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Registration

Please sign up using this Google form: 2020 Edwin J. Omark Preaching Competition Registration. All registrations are due on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Sermon Preparation

Once you register, you will be emailed videos that will help you in biblical hermeneutics, apologetics in preaching, and speaking in culturally sensitive ways. While this is optional, we encourage you to use these faculty-given resources to help equip you in your sermon prep.

Submit Your Sermon

Record and submit a link to your sermon by Monday, January 13, 2020. Read instructions on submitting your sermon outline and video. Sermons should address the theme of “The Work of the Holy Spirit in the World” and should not exceed 20 minutes.

Round One

Students will submit video sermons and corresponding outlines based on this year's theme. Sermons are judge by a panel of Seminary preaching faculty and experienced preaching pastors to select the top 3 finalists. Finalists will be notified by mid-March.

Round Two

The top three finalists will record another sermon video, with an updated sermon based on judges' comments from round one. You must preach in front of a live audience of at least 8-10 people (or more). It could be friends and family in your living room, or preaching in your ministry context, so long as judges know that there is an actual audience in front of you. We are looking for high quality audio over video (i.e. You could record yourself on your phone). The top three finalists will receive instructions on how to submit their final sermons.

If you need assistance in technology or have questions, email jenny-vang@bethel.edu or call 651.638.6659.