The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching
July 19-24, 2015
Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching for preachers in their first three to seven years of ministry seeking to nurture and strengthen their preaching vocation in the company of colleagues.
About the Engle Institute
The Engle Institute is a weeklong continuing education event that was envisioned and made possible by the dream and generosity of Joe R. Engle, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New York City. The institute is designed to nurture and strengthen the craft of those who preach, ideally weekly, whether in city, suburb, small town, rural community, or other specialized ministries. Engle Fellows and faculty gather for the week to participate together in the hospitality of the seminar room, the dinner table, and the chapel pew. Engle Fellows reconnect vocationally with friends as they practice the craft of preaching in the company of colleagues.
The Engle Institute offers a unique, interactive approach to preaching renewal. Rather than highlight a slate of national pulpit "stars," the Engle Institute is designed to encourage and nurture pastors who preach regularly in local contexts. Through hands-on workshops, seminars, tutorials, and conversations, Engle Fellows are supported and challenged to seek excellence in their preaching vocations. Engle Fellows participate in daily worship, seminars, and workshops, some of which are in lecture/seminar format while others are preaching practicums.
This year we are pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery who will serve as the 2015 Engle pastor-in-residence, preaching for daily worship during the event. Dr. Powery is the dean of Duke Chapel and an associate professor of the practice of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary.
The application process will open in early winter of 2014 and notifications of acceptance are sent in the spring of 2015.