Pulpit 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.
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- Paperback coming June 25, D.V. (Paperback will participate in Kindle Matchbook, so you can get the Kindle version free if you purchase the print version.)
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
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN OR RELATED TO THE BOOK
Chapter 2: How Can I Get Training to Preach?
Chapter 3: How Can I Learn to Study the Bible?
Chapter 4: How Can I Learn and Improve as a Preacher?
Chapter 9: What Questions Should I Ask a Church?
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?
Chapter 12: How Can I Stay Close to the God Who Called Me?