The National College “Preaching in Action” Conference is a collaborative response to our desire as Dominican to introduce college students to the foundations and characteristics of Dominican Preaching. We commit ourselves to actively engage students in prayer, preaching the Word, service, community, and modeling creative ways to make preaching a living dynamic in their daily lives.
What happens at the Preaching in Action Conference?
You will have an opportunity to speak out in group discussions with new friends as well as learn about the Dominican charism of preaching and how that charism can be incorporated into your life.
By hearing the Word of God.
You will learn how the Word of God is so vital to the life of all Dominicans and come to know ways you can make that Word come alive in our daily lives and the lives of others.
Through your interests.
An array of speakers representing various congregations and provinces in the Order will facilitate an experience of yourself as preacher using the mediums of art, dance, drama, and music.
Move forward boldly.
Awareness of the signs of the times will encourage you to fulfill your own Christian mission of preaching the Good News. You’ll be challenged to preach the “Good News” to others.
In prayer and the liturgy.
Using musical talents, gifted voices and individual creativity, you will participate in the preparation of prayer services and liturgies that are a vital part of the conference. This powerful experience can be brought back to your own parishes, campus ministries or any other spiritual gathering.
18th Annual Preaching in Action Conference
The 18th Annual Preaching in Action Conference will be held from May 19 – May 24, 2020, at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students from Dominican colleges/universities or college campuses with a Dominican presence, throughout the United States, are invited to participate in the conference. Click the button below to learn more.
Preaching in Action Plans
At the end of the conference, students are challenged with the creation of an action plan for the upcoming school year. This plan is the vehicle for sharing what they have learned at the conference to their college campuses. With the Dominican Charism firmly planted in mind, body, and spirit – the “Holy Preaching” continues!
Below is just a small sampling of schools who have participated in the National College Preaching in Action Conference in our over 15+ year history. While many of the schools who have participated are Dominican affiliated, we welcome and encourage students from schools across the US to learn more an participate!