Preaching Hope for a Weary World
May 15 - 18, 2023
"Preaching Hope for a Weary World"
“Preaching Hope for a Weary World” is the Festival’s response to the hardships and heaviness that have been our reality the last few years.
From a pandemic, to protests, to politics, and polarization; from wars, to gun violence, and climate change catastrophes, what is our call to preach?
Surprisingly, in looking back over Festival themes there has never been a focus on hope. Yet, who better to name hope into our world than preachers?
We believe in a hope that defies all odds. A hope that speaks of new life amid death. A hope that reaches for justice amid inequity. A hope that knows the promise of God’s righteousness amid fear and despair.
The Festival of Homiletics 2023 will inspire us to a renewed sense of our radical calling.
Our weary world needs us, preachers. Hope wins.
Come renew, refresh, and recharge your spirit!
Karoline Lewis, Program Director
Festival of Homiletics
What's the Festival Like?
The Festival of Homiletics is like summer camp for preachers.
During the Festival, you’ll hear from outstanding preachers from diverse backgrounds, traditions, and ministry settings. You’ll participate in passionate worship, dive deep with preaching master classes, and fellowship with preaching colleagues from around the world.
This year, in-person attendance is capped at 1,200 to maintain rigorous safety protocols—but even if you can’t join us in person, you can still participate!
Choose from a free or premium version of the online Festival—or better yet, come to Minneapolis for a celebration of preaching you won’t forget.
Past Participants Share Their Love
Opens November 1, 2022
In-person fellowship with your colleagues
Live interaction with preachers and workshop leaders
Access to recordings automatically included this year!
Digital AccessGet every session
All sessions livestreamed starting on May 15, 2023
Video and audio recordings available—go back and rewatch!
A private virtual community to enjoy the Festival with friends