A model of pastoral development built around a weekly table focused on preaching and practicing peace.


A Cohort-Based Grant
for Preachers and Teachers

Preaching Peace cohorts gather weekly to share a meal and discuss the Gospel Lectionary text, asking a simple question:

“How can we preach this text for peace?”

With partnership from the Lilly Endowment, Street Psalms offers grants for local leaders to form their own Preaching Peace tables.  These grants provide up to $13,700 per year to cover the cost of a hosting a local table and an annual lecture series.

Program Requirements & Assessments



A Cohort-Based Grant for Preachers and Teachers

Preaching Peace cohorts gather weekly to share a meal and discuss the Gospel Lectionary text, asking a simple question:

“How can we preach this text for peace?”

With partnership from the Lilly Endowment, Street Psalms offers grants for local leaders to form their own Preaching Peace tables.  Grant funds provide up to $5,200 per year to cover the cost of a local pastor/facilitator.

Program Requirements & Assessments



Weekly Gathering

Preachers and teachers gather for a meal every week to discuss the lectionary text, and consider how the text can be given to the community and spread peace in their city.



Urban Lecture Series

The Preaching Peace Table will organize a Public Lecture to benefit the community with a workshop for pastors and faith leaders.



Annual Retreat

Preaching Peace cohorts organize a self-led annual retreat, focusing on areas of participants’ shared interest and need.

Costs for retreats are not covered by the Preaching Peace grant. Scholarships are available.



Resources Library

Each cohort will share 2-3 sermons per quarter (or more) with the network of tables around the world. This growing collection of sermons and other resources represent the collected wisdom and perspectives of international preachers and teachers who desire to preach these texts for peace.



Quarterly Thought-Leader Webinars

Street Psalms hosts training and discussion webinars called Thought Leader Series: Incarnational perspectives for preaching and practicing a Gospel of peace.

Topics Include
Seeking Peace: Pilgrimage through God’s Word, in God’s World, with God’s People
The Preaching Peace Story
A Hermeneutic of Peace
And Others…



Additional Opportunities (Optional)

Vision Trips
Engage with and learn from those who are Preaching Peace in different contexts around the world.

These events are free to attend; however, participants are responsible for the costs of travel, room, and board. Need-based scholarships are available.

Practicing Peace Grant
Up to $5,000 in matching grants are available for those Preaching Peace cohorts that want to pursue collective action in their community.



Program Requirements & Assessments