Now Available – Pulpit Supply Handbook – 99 cents for Kindle (Introductory Price)

PulpitSupplyHandbookBookCoverPulpit Supply Handbook: Twelve Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Supply Preaching – 99 cent Kindle book (introductory price); paperback coming next week (D.V.)

DESCRIPTION:  This book addresses some common theological and practical questions faced by supply preachers and pastors.  Chapters include a discussion of the call to preach, training options, how to study and prepare sermons, finding opportunities, pulpit plagiarism, questions to ask a church, reporting income, and staying close to God through the biblical spiritual disciplines.  Readers will also walk through the sermon preparation process with a sample text.  The book includes several detailed lists and charts to help the supply preacher think through and plan for preaching opportunities, as well as recommended resources for further study.

CONTENTS
Preface: What Is Pulpit Supply?
1 Am I Called to Preach?
2 How Can I Get Training to Preach?
3 How Can I Learn to Study the Bible?
4 How Can I Learn and Improve in Preaching the Bible?
5 How Can I Get Opportunities to Preach?
6 How Can “Theological Triage” Inform My Decisions on What to Preach and Where to Preach?
7 Is It Okay for Me to Preach Someone Else’s Sermons?
8 Should I Ever Recycle My Sermons?
9 What Questions Should I Ask a Church When I’m Invited to Preach for Them?
10 How Can I Anticipate the Unexpected?
11 How Should I Report My Pulpit Supply Income?
12 How Can I Stay Close to the God Who Called Me? Embracing the Biblical Spiritual Disciplines
Appendix: Sermon Preparation Walkthrough from Ezra 7:10
Recommended Resources

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN OR RELATED TO THE BOOK

Chapter 2: How Can I Get Training to Preach? 

Prayer, Meditation, and Trials : Luther’s Instructions for Studying Theology as a Biblical-Hermeneutical Method” by Dr. Rob Plummer

Chapter 3:  How Can I Learn to Study the Bible?

Free Bible study worksheets at knowableword.com/resources

Chapter 4: How Can I Learn and Improve as a Preacher?

Sermon Critique Form (Word .doc) (.pdf file) (adapted from one developed by Pastor D. Scott Meadows)

Chapter 9:  What Questions Should I Ask a Church?

Click for a free download:  (Word document format) (pdf format).

Click here for an explanation of the various elements on the form as well as related questions (or download the explanatory article along with the form in a single 8-page file: Word document or PDF format).

Chapter 11: How Should I Report My Pulpit Supply Income?

More detailed guide to minister’s taxes by Dr. Paul Bufford

Sample Sermon Log (Word Document) (PDF)

Blank Sermon Log (Word Document) (PDF)

Chapter 12: How Can I Stay Close to the God Who Called Me?

How to Pray Scripture

ADDITIONAL LINKS RELATED TO SUPPLY PREACHING

Click here to preview or purchase the Kindle version of the Pulpit Supply Handbook.

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