Continuing Education


Sustaining the Preaching Life

Sustaining the Preaching Life (S.T.P.L.) is a program that supports community for pastors through small groups for a period of six months and offers a framework and tools for improving one’s preaching through a blend of instruction and peer learning.

Worshippers often name strong preaching as a key reason for participating in weekly worship. And yet, the demands of weekly sermon preparation are a heavy load for pastors when carried alone. This is even more true today, with the implications of the shifting pandemic for communal worship. You do not need to go it alone. Be part of the Sustaining the Preaching Life Program and renew your preaching ministry with vocational friendships and a fresh look at the weekly sermon.

The 2022 program receives support from a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Senior Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, Atlantic City, NJ

Latasha Milton, Class of 2018

“My passion is doing what I can to empower and liberate people who are hurting. PTS has made me a better person and pastor because it’s given me the tools to better serve the oppressed and marginalized.”