Preaching Challenge September 13-14, 2019

Are you ready to take the leap & try something new?


Preaching without notes or an outline

Interactive, dynamic & intimate

Come be inspired, encouraged & challenged to risk a change in your preaching style


Delight in the freedom of leaving 

the "safety" of the pulpit

Be affirmed in your work to stretch and grow the preaching gifts and strengths you were given.


Retreat Leader: Rev. Stephen Carnahan

Rev. Stephen Carnahan has been serving as a pastor in UCC congregations since 1984, and has brought a creative approach to ministry and preaching.  Growing up in a conservative evangelical church then moving on to the liberal end of American churches, he was exposed to all kinds of preaching from frighteningly bad, to very good, with a large swath of simply boring in-between.  Stephen tries to preach in ways that matter—that affect the people listening.  He frequently preaches without notes, and has developed several techniques to do this (which do not involve memorizing).   Stephen currently serves at the High Street Congregational Church in Auburn, Maine.

Preaching Challenge Retreat Itinerary

Files coming soon.



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