Preaching Institute

2016 Preaching Institute

Preaching Together: Experimental and Missional Proclamation in Community


Inviting congregations, leaders and pastors to reinterpret the role of the sermon and the proclamation of the Good News in the gathered community. This will occur through

• a 4-month engagement in a cohort with others and 
• a reflective-action process that intends to equip pastors and leaders to provoke multi-vocal congregations that proclaim the Good News with grace and truth.


New York City, Infinity Mennonite Church, 2522 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10039
Instructors: Kirk Hanger with Addie Sanders Banks
Schedule: Saturdays, 9:00am-5:00pm, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 30
Bi-lingual: Class will be in English & Spanish

Learning Components

1. Four one-day intensive sessions
Topics include:
• Foundations of Preaching
• Preaching in Context
• Preaching Across Contexts
• Contemporary Issues in Preaching

2. Featured reading:
• The Power of All, by Stuart and Sian Murray Williams; 
• Preaching Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller.
• Other reading as assigned.

Credit Value

2 SH (One additional hour of credit available with an extensive project)


Tuition: $432 per credit hour
Participation Audit: $450
Technology Fee: $50

Steve Kriss is associate director of pastoral studies for EMU @ Lancaster. He also works with Franconia Conference congregations and leaders in the Northeast corridor.
Sue Conrad Howes has been a Mennonite pastor in Lancaster County and former communication professor at Goshen College and Penn State.
Kirk Hanger is a pastor of Franconia Conference related New Hope Fellowship in Alexandria, VA, a multilingual congregation. He’s been a pastor in suburban Philly and Mexico City and works globally in areas of mission and evangelism.
Addie Sanders Banks is a long-time leader in the Mennonite community in New York City. She’s part of King of Glory congregation in the Bronx.

For more information and to register
(717) 397-5190

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