Preaching As...

September 04, 2019

The goals of this peer learning experience are to grow in our understanding, practice, and perspective of preaching so that our preaching will be enriched and our sermons will find deeper connections with the hearts of our parishioners. And to grow in our understanding of ourselves as preachers. 
Each session we will discuss a dimension of preaching:
Preaching As... a Calling
Preaching As... Self-Discovery
Preaching As... a Privilege
Preaching As... A Craft
Preaching As... A Challenge
Preaching As... A Source of Comfort in Life's Transitions
Preaching As... A Relationship
  • Meeting in Asheville, at the Blue Ridge District Office (except final session at Lake Junaluska)
  • Sessions will be 3 hours long: 10am-1pm
  • 6 sessions meeting monthly in 2020:
    • January 6
    • February 3
    • March 2
    • April 20
    • May 28
    • June 17
  • The last few sessions will include peer review of your sermons.
Reading materials will be assigned in December.

Participation is open to WNC clergy or ministry professionals who preach on a regular basis. Space is limited to 12 participants, accepted on a first-come basis. Registration will close when at capacity.  The cost per participant is $50.


Led by Rev. Ashley Crowder Stanley.  Ashley is a long-time clergyperson in Western North Carolina.  She has served large and smaller churches, has been the chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry, and is starting a new church in South Asheville.

Sponsored by the Western North Carolina Conference Leadership Development Team.

For more information, please reach out to Rev. Kim Ingram, Director of Ministerial Services. 

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