Young Preachers: Young people, ages 14-35, from every Christian tradition (Evangelical, Orthodox, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Roman Catholic) are encouraged to preach at a Festival precisely as they would in their home environment: dress, text, voice, style, substance, whatever! This diversity has proven to be one of the most transformational elements about the gathering. All young preachers will register for one of our young preacher packages in registration.
Observers: Come participate in the National Festival of Young Preachers as an observer, supporter, mentor, exhibitor, or partner in this Gospel work. All observers are asked to register for one of our general admission packages in registration.
The preaching theme for the National Festival of Young Preachers in January 2018 is Worship the Lord. Preach on this theme using one of the 150 psalms in the Book of Psalms. These texts offer songs of praise and despair, cries for help, and hymns of thanksgiving. They extol God as the maker of heaven and earth, and at the same time describe the absence of God in the day of trouble. They give us texts rooted in sanctuary worship and also words that lift us up to the highest reaches of creation. Search these ancient psalms for the word God is speaking to you and mold it into a word God can speak through you. We will receive it and give thanks.
Support the work of the National Festival of Young Preachers by becoming a leading, supporting, or contributing sponsor. We invite your institution, church, denomination, organization, or business to sow into this transformational event. Use the link below to learn more about specific options and pricing.
Contact Debbie Moody, Director of Festival, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or wish to purchase a sponsorship package.