Yesterday I spent the day with a group of friends and mentors who happen to be preachers. About 7 of us traveled to Double Springs, Alabama and met up with about 15 other preachers and Church leaders for a monthly meeting. These meetings vary in topic and focus. This year, Vance Hutton asked three preachers … Continue reading 150+ Years of Preaching
Expository Preaching Definition/Contrast: Hadden Robinson states, “Preaching is a living processes involving God, the preacher, and the congregation . . .” This validity of this statement intensifies when one considers the expository preaching. According to Sidney Greidanus expository preaching is “Bible-centered preaching . . . the exposition of a biblical passage.” Others emphasize that “. … Continue reading A Case for Expository Preaching
Now that I am back in town from a vacation tour of Lancaster County, PA and the surrounding areas including Hershey and Gettysburg, I will blog again. So as promised over a week ago, here is a model of ministry in a rural setting. Be sure to read the footnote. Scott A Model of Ministry … Continue reading A Model of Rural Ministry
Congregational expectations vary from place to place and congregations expect much from their preacher(s). Too often these expectations are not written down and this lack of concrete expectations can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. I suggest having as many on the table (written down) as possible. We also know that some expectations are ridiculous … Continue reading What does the Congregation Expect from the Minister?
People I meet often ask me a question similar to the following, “Why did you choose to be a minister?” or more commonly, “How did God call you to ministry?” I do not usually introduce myself as a preacher or minister, but allow people the opportunity to ask what I do. I am regularly amused … Continue reading Why I am a Minster
Here is my second offering on the subject of ministry. Again, comments and suggestions are welcome, encouraged even. We ask: What is Ministry? With last week's working definition of a minister in hand, the next logical step is to define the role a minister plays. This chapter solidifies our model of ministry that develops from … Continue reading What is Ministry?
I had said I would start with post on What is Ministry - but I decided to post on what a minster is first. I will save my thoughts on ministry for a week . . . What is a Minister? Disclaimer: The word "minister" does not always refer to the professional contracted by … Continue reading What is a Minister?
Over the next few weeks I will share with you selected chapters from a work in progress. Counting the time I spent as an intern in Calhoun, GA, and the 2 1/2 years I interned with the Church of Christ in Bay Minette, Alabama through today, May 13, 2010, I have spent most of my life … Continue reading Thoughts on Ministry
Last Thursday on iPreach, I mentioned the following poem about preaching. After a search on Google, I found the entire poem, but was unable to find the author's name. If any one knows or finds out, please leave a comment and I will give credit where credit is definitely do.When I Preach(Unknown)When I preach, there … Continue reading When I Preach
A Model of Ministry Last Thursday, Sept 17, Adam Faughn posted a blog I authored concerning the Church and the Pulpit. There was a lot more that I wanted to say; the following model of ministry is some of the extra material I think is valid for all ministers. This model is a practical example … Continue reading A Model of Ministry