PEP II 2022

Get A Life - Get A Sermon!

January 24th-28th, 2022


Sunday is fast approaching, and the rest of your life won’t stop! We’ve all been there.  Balancing the needs of pastoral work, administrative tasks, worship planning, and the small matter of having family, friends, and a life—where and how can we find time and space to nurture our preaching lives, when we can barely catch up with life itself?    The Episcopal Preaching Foundation is hosting a week long learning retreat via Zoom January 24-28 to explore this question.  Preachers are invited to consider the ways that our preaching lives are born from our lives themselves, in all their fullness and messiness and chaos.  How can God use our lives serve as rich texts from which we can preach Good News?   This unique experience offers respite for preachers after the rigors of Advent and Christmas and before the demands of Lent.  Intimate preaching groups, workshops, and  special guest Kathleen Norris (Author of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith) will assist preachers in finding their lives again… and hopefully a sermon too!

Preaching is:

    • The #1 factor when selecting a place of worship (Studies by the Pew Center and Gallup).
    • The most frequently cited attribute by parishes calling a new minister