Homegrown 2018: Her Voice Through the Generations

Registration Coming June 25! Early bird cost $50 through August 30, Student rate $10.

It’s time to make plans to join us from 1:00 pm October 25 – 4:00 pm October 26 at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC. Click HERE for the preliminary schedule.

From an opening reception, to vibrant worship, to insightful workshops, to intentional conversations we will live into our theme “Her Voice Through the Generations” as we honor the voices of the generations of women that began at the empty tomb and continue through today.

Our featured preachers and presenters include people like Rev. Yvonne Delk, the first African-American woman ordained in the United Church of Christ, and Rev. Jerusha Neal, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School.  These women and others will be highlighted here in the weeks to come.

While we aren’t really about big names, fancy titles, or “experts,” we are about academic study, the creative arts, diversity, intentional relationships, and preaching.  Mostly, we are about YOU! The gifts and wisdom, joys and challenges, you bring to this festive learning community for two days are the heart of who we are. We hope you will plan to join us!

Survey on Women’s Preaching Experiences

Kelli Hitchman-Craig, third year MDiv student at Duke Divinity School and United Methodist, is exploring the topic “Preaching While Female” in a Directed Study course this semester. As part of her work,  she is surveying women preachers from a wide variety of denominations, settings, and generations, and we invite you to add your voice to the work.

The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Click HERE to complete the survey.

SAVE THE DATE for Homegrown 2017!

We are pleased to announce this year’s Homegrown: NC Women’s Preaching Festival theme, Her Prophetic Voice!

Save the dates, October 26-27, 2017, at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC.

This year’s featured preachers will be Rev. Shyrl Hinnant-Uzzell and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp.

Registration details and schedule TBA.

The festival is ON!

The sun is shining in Durham and we are ready to host clergywomen from around North Carolina this Thursday and Friday, October 13-14, for the 2016 HOMEGROWN NC Women’s Preaching Festival: Her Voice Through the Seasons.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew around the state.