of Toronto)
  • Boundaries Training Workshop
    Boundaries Training Workshop
    Thu, Nov 07
    Nov 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
    Nov 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
  • No Workshop due to Advent
    No Workshop due to Advent
    Wed, Dec 04
    Dec 04, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Dec 04, 2024, 10:00 AM
    God bless you as you preach!

Upcoming Workshops

Monthly Preaching Workshops

Past Workshops

2024

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  • Real People, Real Faith:  Preaching Biblical Characters
    Real People, Real Faith:  Preaching Biblical Characters
    Feb 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Led by Cindy Halvorson, LeaderWise
  • Exploring the Themes of Lent 2024
    Exploring the Themes of Lent 2024
    Wed, Jan 03
    Jan 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Jan 03, 2024, 10:00 AM

  • Real People, Real Faith:  Preaching Biblical Characters
    Real People, Real Faith:  Preaching Biblical Characters
    Feb 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Led by Cindy Halvorson, LeaderWise
  • Exploring the Themes of Lent 2024
    Exploring the Themes of Lent 2024
    Wed, Jan 03
    Jan 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Jan 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
  • Introduction to Boundaries
    Introduction to Boundaries
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Nov 07
    Nov 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Nov 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    November 7 & 8, 2023 1-3:30 p.m
  • Preaching Exilic Hope in the Climate Crisis
    Preaching Exilic Hope in the Climate Crisis
    Wed, Nov 01
    Nov 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Nov 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Rev. Dr. Jerusha Matsen Neal
  • Synod Assembly
    Synod Assembly
    Thu, Oct 26
    Oct 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 28, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Oct 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 28, 2023, 12:00 PM
    For More Information, Contact Stated Clerk Fran Lane Lawrence at Fran@Synodofthecovenant.org
  • Presbytery Stated Clerks Minutes Review
    Presbytery Stated Clerks Minutes Review
    Wed, Oct 25
    Oct 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – Oct 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Oct 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – Oct 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
    For More Information, Contact Synod Stated Clerk Fran Lane Lawrence at Fran@synodofthecovenant.org
  • A Refresher Course in the Basics of Sermon Preparation
    A Refresher Course in the Basics of Sermon Preparation
    Wed, Oct 04
    Oct 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Oct 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue
  • The Leader’s Table (Offered in Partnership with The Missional Church Network)
    The Leader’s Table (Offered in Partnership with The Missional Church Network)
    Wed, Sep 20
    Sep 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Sep 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    The Leader’s Table is a four-part series empowering pastors and other church leaders to think differently about Christian ministry.
  • Introduction to Boundaries Training (Offered in Partnership with LeaderWise)
    Introduction to Boundaries Training (Offered in Partnership with LeaderWise)
    Wed, Sep 20
    Sep 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Sep 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
  • The Leader’s Table (Offered in Partnership with The Missional Church Network)
    The Leader’s Table (Offered in Partnership with The Missional Church Network)
    Sep 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Leader’s Table is a four-part series empowering pastors and other church leaders to think differently about Christian ministry. September 13, 17, October 11, 25
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
    Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
    Mon, Sep 11
    Sep 11, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Sep 11, 2023, 6:00 PM
    September 11 & 14, 2023 This training is designed for both teaching and ruling elders, and satisfies the requirement for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training discussed at the 2022 General Assembly.
  • Standing in the Breach: Preaching and Conflict.
    Standing in the Breach: Preaching and Conflict.
    Wed, Aug 02
    Aug 02, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Aug 02, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Rev. Dr. Aimee Moiso Associate Director, Louisville Institute
  • Acceleration, Amplification, Accumulation, Alienation: Preaching in Times Like These
    Acceleration, Amplification, Accumulation, Alienation: Preaching in Times Like These
    Jun 07, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Rev. Dr. Wes Avram Senior Pastor of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church
  • Caring for the Preacher’s Soul
    Caring for the Preacher’s Soul
    Wed, May 03
    May 03, 2023, 10:00 AM
    May 03, 2023, 10:00 AM
    The Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes President Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Pathways for Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness
    Pathways for Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness
    Thu, Apr 20
    Apr 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Apr 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    April 20, 27 & May 4, 2023 Offered by LeaderWise
  • Science, the Church, and Mental Health
    Science, the Church, and Mental Health
    Thu, Mar 23
    Mar 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Mar 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    March 23, 2023, 1:00 to 2:00 pm by zoom: Churches and mental health providers that have effectively offered services to their congregations and communities will share models, insights, and best practices on how partnerships between mental health professionals and the church can better confront this
  • Science, the Church, and Mental Health
    Science, the Church, and Mental Health
    Thu, Mar 16
    Mar 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Mar 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    March 16, 2023, 1:00 to 2:00 pm by zoom: Psychologist David Wang, Fuller Seminary’s Cliff and Joyce Penner Chair for the Formation of Emotionally Healthy Leaders, will address mental health and the wellbeing of Christian leaders.
  • Science, the Church, and Mental Health
    Science, the Church, and Mental Health
    Thu, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Mar 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    March 9, 2023, 1:00 to 2:00 pm by zoom: Science for the Church’s co-Director, Drew Rick-Miller, will evaluate research to answer the question, Does Our Faith Make Us Well? as he considers the ways church, religious practice, and our Christian faith promote (or not) mental and physical health.

2023

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  • Real People, Real Faith:  Preaching Biblical Characters
    Real People, Real Faith:  Preaching Biblical Characters
    Feb 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Led by Cindy Halvorson, LeaderWise
  • Exploring the Themes of Lent 2024
    Exploring the Themes of Lent 2024
    Wed, Jan 03
    Jan 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Jan 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
  • Introduction to Boundaries
    Introduction to Boundaries
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Nov 07
    Nov 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Nov 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    November 7 & 8, 2023 1-3:30 p.m
  • Preaching Exilic Hope in the Climate Crisis
    Preaching Exilic Hope in the Climate Crisis
    Wed, Nov 01
    Nov 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Nov 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Rev. Dr. Jerusha Matsen Neal
  • Synod Assembly
    Synod Assembly
    Thu, Oct 26
    Oct 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 28, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Oct 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 28, 2023, 12:00 PM
    For More Information, Contact Stated Clerk Fran Lane Lawrence at Fran@Synodofthecovenant.org
  • Presbytery Stated Clerks Minutes Review
    Presbytery Stated Clerks Minutes Review
    Wed, Oct 25
    Oct 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – Oct 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Oct 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – Oct 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
    For More Information, Contact Synod Stated Clerk Fran Lane Lawrence at Fran@synodofthecovenant.org
  • A Refresher Course in the Basics of Sermon Preparation
    A Refresher Course in the Basics of Sermon Preparation
    Wed, Oct 04
    Oct 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Oct 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue