Deciding Where You Stand At Seminary

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There is a huge range of debatable issues in theology and in the practice of ministry that a person could take sides on.  An average church member generally isn’t required to have fully developed theological opinions.  They are often asked to agree with and support the theological and philosophical stance their church, but aren’t required to be an evangelists for …

When You’re Invited to Preach

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When I’m invited to preach at a church I’ve never been to, I want to gather information that will guide me in the ministry of pulpit supply. Here are the questions I ask: How did you get my name? (Probably through the seminary, but it’s good to ask.) What time does worship begin? When does it usually end? What style …

Supply Preaching during Seminary

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by Ed Eubanks I’ve had more than my share of preaching, teaching, and speaking opportunities since I began seminary studies. A lot of these have been repeat visits– during seminary, I preached 94 times in 23 different places. So I’ve been blessed to get some invitations to go back to places I’ve preached before. (I always appreciate the invitation back– …

Recycling Sermons at Seminary

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“I’m preaching tomorrow. Yeah, I’ve never been to this church before, so I’ll just recycle one of my sermons from class.” If you are, or have been, in seminary, you may have heard a classmate say this. Perhaps you have said it- or thought it- yourself. Now, there is nothing wrong with “recycling” a sermon. I don’t happen to be …