Festival of Young Preachers

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Festival of Young Nazarene Preachers at M19

USA/CANADA FESTIVAL OF YOUNG NAZARENE PREACHERS AT M19. In conjunction with the Church of the Nazarene’s M19 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, women, and men aged 16-30 were encouraged to participate in the first-ever festival of young preachers this year. Directed by Dr. Tammy Carter, editor of “The Preacher’s Magazine,” and Dr. Jay Akkerman, professor of pastoral theology at Northwest Nazarene University, the goal of this festival is to offer a supportive platform where younger Nazarenes can begin developing their own unique preaching voices. In light of the M19 Conference theme of “The Gospel Unleashed,” Akkerman affirmed, “Our goal is to provide opportunities for younger Nazarene voices to explore what it means to faithfully express the gospel. We’re grateful for this opportunity to celebrate this next generation with our Nazarene family.”

M19 participants are invited to be a part of the congregation as the young preachers preach an original 12-15-minute sermon from a text of their own choosing. Look for the Festival of Young Nazarene Preachers in the M19 program booklet for location at the Marriott Hotel of the preaching rooms. Come join us and heard the next generation of Nazarene preachers.

In this issue we are highlighting some of our young preachers. Most of these sermons were preached at either NTS Corlett Holiness Sermon or the NNU Wesley Center Festival of Young Preachers.

Contrasting our young preachers is a series of well crafted holiness sermons preached by one of Africa’s best preachers. This series was preached at Africa Nazarene University’s Holiness Week Chapels in May 2016. It is a series worth listening to – both for content and to hear the pattern of sermon delivery.

Preaching requires a lot of work – on the text and the delivery. Preacher’s Magazine wants to encourage preachers of all ages to give appropriate time and attention to the art of the sermon.

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