Become a Featured Preacher!

May 24, 2020

Dear Preachers,

One of the great gifts during this season of at-home-worship is that thousands of preachers whose churches are not equipped for video recording are now uploading their sermons and services of worship, whether through livestreaming, webinars, or smart phone recording apps. This is opening up new possibilities for reaching those in your communities who have always been homebound, for expanding the reach of your preaching, and it also happens to be an opportunity to share your work with peers.

In an effort to support and encourage your continued preaching innovation during this time, the Ogilvie Institute is initiating a Featured Preacher series. Each Featured Preacher’s sermon video will be added to our YouTube channel playlist for At Home Sermons, and they will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local small business of their choice. Join the fun, share your ministry with others, and do justice by supporting a local business!

To be considered as a Featured Preacher, or to nominate someone else, email and include:

  • Link to sermon or worship service (no need to edit; any sermon preached at home since mid-March is eligible)
  • Preacher Name (and contact info if nominating someone else)
  • Church Name
  • Church Website
  • Date of Sermon/Service
  • Scripture and/or thematic focus of the sermon

Featured Preachers will exemplify some of the best practices we are encouraging for at home preaching, including attention to things such as creative engagement with distracted at home worshipers and authenticity in addressing our current context.

For more thoughts on best practices, take a look at this conversation I had with Fuller Seminary’s Director of Chapel, Julie Tai, about special considerations for planning worship and preaching during this time:

I was especially moved by Julie’s heartfelt plea to preachers near the end of our chat. Let’s be brave and bold in our vulnerability as we proclaim the Good News!

Rev. Jennifer Ackerman
Director, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching
Brehm Center | Fuller Theological Seminary