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Missouri Preaching Academy
When
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 11:30 AM Central Standard Time

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Where
Missouri Annual Conference Office
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202

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Email
jgragg@moumethodist.org

Contact
Jenny Gragg

Registration closes on February 8, 2023.

The Church where likes and livestreaming matters isn’t going away. Pastors today must navigate both preaching to the congregation – and the camera. This year’s Preaching Academy will center on addressing the challenge many of us face: Uniting an online and in-person community in worship. Rev. Dr. Casey Sigmon, professor of homiletics at Saint Paul School of Theology, will serve as teacher and guide as we discuss how to offer the Word to a digital world.
 
You will also meet in peer learning groups and process the joys and challenges of preaching. These small groups will give you space to share your story and sermon ideas before stepping into the pulpit. Additionally, we will be providing you with resources to help with your sermon preparation, including the ability to work with a small group to plan an upcoming sermon series.
 

Featured Teacher: Rev. Dr. Casey Sigmon

Rev. Dr. Casey Thornburgh Sigmon is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship and Director of Contextual Education at The Saint Paul School of Theology in Leawood, Kansas. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a PhD in Homiletics and Liturgics in May 2017. Her dissertation, “Engaging the Gadfly: A Process Homilecclesiology for a Digital Age,” explores the practice of preaching beyond the pulpit and the pew. Sigmon is the co-founder of TheoTechnics: a collaboration between a sound engineer, theologian, and homiletician on digital worship and ministry. Sigmon is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).