Our Mission


The mission of the Columbia Preachers Studio for Renewal (PSR) is to cultivate practices, provide resources, and facilitate holy encounters to help preachers proclaim the gospel in postmodern contexts in more compelling, effective, and faithful ways.

The Columbia PSR endeavors to facilitate holy encounters between preachers, scripture, the world around us, and the God who sustains us. While these are not experiences that can be manufactured or guaranteed, we do know that when we provide spaces for homiletical rejuvenation, reflection, and renewal, the conditions are primed for a holy encounter. Accordingly, we’ve designed this program to foster participation and learning through three intersecting activities to encourage holy encounters with scripture, society, and self, including:


Responding to the expressed needs of working preachers to renew their preaching lives and practice, the PSR will facilitate novel approaches in three distinct areas: