5
Oct

You’re Not Alone: My Festival Story – Tyler Best, AoP ’12

Anxious. Elated. Hesitant. Eager. Preaching can be a wild mix of conflicting emotions as one prepares and delivers a sermon. My sophomore-in-college-self was rarely the timid, reserved person I remember being at my first National Festival of Young Preachers in 2012. Admittedly, the more preaching I watched during the Festival, the more nervous I became...
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27
Sep

Conversational Preaching Practices – 2018 Master Class with Mike Jackson

Do you ever think that preaching needs to feel more like a conversation? Dr. Mike Jackson thinks so too. Register here for the 2019 National Festival of Young Preachers! Dr. Jackson was a Master Class leader at the 2018 National Festival of Young Preachers, where he gave the presentation, “Hey Church, Let’s Preach!” In his...
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19
Sep

My Festival Story – AoP President Ernest Brooks

Over 1,000 Young Preachers have attended the National Festival of Young Preachers since the first Festival in 2010. Over 1,000 students, ministers, and others inspired to preach could tell you their story of how they came to their first Festival. For some, it was through a school. For others, a mentor or a friend encouraged...
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12
Sep

AoP Podcast: Romal Tune – 2019 Master Class Leader

Listen on Soundcloud – Click here This episode of the AoP Podcast features Romal Tune (author, speaker, preacher, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at TMS Global, and Master Class leader at the upcoming 2019 National Festival of Young Preachers) for a wide-ranging conversation that is informing, inspiring, serious, and funny. Click here to register...
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5
Sep

Womanist Preaching in a Millennial Age: 2018 Master Class

At the 2018 National Festival of Young Preachers, Rev. Melanie Jones, one of the many experts in their fields who preach and teach at the National Festival, presented a Master Class titled Womanist Preaching in a Millenial Age. She discussed what Womanist Theology is, the challenges of preaching to millennials, and how Womanist preaching connects with...
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29
Aug

The Rosary and the Bar: My Festival Story – Nick Bettis AoP ’15

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a Pentecostal, an Eastern-Orthodox seminary student, and a Catholic Friar walk into a bar… At the 2015 National Festival of Young Preachers, I met two people who would end up defining my Festival experience. The first was Tristan Gall. He was in his last year of seminary and...
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22
Aug

Exploring the Mentoring Experience – 2018 Master Class

Our mentors shape our ideas about what mentoring should look like. Darlene Hutto, AoP Board member and Director of Strategic Partnerships for Leadership Networks for the Forum for Theological Exploration, led a Master Class on Mentoring from the Mentee’s perspective at the 2018 National Festival of Young Preachers (Register now for the 2019 Festival!). She led a...
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15
Aug

Tara Beth Leach – 2019 NFYP Plenary Preacher

Rev. Tara Beth Leach, Senior Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, California, will be a plenary preacher at the 2019 National Festival of Young Preachers in Atlanta, GA. Rev. Leach lives with her husband Jeff and their two young boys, Caleb and Noah, in Sierra Madre, CA. She spent 12 years...
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8
Aug

Preaching for Such a Time as This – Wyndee E. Holbrook

Last year I moved to South Texas from Kentucky. It’s been an adventure, particularly living within 2.5 hours of the border with Mexico. As a bit of a political nerd, I always paid attention to issues like immigration, but they’ve taken on a whole new meaning now that I am in the minority in our...
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