|Princeton Seminary is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Joe
R. Engle Institute of Preaching, which will kick off in June 2003.
Established through a generous gift from Joe R. Engle, a member of the
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, the institute is
designed to support, nurture, and encourage pastors in the practice and
art of preaching. It will take place annually during the second week of
the Seminary’s summer Institute of Theology.
Up to 50 members of the PTS Classes of 1996 and 1997 will be selected by
the Seminary to come to campus the week of June 22-27 in order to renew
their preaching vocations through study and practice.
“We want to offer practical workshops and conversations with faculty and
with preaching colleagues, and to provide glorious worship in Miller
Chapel for preachers who usually have the task of helping others to
worship,” explains Kristin Saldine, minister of the chapel, who
coordinates the institute.
Rather than a focus on gathering to listen to nationally renowned
preaching “stars,” the Engle Institute, according to Saldine, will focus
on participants honing the craft of preaching as they practice it in their
Princeton faculty members
Nancy Lammers Gross,
J. Randall Nichols, and
Sally Brown will lead workshops on topics like
voice and speech, and preaching in congregational context. Thomas K. Tewell, pastor of the
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City,
will be in residence for the week and will preach each evening. The
preaching institute coincides with the second week of the
Theology. If homework and preparation time allow, Engle Institute Fellows
will be welcome to attend any institute early morning events (daily
morning prayer, Bible studies, and convocation).
The cost to participants will be round-trip transportation between their
home and Princeton. The Engle Institute will cover tuition, on-campus
lodging, and meals. Limited scholarship funds are available to offset
travel cost based on need.
If you are interested in being an Engle Fellow, are a member of either the
Class of 1996 or the Class of 1997, and are
currently serving a congregation as pastor, associate pastor, or interim
pastor with regular responsibility for preaching and worship, please email
[email protected] for more information.