Our festivals now offer PreachingCraft classes which will lead to Academy of Preachers' PreachingCraft certifications. Designed to provide instruction in key skills for preaching, each level of PreachingCraft certification helps equip the young preacher to develop foundational skills for a lifetime of preaching and pastoral leadership.
Stories form the foundation of our preaching so our first set of PreachingCraft classes focus on our stories and the stories of Jesus. Choose two of these sessions you would like to attend. We will then assign participation based upon even enrollment in the classes.
Making Jesus’ Stories Your Own: Preaching the Parables
Jesus’ use of parables in his teaching and preaching was a remarkably powerful practice. This class will explore three parables in detail to examine how the parable functions as a teaching and preaching tool. It will explore how specific cultural and social meanings give the parable unique context and impact and illustrate how to use similar techniques in your sermons today. The goal of this class is to demonstrate how to exegete parables and integrate their teachings into your sermons while providing examples for applying parable elements in your preaching.
Rev. Sarah Garrett Krey, M.Div., Associate Pastor, Salem Lutheran Church, Catonsville, MD. AoP ’13.