Sustaining Preachers and Preaching
This is a textbook on preaching from an ecumenical perspective, covering the foundations and practice of preaching. In our rapidly changing world, Christian preaching is as important as ever, but makes even greater demands of the preacher than in the...
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This is a textbook on preaching from an ecumenical perspective, covering the foundations and practice of preaching. In our rapidly changing world, Christian preaching is as important as ever, but makes even greater demands of the preacher than in the past. It is being challenged by new forms of worship and communication at a time when it is becoming more difficult for preachers to address the complex issues of modern life in relation to Christianity. This book is designed to help preachers to sustain themselves and each other in their work and to realize their full potential by helping them to re-affirm the importance of preaching by rehearsing its biblical and theological basis and to understand the cycles, dynamics and rhythms of their vocation and to engage with them constructively. It offers clear guidelines on how to construct a sermon and use contemporary professional support services throughout their preaching ministry and to develop their own support networks. So the book emphasizes what preachers themselves, personally and through supportive networks, can do to sustain and develop their preaching ministries.
Neil Richardson was born in Turkey to tentmaker missionary parents. He wasraised in west London and came to repentance and faith at the age of thirteen. He read English at University College, London, (where he led theChristian Union) and took his Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Kings, London. After teaching for five years and then studying at CornhillTraining Course, he is now assistant pastor at Derby Road Baptist Church, Watford, England. His interests include open air evangelism, old people, kids, good books, music, clean comedy, games and running as far as he can.
George Lovell is a Methodist minister and consultant in the field of ministry and mission. He has published widely and was awarded a Lambeth Palace DD by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2006.
- Part One: Preachers And Preaching; Chapter 1: The Debate About Preaching: A Challenge For All The Churches; Chapter 2: Steps Towards Sustainable, Effective Preaching; Part Two: Working Dynamics And Relationships; Chapter 3: The Private And Public Vocational Life Cycle Of A Preacher; Chapter 4: The Preaching Circle; Chapter 5: Preachers And Congregations; Part Three: Making A Sermon; Chapter 6 The Use Of The Bible In Preaching; Chapter 7 Constructing A Sermon; Part Four: Sustaining Support Cultures, Services And Networks; Chapter 8: Sustaining Personal Support; Chapter 9: Sustaining Self-supporting Groups And Networks; Chapter 10: An On-going Nine-year Local Programme; Part Five: Sustaining Preachers In A Fast-changing World; Chapter 11: Towards An Ecumenical Renewal Of Preaching In New Contexts; Chapter 12: Conclusion,; The Mystery Of Preaching: Continuity, Change And A Sustaining Support Culture; Appendix: A Structured Way Of Thinking About The Retirement; Phase.