kerygma scrollKERYGMA: A conference for preachers about proclaiming the Christian message effectively.

For the Greeks, kerygma was the word used for the content of a proclamation. For disciples of Jesus, kerygma is the core message of God's salvation history being fulfilled in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  Rooted in 1 Corinthians 2:2-5, this conference explores various aspects of the preaching life in proclaiming the content and life of faith in Jesus Christ.

Mark your calendar!  Spread the word!  

April 1-2, 2019 • Memorial Church of Christ

From Monday, 1.30 PM - Tuesday, 3.30 PM
$100 person includes meals, snacks, and resources.
$25 for ministry students or those in grad school

At KERYGMA, you will be encouraged, challenged and equipped in thinking biblically, theologically and practically as a preacher. Sessions will focus on on both the content and the craft of preaching in sharing the gospel and life. 


  • Tim Anderson, Jr.--Southside, Birmingham, AL
  • Alden Bass--Edmond, Oklahoma (OC)
  • Brad Cox--McKinney, TX
  • Mark Frost--Grosse Ile, MI
  • Mark Hadley--Baton Rouge, LA
  • Wade Hodges--Dallas, TX
  • Benjamin Neely--Mineral Springs, ARK
  • Charles Rix--Oklahoma City (OC)
  • Chris Smith--Nashville, TN


  • Preaching as a Theological Task
  • What I Learned about Preaching the Hard Way
  • Staying Fresh: Four Decades of Preaching in the Same Congregation
  • The Preacher, Imagination and Scripture
  • Preaching as Facilitating the Right Questions from God
  • What Comedians Teach Us about Preaching and Using Humor
  • A Journey from Youth Ministry to Preaching
  • Preaching is not Lecturing: Communication is Hard Work
  • Wrestling with God's Message and Mystery

Recordings from 2018 available here--KERYGMA 2018




Here's what others are saying about KERYGMA--

Just a short note to say thank you for Kerygma!  Well done! May the Lord bless the seed that was sown in the hearts of all those who came to hear, think, question, seek, pray, encourage and be encouraged.
Randy Todd, Woodland West, Arlington
Just wanted to say thanks for a great program at Kergyma this week. Keep up the good work!
Brian Lewis, Southwest, Ada
Great two days. Thanks for stretching us.
Dewayne Case, NE, OKC
Great job friend! Loved the diverse topics and focus on relationships and even the more intimate venue.  Top notch and well worth the time.
Brad Cox, High Point, McKinney, TX
Job well done. Really appreciated the men you lined up.  From my perspective, it went really well. Thanks for all the work to make Kerygma happen.
Travis Akins, Memorial, OKC


Preachers need other preachers in authentic relationships and helpful conversations about preaching.


Being a preacher is more than a job; it is a calling – a vocation of faithfully proclaiming God’s message in good times and bad. It is a rewarding and, often, lonely calling. This is why we need each other.


Kerygma is a time and space for preachers to consider the discipline of proclaiming the Christian message in a post­-Christian culture.

For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 2:2-5