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May 02, 2019

The Table at Central United Methodist Church, Sacramento, Calif.

Working Preacher on the Road: Sacramento

A one-day event for preachers in the Sacramento area

Spend a day with members of the Sermon Brainwave podcast team and your local colleagues in ministry thinking about how and why you preach. Consider how sermons that are attentive to biblical passages and their nuances can lead congregations into rich reflections on God, the gospel, and the contexts in which we live. A combination of plenary sessions, workshops, and discussion will provide opportunities to ponder your approach to preaching in general and some of the specific biblical texts coming up during the season after Pentecost. Conclude the day refreshed and equipped with new insights to fuel your preaching.

This event is open to all preachers, whether lay or ordained. Coffee, light snacks, and lunch included.

The event will begin at 9 a.m., but if you arrive anytime between 8:30 and 9 a.m. you will be able to enjoy gathering music from the jazz musicians who make up the worship team at The Table United Methodist Church.

Tuition: $65 per person (includes lunch); need-based scholarships are available

Time: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: The Table at Central United Methodist Church, 5265 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819


  • Karoline Lewis, Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and The Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, and co-host of the Sermon Brainwave podcast.
  • Matt Skinner, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary; co-host of the Sermon Brainwave podcast.

Register today.

Registration deadline is April 22, 2019.

May 13, 2019

Multiple venues, Minneapolis, Minn.

2019 Festival of Homiletics

Join us May 13-17, 2019, at the 26th Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Be inspired by God's Word proclaimed by some of the nation's finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of more than a thousand preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that's dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic -- come renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.

Find out more information at Early-bird registration closes Feb. 15, 2019.

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