Preach The Word


Preach the Word v2

Training men and women to understand and develop

the gift of preaching within the church


Dates for 2018 to be confirmed

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The purpose of this training is to examine and reflect on the practice of public Christian preaching, to increase understanding of the nature of preaching and to begin to develop appropriate approaches and skills for this task.

By the end of this training you should be able to:

  • Distinguish the critical elements in effective communication
  • Explain the nature and purpose of preaching and it relevance in today’s world
  • Understand different preaching models
  • Plan, prepare and deliver a sermon effectively


Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in preaching or teaching. You may feel that God has given you a gift of preaching the Word which needs to be developed, or you just want to understand preaching better so that when you listen to sermons you are better equipped to appreciate the preacher and the text. This course is also suitable if you feel that you may not preach publicly, but are interested in leading Bible Studies in small groups.


Course outline

  • Biblical mandate to Preach the Word
  • Personal Preaching Preparation
  • The Word of God
  • The basis of our faith – good foundations
  • Exegesis
  • Hermeneutics
  • Preaching – some models
  • The focus and function in the sermon
  • How to prepare a sermon



Each time we meet together there will be opportunity to work together on a biblical text and opportunities to present your thought in a short preach. However, there will also be assignments set for you to work on in your own time. These assignments will not be obligatory, but we will encourage you to do them as we believe that they will be of benefit to you. The assignments will serve to focus you in the Word and help you deal with the word correctly, but will not be used to grade or mark you in any way.



The dates for the next sessions are as follows:

Still to be confirmed

All session will be held at the church office at 7.30pm


How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the next preaching training session please email:

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