Preaching Resources

'Read the Room': Conference to Address Importance of Context in Preaching
March 28-30, 2023 Hosted by Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta. 

Featuring the Whiteside Lecture by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, an ordained Baptist minister who serves as John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African American Studies and Sociology and director of the African American Studies Program at Colby College. 

The conference also includes two worship services with sermons and talk backs by Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus Thomas G. Long, and Howard-John Wesley, senior pastor of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

WNCC clergy can access BOM continuing education funds to participate. 

Festival of Homiletics 2023
May 15-18, 2023 | Hosted By Faith+Lead

The Festival of Homiletics 2023 will inspire us to a renewed sense of our radical calling. Our weary world needs us, preachers.

Sermon Preparation Workshop with Samuel Wells from Heart Edge

Recorded and available on demand for free

Sermon Prep - Sam Wells 


The Art of Better Preaching by Carey Nieuwhof

The Art of Better Preaching -

An on-demand course

$347 – 2/3 can be reimbursed.

A 12 session video training with a comprehensive, interactive workbook that will help you create, write, and deliver better sermons. The course contains the lessons Mark (lead pastor of Village Church) and I (Carey Nieuwhof) have learned, taught, and used over decades of being pastors


Simplify the Message: Multiply the Impact by Talbot Davis

Talbot Davis | Coach for Preachers

Available from the the Conference Resource Center

Unleashing the Word and Speaking Well

By Adam Hamilton

Available from

How playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu has transformed my homiletics classes | The Christian Century by Jason Byassee