Writing Conference

Writing Workshop

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017

To be held at:

Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

The cost is $349.00 which includes 2 nights lodging at Scarritt Bennett and 5 meals.

The AMEC Publishing House and Payne Theological Seminary invite you to participate in a writing workshop designed to enhance your gifts in writing for the Church. This workshop is intended for writers of liturgy, poetry, prayers, and litanies who want to develop their gifts in writing for our church with a liberatory world view.

There will also be workshops to help with content development and curriculum construction for church schools, continuing education, and professional development.

Keynote Presenter:

The Reverend Dr. Renita J. Weems, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies at American Baptist College

Workshop leaders include:

The Reverend Dr. Michael Brown, President of Payne Theological Seminary

The Reverend Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Historiographer and Executive Director, Department of Research and Scholarship of the AME Church and Bandy Professor of Preaching at Emory University


Thursday, March 9, 2017

3:00 pm                      Registration - Check-in

5:30 pm                      Dinner

7:00 pm                      Opening Worship

                                    The Reverend Dr. Renita J. Weems, preaching

                                    Vice-President, Academic Dean, and Professor of Biblical Studies

                                    American Baptist College                                  

                                    Voices of Deliverance, Lee Chapel AME Church, Nashville TN

                                    The Reverend Harold M. Love, Pastor

                                    Dr. Edwina Chappell, Director

9:00 pm                      Orientation and Writing Exercise

Friday, March 10, 2017

7:30 am - 8:30 am      Breakfast

9:00 am                      Worship

10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Plenary

                                    Finding Your Voice

                                    The Reverend Dr. Safiyah Fosua

                                    Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

                                    Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm      Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm       Session I

                                    Building Blocks of Worship                                            Course Construction

                                    The Reverend Roderick D. Belin                                   The Reverend Dr. Michael J. Brown

                                    President/Publisher                                                        President

                                    AMEC Publishing House                                                Payne Theological Seminary

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm     Break

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Session II

                                   Devotional Writing                                                          Assessment

                                   The Reverend Garland F. Pierce                                   The Reverend Dr. Michael J. Brown

                                   Executive Director                                                          President

                                   AMEC Department of Christian Education                     Payne Theological Seminary

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Dinner

7:30 pm                     Worship

                                  Rev. Kyle E. Brooks

                                  Ph.D. Candidate, Vanderbilt Divinity School

                                  Church Choir, Payne Chapel AME Church, Nashville

                                  The Reverend W. Antoni Sinkfield, Pastor

                                  Writing Exercise

Saturday, March 11, 2017

7:30 am - 8:30 am     Breakfast

9:30 am - 11:30 am     Plenary

                                  Voice of the People and the Voice of the Preacher:

                                  How Do They Mix in Worship?

                                  The Reverend Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Presenter

                                  Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology

                                  Historiographer/Executive Director

                                  Department of Research and Scholarship, AME Church

11:30 am                     Keeping the Work Going

12:00 pm                   Worship

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