Workshop Schedule

Session 1: Monday and Tuesday, June 21-June 22, 2021

Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Session 2: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (Open to Participants Outside the S4M)

Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Session 1: “Preaching: The Impossible Possibility”

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith, Jr.

Workshop Description

Laity participants will explore the principles and praxis of preaching.  The workshop will introduce limited but varied offerings of the kinds of preaching, (narrative, expository, and prophetic) along with two practical methods for application in the workshop.  Participants, informed by the above, will preach sermons using a common text in the workshop. The hope is that all will gain a sense and appreciation of their “preaching gifts” as a result of the workshop.

About the Presenter

Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr, is Pastor Emeritus, Covenant United Church of Christ. Anointed, gifted, leader, teacher, virtuoso, maestro, scholar, theologian, professor, revivalist, activist, entrepreneur, counselor, friend, and pastor are just a few of the words that describe the Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.  Dr. Smith, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is a well-respected and loved pastor and musician.  Known for his phenomenal and heart-provoking saxophone playing, Rev. Smith is an equally gifted preacher who is sought out for revivals across the country.  His unique ability to combine his music and his invigorating interpretation of the gospel message has brought hope and encouragement to God’s people everywhere. Dr. Smith serves as an adjunct professor of ministry and D. Min. advisor at McCormick Theological Seminary. Currently, Dr. Smith sits on the Advisory Board Alliance for Christian Media, South Suburban Hospital.

Session 2: “Lead Better through Self-Awareness”

The “Lead Better through Self-Awareness” workshop is open to participants outside of the School for Ministry.

Presenter: Pastor Terrell McTyre

Workshop Description

Self-awareness is the ability to use introspection and reflection to gain a clear and objective understanding of oneself. When developing your leadership skills and style, you are most effective when you know yourself then make improvements and adjustments accordingly. God designed you with leadership uniquenesses that contribute to your efficacy, mission, and impact. Construct your incomparable and personal pathway for better visioneering, team-building, and ministry management.

About the Presenter

Pastor Terrell L McTyer serves as the Minister of New Church Strategies for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. He works to teach, equip, assist and multiply leaders and congregations through New Church Ministry to increase missional efficacy and efficiency towards starting sustainable, world-changing churches and making disciples. His mission is to equip leaders to equip leaders. Terrell is a pastor, writer, speaker, mentor, coach, and musician that lives by the mantra, “It’s a sin to be good when God has called you to be GREAT!” His leadership experience, skills and giftings include work in music, marketing, entrepreneurship, project management and more in the both corporate and non-profit sectors.