This course will give you the skill and connect you with the resources you need to be an inspiring lay preacher in your congregation. In addition to learning the art and practice of preaching, you will deepen your familiarity with scripture and become more aware the pastoral and spiritual implications of preaching from scripture. Upon completion of all sessions and with the approval of the instructors and your rector/vicar/priest-in-charge, you will be a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Register early because space is limited! Permission from your supervising clergy is required.
Prerequisite: Saturday Series “Year of the Bible” or comparable course in the Bible. If you are registering for both the Saturday series and the preaching class, you will receive a special reduced rate. Questions? Call Whitaker at (313) 833-4423.
Date: 2017 dates are not available yet.
Course fee: $400. Download the scholarship form here.
This year’s preaching faculty:
Ian Reed Twiss is the rector of Trinity Church in Belleville. Prior to coming to Trinity in 2014, he served as pastor/priest-in-charge at Holy Faith Church, a federated Lutheran and Episcopal congregation in Saline, Michigan. Before becoming a priest in 2007, Ian taught undergraduate creative writing at the University of Michigan where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing. He has a passion for words and for helping new preachers develop their unique voice in proclaiming the gospel.
Susie Shaefer serves as the vicar at St. John’s in Clinton and lives in Ann Arbor. When she isn’t preparing a sermon or tending to work, she often can be found playing imaginary zoo with her two young kids in the living room.