Mark Kelly Tyler will lead
2014 Schooler Institute on Preaching
Registration is open now for Feb. 10 and 11 event.
Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler will lead the Schooler Institute on Preaching Feb. 10 and 11 on the MTSO campus. Tyler is senior pastor of the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and a fully affiliated faculty member at MTSO, where he teaches homiletics and African-American studies.
Thanks to the generosity of Schooler Family Foundation, the event is offered to the public without cost. MTSO is offering one CEU credit for a $25 administrative processing fee. Advance registration is required.
Tyler holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Dayton, a Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio, and a B.A. in religion from Clark Atlanta University. In 2008, he was appointed pastor of Mother Bethel, the first congregation founded by Bishop Richard Allen, the founder of the AME Church. Mother Bethel has been a spiritual, social and community force since the late 1700s.
Tyler, who began teaching at MTSO in 2007, recently was interviewed by host Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.
“It goes without saying that Mark Tyler is an excellent preacher,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell. “Our Schooler Institute participants will quickly realize what MTSO students already know: He also is an engaging and dedicated teacher of the craft. We look forward to the insights he’ll share.”
History of the Schooler Institute
The Schooler Institute on Preaching was established in 1989 and is presented at no cost to participants thanks to a generous grant from the Schooler Family Foundation. Seward Schooler was a founding and lifelong trustee of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and his son David served on the board for 12 years.
Recognizing the importance of effective preaching in the life of the church, and knowing that Methodist Theological School in Ohio was founded “To Preach the Word,” the Schooler family asked for the creation of a special enrichment program that would focus primarily on the role of pulpit ministry. The resulting institute has brought renowned preachers and worship leaders to campus to share their expertise and insights with an audience that includes clergy and seminary students.
Registration, cost and optional CEUs
There is no charge for Schooler Institute presentations or for lunches, but advance registration is required. Click here for fast and easy registration. Institute attendees will receive certificates of participation confirming their attendance.
One continuing education unit credit is available for a $25 administrative processing fee, payable at the event. Methodist Theological School in Ohio will process individual CEU certificates following receipt of payment and completed evaluation forms.
Schedule of events
MONDAY, FEB. 10
|9 a.m.||Registration and coffee|
|9:30 a.m.||Opening Chapel|
|1 p.m.||Lecture and discussion|
|3:30 p.m.||Adjourn for the evening|
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
|9:30 a.m.||Lecture and discussion|
|1 p.m.||Closing Chapel|
Methodist Theological School in Ohio is pleased to provide Monday and Tuesday lunches at no charge to registered participants. Participants are responsible for their own meals Monday evening. Here are Yelp reviews of restaurants near the MTSO campus.
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All Schooler Institute on Preaching and Alumni Days events are held on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware, Ohio. Here is a Google map. From Columbus, it’s easily reached by traveling 10 miles north of I-270 on U.S Route 23. Parking is free.