Schooler Institute on Preaching
Focused on the power of the pulpit
Annually, the MTSO campus is filled with Christian leaders who come to enrich their understanding and enhance their preaching skills at the Schooler Institute on Preaching. The institute was established in 1989 by a generous grant from the Schooler Family Foundation, in recognition of the importance of effective preaching in the life of the church.
The institute brings renowned speakers to campus to share their expertise and insights. In addition to lectures, the institute features workshops around the institute theme, dialogue with speakers and workshop leaders, and a worship service featuring a sermon delivered by the keynote speaker.
Past Schooler Institute speakers include Fred Craddock, James Forbes, Edwina Hunter, Leontine Kelly, Donald English, Walter Brueggemann, Peter Gomes, Tex Sample, William Sloane Coffin, Peter Storey, Joseph Roberts, Ruth Duck, Philip Wogaman, Zan Holmes, Cecil Williams, William Willimon, Marjorie Suchocki, Thomas Troeger, John Kinney, Sharon Ringe and Dale Andrews.
“Schooler” has also become synonymous with reunion and fellowship for alumni and friends of MTSO. The three days of the institute often coincide with the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards Dinner, honoring distinguished graduates of the school.
Continuing education unit (CEU) credit is offered for those who attend the institute.