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The Mixed Methods Preaching Conference

Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas and Christian Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the Inaugural Mixed Methods Preaching Conference — a new opportunity to truly learn about the art of preaching. We help preachers love their preaching, develop their preaching, and preach their very best.

The conference features:

  • Narrative, Womanist, & Expository Preaching Labs
  • Instruction from African American Preaching & Sacred Rhetoric PhD Students
  • Preaching Powerhouses — Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Dr. Charlie Dates, Dr. Brianna K. Parker and Dr. Frank A. Thomas



Lodging is reserved separately and is additional to conference fees.

Recommended hotels

Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis/Carmel
9625 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46290

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown/Union Station
123 W. Louisiana St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Monday Sept. 9
Conference Registration open 11:00 AM to 4:00PM
Pre-Conference Luncheon 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Conference Starts 1:00PM, Last Event 7:00-8:30PM

Tuesday Sept. 10
Conference Starts 8:00AM, Last Event 7:00-8:30PM

Wednesday Sept. 11
Conference Starts 8:00AM, Last Event 7:00-8:30PM

Thursday Sept. 12
Conference Starts 8:45AM and Closes at 3:30PM

Full Agenda at


Mixed Methods Preaching Conference will help preachers:

  • Discover true joy, passion, enthusiasm, and fun through concrete instruction in homiletical method
  • Grow in their preaching through preaching assessments that move beyond the obligatory, “Nice Sermon” at the back of the church with critique from faculty and peers
  • Establish practical and achievable goals for their preaching
  • Correct any perceived deficiencies in preaching training
  • Enhance preaching fundamentals, such as centrality of the Biblical text, sermon structure, delivery of the sermon, and the ever important close of the sermon
  • Connect preaching and the preacher’s spiritual formation particularly in seasons of spiritual drought, church conflict and personal/family crisis


Mixed Methods Preaching Conference offers:

  • Attendees’ exposure and interaction with three homiletics preachers and teachers, plus accomplished Conference Faculty
  • Three sermons, three interviews with sermonic preachers, and three lectures on preaching from Conference Faculty
  • Small group preaching lab where students can offer sermons for critique (only those that desire to preach will preach)
  • The opportunity for each attendee to develop their own response to these four critical questions:
    • What is my preferred preaching method?
    • How can I improve my preaching method?
    • How can I build a network of feedback to continue improvements in preaching?
    • When do we know preaching is successful?

For More Information

Please email or call 317-931-2319.

Conference website:



Sep 09 - 12, 2019


Light of the World Christian Church
4646 N. Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46228


Christian Theological Seminary

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