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2021 Styberg Preaching Workshop

About this Workshop

November 16-17, 2021  |  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  |  Via Zoom

This workshop, led by Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, will examine ways to use scripture in addressing many of the pressing social, political, ecumenical, and personal challenges faced by people in the current national and global context. It will also examine ways by which such preaching can be done during the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of virtual, print, indoor, and outdoor settings.

Suggested Preparatory Reading for this Workshop:

  • Marvin McMickle, The Making of a Preacher: 5 Essentials for Ministers Today (Judson Press, 2018)
  • Marvin McMickle, Caring Pastors, Caring People: Equipping Your Church for Pastoral Care (Living Church) (Judson Press, 2011)

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About Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickleBorn in Chicago, Illinois in 1948, Rev. Marvin A. McMickle is a 1970 graduate of Aurora University where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City and completed two additional years of graduate study at Columbia University in NewYork City. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1998. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from his Alma Mater, Aurora University, in 1990 and was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio, in 2010.

Dr. McMickle served as the 12th President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2019. Prior to joining CRCDS he was pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio from 1987 to 2011 and a member of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. McMickle was also the Professor of Homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, from 1996 to 2011. Upon retiring from Ashland, the faculty named him Professor Emeritus. He is the author of 15 books and dozens of articles that regularly appear in professional journals and magazines. His writings also appear in Feasting on the Word and Preaching God’s Transforming Justice two recent preaching commentaries. He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and has also served as a Visiting Professor of Preaching at Yale University Divinity School. Dr. McMickle is currently the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at CRCDS.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Theme: The Content of 21st Century Preaching and Today’s Most Crucial Issues

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction of our Workshop Leader, and Opening Prayer

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (A.M. Session)
Preaching about justice and righteousness will be central in this session with engagement of several biblical passages that instruct us on those themes and on the importance and urgency of preaching.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
A.M. Session Continued

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (P.M. Session)
Preaching the liberation themes of Black Theology, Latin American Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, Queer Theology, and Native American Sovereignty Theology using Galatians 3:28 to help focus on the issues of race/ethnicity, class and social standing, and gender/gender identity.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.             
Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             
P.M. Session Continued

3:00 p.m.
Closing Prayer

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Theme: The Contexts of Preaching in the 21st Century

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.             
Gathering, Announcements Regarding Continuing Education Credit, and Opening Prayer

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (A.M. Session)
Defining, Refining, and Expanding the Contexts

Expanding the boundaries of the preaching context beyond the people who gather inside a sanctuary to reach people with the gospel in different and diverse ways. That includes the use of virtual formats like Facebook Live, You Tube, church web sites, and Zoom. It also includes print-based formats like newsletters, newspaper editorials and Letters to the Editor, platforms that can be used to deliver our message to people who might never set foot inside our churches.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
A.M. Session Continued

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (P.M. Session)
Preaching Moments: When, Where, and How

Focus on actual preaching moments outside of the sanctuary such as trips to prisons for worship services with inmates and prison staff, at outdoor evangelistic crusades, in college and university chapels, in hospitals and senior citizen centers, and in the context of civic and political events where content and context meet in the public square. This is Amos from Tekoa preaching against  Jeroboam in Bethel, Jesus preaching in the temple in Jerusalem, and Paul preaching in Athens in Acts 17.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
P.M. Session Continued

3:00 p.m.
Closing Prayer

November 16, 2021 - November 17, 2021

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Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Professor of African American Religious Studies and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

The Styberg Preaching Institute

This workshop is sponsored by the Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. If you have questions or are in need of additional information, please contact Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks, director and the Styberg Professor of Preaching, at styberg@garrett.edu.