The Joe R. Engle
Institute of Preaching

For preachers in their first two to ten years of ministry

June 9 – June 14

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, who was 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 2019 Engle fellow if you want to practice the craft of preaching in the company of colleagues. Applicants who have been preaching regularly for two to ten years and have never attended the Engle Institute will be considered.

The Engle Institute begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 9
 and concludes at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, June 14. 
Engle fellows are expected to attend the full event.

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 (MDiv) who has been preaching for two to ten years. 
  • You are able to attend the entire week of the Engle Institute. 
  • You have regular (weekly) preaching responsibilities. 
  • You wish to nurture or strengthen your preaching vocation.