17
Jul

iHomiletic – 2018 Master Class

By Dominique A. Robinson When it comes to social media, it seems as though videography and live recording have washed imagery and wording right out. People no longer want to read long posts and they do not want to stare at a still shot. They want to see it all in motion – and feel...
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11
Jul

Young Preachers’ Favorite Preaching Resources

Here you will find a compilation of Young Preachers talking about their favorite preaching resources. These resources include books, classes, videos, mentors, and more. See what has influenced other young preachers, and maybe find a new resource for yourself! Add your own influences to the list. Comment below or email nick@academyofpreachers.net with your one or...
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5
Jul

Millennials, It’s Our Turn

Nick Bettis, AoP ’15 Millennials have received a lot of attention over the past few years, and not all of it has been kind. Like any young generation of the time, Millennials have been criticized for being lazy, entitled, and selfish. There is even a rumor going around that Millennials don’t give to charitable organizations....
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22
Jun

4 Points On Preaching With Vulnerability – 2018 Master Class

Greg Deloach wants us all to preach naked. He doesn’t mean preaching without clothes. He means preaching with vulnerability, taking down walls and barriers we put up to hide who we really are. In his Master Class from the 2018 National Festival of Young Preachers, Greg Deloach explains how vulnerability can empower your preaching. In...
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20
Jun

AoP President Shares Vision for Next 10 Years

Innovation and Expansion at the Heart of AoP President’s Vision for the Next 10 Years of Mission-Driven Ministry Ernest A. Brooks III, AoP ‘11, President & CEO June 21, 2018 As Academy of Preachers celebrates 10 years of missional engagement, it is fitting that we evaluate and refine our organizational branding, programmatic foci and key...
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14
Jun

AoP Welcomes Wyndee Holbrook

Academy of Preachers excitedly welcomes Rev. Wyndee E. Holbrook as the new Senior Program Consultant. Rev. Holbrook previously worked at the Academy of Preachers from 2011-2016 serving in roles such as Lead Gospel Catalyst, Director of Programs, and Executive Director. “I am thrilled that Wyndee Holbrook is returning to AoP. Throughout her five years on the...
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7
Jun

Brainstorming the Sermon – 2018 Master Class

Is brainstorming a part of your sermon writing process? In this Master Class video from the 2018 National Festival of Young Preachers, Kate Bringarder of the Speaker’s Studio guides current AoP President Ernest Brooks and AoP Founder Dwight Moody as they brainstorm their big sermon to end the Festival. Her Master Class provides a wide range...
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30
May

Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone: 3 Preaching Tips from 1st Lt. Callie Olson

Callie Olson is a 1st Lieutenant and Chaplain Candidate in the U.S. Army Reserves. The following tips come from her experience preaching and ministering in a military context and may provide valuable insights for preaching in many settings. Before I begin I want to preface this article with this: my experience with preaching in the...
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23
May

Read More About It – Bishop Michael Curry

How does one prepare to preach to an audience of 2+ billion people? In an interview with CBS news following the announcement of his invitation to deliver the homily at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate...
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16
May

Of Rankings and Preachers – Ernest A. Brooks III

“…give respect to those you should respect, and honor those you should honor.” ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭CEB‬‬) Most of us appreciate being honored, especially when the honor is in recognition of hard work, service to humanity, scholastic achievement or excellence in our chosen profession. Those who dedicate their lives to the professional vocations of Christian ministry...
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