MAY 2 – 5, 2022
THE MIXED METHODS PREACHING CONFERENCE
It is with great joy and anticipation that we invite you to participate in the second Mixed Methods Preaching Conference of the Ph.D. Program of African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana.
We have chosen the theme for our conference as: “Preaching the Inexhaustible Love of God,” based in Ephesians 3:18: That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; (AMPC).
As one of the strategies to accomplish this renaissance, we offer a Mixed Methods Preaching Conference to help preachers love and improve their preaching. We offer sermons, lectures, education, homiletical instruction, and preaching labs where participants are taught method by our Ph.D. students and actually get to preach a sermon and have it critiqued by an instructor trained in homiletics. We have found the preaching and critiquing of the sermons, after instruction on the homiletical method, to be the most meaningful for helping students improve their preaching. Our inaugural conference was such an overwhelming success that participants and numerous preachers have demanded a second.
Our conference goal is to help preachers preach powerful sermons indication of the inexhaustible love of God in Ephesians 3 such that marginalized people living in stigma and without support, for example, persons impacted by the AIDS epidemic, might be fully included and welcomed in the family of God.
Our conference is co-hosted by three of the leading preachers across the country who have demonstrated and preached of the inexhaustible love of God, removing stigmas and welcoming people into the family of God: Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas; Dr. Gina Marcia Stewart, pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee; and Bishop Claude R. Alexander, pastor of The Park Church of Charlotte, North Carolina.
scheduleSchedules Are Subject to Change
Praise & Worship | Prayer & Centering Momentwith Leo H. Davis, Jr. DMA and PhD Student Nicole McDonald
Overview and Welcomewith Rev. Dr. Frank A Thomas, Dean Leah Gunning, President David Mellott, Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart, Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, and Bishop Claude Alexander
Official Opening and Orientationwith Rev. Dr. Frank A Thomas
Opening PlenaryBishop Claude Alexander
Alternative Session I Dr. Sabrina CherryThe intersection of public health and religion
Preaching Lab #110 Simultaneous Small Group Sessions
Worship & Sermon | Closing Remarkswith Leo H. Davis, Jr. DMA , Bishop Yvette Flunder, and Rev. Dr. Frank A Thomas
Praise & Worship | Prayer & Centering Momentwith Leo H. Davis, Jr. DMA, and PhD Student Larry J. Morris III
Preaching #1 LectureRev. Dr. Yvette Flunder
Panel DiscussionPernessa C. Seele, CEO
Ministry Innovation PresentationRev. Edwin Sanders
Preaching Lab #210 Simultaneous Small Group Sessions
Alternative Education Session II Dr. Sabrina CherryAddressing health disparities within your religious or spiritual community.
Worship & Sermon | Closing Remarkswith Leo H. Davis, Jr. DMA, Bishop Horace E. Smith, MD, and Rev. Dr. Frank A Thomas
Praise & Worship | Prayer & Centering Momentwith Leo H. Davis, Jr. DMA and PhD Student Moya Harris
Preaching #2 LectureBishop Horace E. Smith, MD
Educational SeminarPernessa C. Seele, CEO
Preaching Lab #310 Simultaneous Small Group Sessions
Alternative Education Session III Dr. Sabrina CherryApplying sacred texts to health and wellness
Worship & Sermon | Closing Remarkswith Leo H. Davis, Jr. DMA, Rev. Edwin Sanders, and Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas
Praise and WorshipDr. Leo Davis, Jr.
Preaching Lab #4Sermons Preached/Critiqued 7 Min. Sermons
Preaching LabSermons Preached/Critiqued 7 Min. Sermons
The Mixed Methods Preaching Conference experience is available for a limited number of participants to maximize the learning experience.
This ticket is specifically for students and gains access to the entire event including preaching labs.
This ticket gains the attendee access to the entire event including the preaching labs.
|No Lab Access (General Admission)
This ticket gains the attendee access to the main event sessions EXCLUDING the preaching labs
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