Advent Workshop updated


This event will take place via Zoom over the course of two days:

Tuesday, October 6, 1-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Tuesday, October 13, 1-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


This is an online event. 



Chris Wooton 
Louisville Seminary 

This two-session workshop offers a practical orientation to the upcoming Advent season. The workshop is designed for clergy and worship leaders as they plan their sermons and worship services. We will explore the lectionary passages (Old Testament and New Testament). Cost: $60.

This event will take place via Zoom over the course of two days:

Tuesday, October 6, from 1-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Tuesday, October 13, from 1-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Workshop Facilitator:
Dr. Tyler Mayfield

Tyler Mayfield is the Arnold Black Rhodes Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Faculty Director of the Grawemeyer Award in Religion at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Claremont School of Theology in southern California, and the University of California, Riverside.

At Louisville Seminary, he teaches courses in Hebrew Bible with a particular focus on Christian ethical readings. Tyler believes the big questions of faith and life, including contemporary ones, can be explored through the reading and interpretation of sacred texts. He also leads a travel seminar to Israel and Palestine to explore the ancient biblical sites as well as contemporary Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. In addition, Tyler directs the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, a $100,000 annual prize given jointly by Louisville Seminary and the University of Louisville for creative ideas that best illuminate the relationship between human beings and the divine.

He is the author of Literary Structure and Setting in Ezekiel (2010) , which argues for a new reading of the biblical book of Ezekiel; A Guide to Bible Basics (2018), which presents the contents of the Christian Bible to strengthen biblical literacy; and Unto Us A Child Is Born: Isaiah, Advent, and Our Jewish Neighbors (2020). He is currently writing a book to help Christians read the book of Genesis in a religiously pluralistic world. He has written several book chapters and journal articles and enjoys writing regularly for the website,

Tyler is a member of St. Andrews United Church of Christ in Louisville, but worships weekly at Highland Baptist Church, where his wife is on pastoral staff. He also enjoys preaching and lecturing regularly at churches. He has participated and/or held leadership in Baptist, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Episcopal, and United Church of Christ churches in Alabama, Connecticut, California, New York, and Kentucky.