What is the Engle Institute?

The Engle Institute is a weeklong continuing education event designed to nurture and strengthen the craft of those who preach in city or suburb, small town, rural community, or other specialized ministries. The Institute is made possible by the dream and generosity of Joe R. Engle, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Engle Fellows and faculty participate together in the hospitality of the seminar room, the dinner table and the chapel pew. Through hands-on workshops, seminars, tutorials, and conversations, Engle fellows are supported and challenged to seek excellence in their preaching vocations.

Become an Engle Fellow


Apply to be a 2018 Engle Fellow if you want to practice the craft of preaching in the company of colleagues. Applications will be accepted beginning November 2017.

June 10- 15, 2018


The Engle Institute begins at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 and concludes at 11:15 on Friday, June 15.


Because of the generosity of Joe R. Engle,
the fee for the Engle Institute is $175,
inclusive of lodging and meals.


The Engle Institute is for you if…

You are a seminary graduate (M.Div.) who has been preaching for two to ten years.

You are able to attend the entire week of the Engle Institute.

You currently or will soon have regular (weekly) preaching responsibilities.

You wish to nurture or strengthen your preaching vocation.