For two years, the Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church has presented the Annual Preaching Academy, held at First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs, with a view towards exploring and enriching our craft as preachers of the gospel. We have invited Dr. Thomas Long in 2014 and Rev. Dr. Jana Childers in 2015 to share and discuss contemporary issues in preaching.
The work of Preaching Academy can be summed up by Kent Ingram, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs: “Of all the tasks that we perform as pastor, no task touches more lives at one time than preaching and leading worship. In those moments of worship we are able to provide pastoral care, to challenge people to live faithful lives, and to help people better understand what Paul calls the ‘mystery of the gospel.’ Improving our preaching skills is an essential way to be more effective in ministry.”
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If you’d like to learn more about Preaching Academy, contact Rev. Dr. Youngsook Kang, Director of Mission and Ministry and Leadership Developer of the Rocky Mountain Conference, at firstname.lastname@example.org