Save the Date for 2025

Theme: "Preaching to Heal the Divide"

May 12-15, 2025



How Will You #Festival in 2025?

We’re offering a FREE livestream version as well. Register here.

What's the Festival Like?

Join us in Pittsburgh for the best preaching event of the year!

Karoline Lewis says, “I don’t think there’s any place else where you are gathering for worship so frequently and hearing good sermons and good preaching and wonderful worship.

“You’re being fed. You’re being nurtured. You’re being sustained. You leave with the sense of being empowered once again, reminded of the way in which the Holy Spirit works and is present in your ministry—feeling that spirit once again in your ministry and in your preaching.”

Past Participants Share Their Love

Meet the 2024 Speakers

Amy Butler
Pastor, Community Church of Honolulu (UCC)
Khalia J. Williams
Associate Dean of Worship and Spiritual Formation, Emory University, Candler School of Theology
Thema Bryant
Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University
Emilie M. Townes
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor, Dean emerita and University Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Vanderbilt University
Rolf A. Jacobson
Dean of Faculty; Professor of Old Testament; A.N. Rogness Chair in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry, Luther Seminary
Willie James Jennings
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies, Yale Divinity School

Agenda at a Glance

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Save the Date for 2025

The 2025 Festival of Homiletics will be in Atlanta, Georgia, with the theme “Preaching to Heal the Divide.” Look for registration in November 2024! 

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