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ETS and Christ Church Cranbrook Hosts First Ever, “Festival of Preaching” Featuring ETS Students

The Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) hosted its first ever “Festival of Preaching” on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Christ Church of Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. This unique concept showcased the talents of ETS’ students while sharing the Word of God. The theme is “Preaching Reconciliation to a Polarized World: Student Sermons on II Corinthians 5:11-21”; Rev. Dr. Genetta Hatcher, ETS’ Vice President of Operations served as the Master of Ceremonies.

“We are excited to celebrate our students at the Festival of Preaching," said Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harris, President and Academic Dean of ETS. “We work hard to ensure that our students have all of the tools necessary to teach and preach and to go on to become successful stewards of the Word.”

ETS Masters of Divinity program students participants included:

  • Frederick Belk, Senior Pastor at Mount Charity Missionary Baptist Church

  • Harold Cadwell Pastor at Transformation Christian Church

  • Theron Russell, and

  • Nancy Schrier of UCC Pulpit Supply

Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector of Christ Church of Cranbrook teaches the Introduction to Preaching class at ETS.

“Christ Church was honored to host the inaugural ETS Festival of Preaching,” said Dr. Danaher. “I enjoy teaching the Introduction to Preaching course at ETS and look forward to hearing from the students.”

Established in 1980, the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) is a fully accredited urban-based seminary. It is the only seminary of the Protestant tradition accredited by the Association of Theological Schools located within the city of Detroit. Uniquely equipped to prepare students to meet the challenges of ministry in urban centers, ETS provides the best theological education in southeastern Michigan while remaining rooted in Detroit. Offering onsite and online studies, ETS has several degree programs in ministry as well as a Certificate in Theological Studies and an Urban Ministry Diploma.

For more information, contact the Ecumenical Theological Seminary at 313-831-5200.

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