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Workshops

Engle Fellows take part in a morning and afternoon workshop each day. Some workshops have four consecutive sessions and some have two.

Morning Workshops - Select one four-day morning workshop or two different two-day morning workshops

Morning Four-Day Workshops (Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Off the Page!    Michael Brothers

This workshop strives for a recovery of an oral/aural style of preaching. Particular attention will be given to writing for the ear, the use of a manuscript, preaching without a manuscript, visual and vocal engagement, improvisational speech, body movement and gesture, and the theological role of the preacher communicated in particular contexts. Participants are to come prepared to preach a beginning and an ending from one or different sermons. Enrollment capped at 8 Fellows.

Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation    Shauna Hannan
Preaching is an ecclesial practice that belongs to the whole congregation and not only to the preacher. While it is true that particular individuals are called to carry out the responsibility of preaching, no one is a passive recipient of this practice. The aim of this workshop is to equip you to equip all the baptized to fulfill their roles as proclaimers of God’s good news. Understanding and engaging the collaborative nature of preaching will revive both your preaching and your congregation’s participation. Workshop participants will leave with concrete possibilities for engaging a collaborative preaching ministry in their own contexts.

Morning Two-Day Workshops (Mon. and Tues., 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Preaching the Scripture    Nancy L. Gross
This workshop will focus on the public reading of the word of God. Our premise is that the public reading of the word of God is itself the proclamation of the word of God and therefore inherently a call to faith. In addition to the primary elements of oral interpretation of texts, we will do work in vocal production. While we cannot address clinical vocal pathologies, we can improve the use and effectiveness of the voice.

Preaching to Millennials    Kamalesh Stephen
Millennials (Generation Y) are typically known to be people born between the years 1980 and 2000, and they will be the largest generation in the United States within a few years. How do we preach to this generation which understands preaching and worship differently from many traditional worshipping communities? This seminar will explore the distinctiveness of Millennials as a way of understanding the context to which the preacher is called. The seminar will further explore ways the preacher can move from a text to a sermon that speaks fittingly to this group.

Morning Two-Day Workshops (Wed. and Thurs., 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Preaching the Scripture> Nancy L. Gross
This workshop will focus on the public reading of the word of God. Our premise is that the public reading of the word of God is itself the proclamation of the word of God and therefore inherently a call to faith. In addition to the primary elements of oral interpretation of texts, we will do work in vocal production. While we cannot address clinical vocal pathologies, we can improve the use and effectiveness of the voice.

Preaching to Millennials    Kamalesh Stephen
Millennials (Generation Y) are typically known to be people born between the years 1980 and 2000, and they will be the largest generation in the United States within a few years. How do we preach to this generation which understands preaching and worship differently from many traditional worshipping communities? This seminar will explore the distinctiveness of Millennials as a way of understanding the context to which the preacher is called. The seminar will further explore ways the preacher can move from a text to a sermon that speaks fittingly to this group.



Afternoon Workshops - Select one four-day afternoon workshop or two different two-day afternoon workshops

Afternoon Four-Day Workshops (Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Preaching Ephesians    Nancy L. Gross
We memorize the passage, “for by grace you have been saved through faith” (Eph. 2:8), but we cannot tolerate “wives be subject to your husbands” (Eph. 5:22). We long to say “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and father of all who is above all and through all and in all” (Eph. 4:2). But we know that just around the corner we find, “slaves obey your masters” (Eph. 6:2). Come and discover how we can reclaim the letter to the Ephesians for the whole people of God. We will also find clues about how we deal with other difficult sayings of Paul.

Biblical Preaching    Pablo Jimenez
In this workshop, we will explore the definition of Biblical Preaching and the criteria that makes a sermon “biblical”. We will consider hermeneutic challenges such as how to interpret biblical texts and when to preach “against” the text. Detailed advise on how to preach different biblical forms, such as the saga, the psalms, prophetic texts, miracle stories, parables, epistles and apocalyptic visions will be offered.

Afternoon Two-Day Workshops (Mon. & Tues., 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Short Story Fiction for the Preacher    Shauna Hannan
Plot, form, mood, psychic distance, setting; these elements of fiction can be helpful for biblical exegetes, preachers, and pastoral care providers. Through a “close reading” of two short stories, short writing exercises and an examination of the opening pages of sermons, participants will learn and utilize literary tools to analyze and explore possibilities for their own sermons. [Prior to the workshop, participants are asked to read Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case” and Alice Munroe’s (recipient of 2013 Nobel Prize in literature) “Child’s Play.” Please bring a copy of these stories as well as a sermon of one’s own to the workshop.]

Missional Preaching    Patrick Johnson
For years we have read about the challenges facing the Church, and the promise of becoming a more missional church. This workshop will breathe new life into your preaching by focusing on how “missional” changes preaching, including preaching as testimony; interpreting Scripture, church, and context with missional questions; building a team of preachers; and seeing the Gospel alive in your congregation and community.

Afternoon Two-Day Workshops (Wed. & Thurs., 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Missional Preaching    Patrick Johnson
For years we have read about the challenges facing the Church, and the promise of becoming a more missional church. This workshop will breathe new life into your preaching by focusing on how “missional” changes preaching, including preaching as testimony; interpreting Scripture, church, and context with missional questions; building a team of preachers; and seeing the Gospel alive in your congregation and community.

Diverse Preaching for Diverse Listeners    Kamalesh Stephen
With seismic changes in the immigrant population in America, our churches are becoming increasingly multicultural as a mirror of our society. Even if you preach in a cultural enclave of the last century, it is likely that reaching out to neighbors is an exercise in learning how people different from you read and interpret scriptures. In this workshop we will explore ways of interpreting scriptures in different contexts and preaching in diverse congregational settings.