“Word on the Street” is a biweekly podcast aimed at preaching excellence. Produced by the Alabama-West Florida Conference, the episodes will help clergy think about unusual ways to use the lectionary text and other relevant passages of the Bible. The first episode launched Oct. 21. Participants are ordained and provisional elders and deacons, licensed local pastors and a few guests. The podcast is hosted by the Conference Director of Communications Mary Catherine Phillips.
According to Bishop David Graves the podcast is designed "to teach, train, and coach to support excellent preaching so that people encounter Jesus and live out the Great Commission.”
"One of our greatest gifts as United Methodist clergy is to be in connection with one another,” said Rev. Ashley Davis, Alabama-West Florida Director of Connectional Ministries. “Preaching is a gift but can also be a daunting task week after week. Our hope is that we can present new ways to consider scripture that will challenge and enhance our weekly sermons.”