Preaching Retreat

This year we are delighted to welcome Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, McAfee’s Professor of Homiletics, to lead the Mercer Preaching Retreat at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology.

The Preacher’s Mixtape: Cultivating Homiletical DJs

“Preaching is Communication of Truth through personality.” – Phillip Brooks (Preacher)

“Anyone can be a DJ but it’s understanding how to read a crowd (congregation) … is what takes years of experience.” – Jonas Blue (DJ)

This conversation will explore how we expand our ability to reach multiple audiences yet be authentic to our context and social location. Along with preaching conversations and preaching practice, there will be opportunities for self-care and community-building.

The event is open to all interested parties. It is free to local seminary students, but registration is required.

Alumni scholarship applications are available.

Alumni interested in attending the Mercer Preaching Retreat are invited to apply for a scholarship. Sponsored by the Reimagining Tomorrow Initiative, this work is propelled by the Pathways for Tomorrow grant from the Lily Foundation. Five alumni will join with five students from the McAfee Circle in a cohort for the Preaching Retreat Event. This cohort will attend all the sessions, an opening meeting on Sunday evening and a closing meeting on Tuesday after lunch.

If interested, CLICK HERE to apply.



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The Mercer Preaching Retreat is sponsored by the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. It is a two-day conference designed to provide training in, appreciation of, and inspiration for the art of preaching. We hope you will join us for this enriching time.