December 9, 2010 by
Categories: Pastors College
Please join us in praying this week for 19 senior pastors who are attending our second Preaching Practicum, hosted by the Pastors College. The Preaching Practicum started yesterday and ends tomorrow around noon.
We believe that as preaching goes, so goes a church. So one of our priorities is to train pastors to "preach the word" faithfully, passionately, and humbly (2 Timothy 4:2). The three-day Preaching Practicum is set up as a lab: ten pastors preach a sermon to the class. After each sermon, Jeff Purswell, C.J. Mahaney, and the rest of the class evaluate its strengths and weaknesses and give pointers for improvement.
Our prayer is that these 19 men experience what Ian McConnell did at our last Preaching Practicum in January: "I was surprised that although it was in an academic environment, it was so much more than that," he said. "It turned out to be an environment where God's Spirit met with us through the preached Word and ministered grace to our lives in some very dynamic and discernable ways."
Will you join us in praying for these pastors? Specifically, please pray:
- that these senior pastors will be encouraged and strengthened for the task of preaching
- that Jeff and C.J. will have wisdom to lead the practicum well
- that these three days will bear long-term fruit in the 19 churches represented
Photo: Zac Martin, senior pastor of Sovereign Grace City Church (Brooklyn, NY)