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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    2017-2018 Illuminate Preaching Academy

    September 26, 2017 — September 28, 2017

    Built around the characteristics of bright spot preaching, Illuminate Preaching Academy seeks to come alongside good preachers and help them grow toward being great preachers. Time is given to exploring methods of sermon writing, series development, delivery of the sermon, and connecting with the community to whom we are preaching.

    Sessions for 2017-18:

    • September 26-28: Dr. Kimberleigh Jordan
    • November 7-9: Rev. Jacob Armstrong
    • January 9-11: Preaching Lab
    • April 10-12: Stephan Cady
    • May: 15-17: Preaching Lab

    Fee is $800, with a $200 deposit due upon registration and $600 due on Nov. 10. The deposit will complete the registration. Deadline to register is Sept. 15.

    Click here to register!

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."