Project Documents

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

School

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Program

Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

R. Clifford Jones

Second Advisor

Kenley Hall

Third Advisor

Richard Sylvester

Abstract

Problem. Elders are assigned to preach on Sabbath in the absence of the pastor in the Alexandria District of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Though some have been preaching for many years, many have not had additional training in preaching.

Method. The training program was designed to inform and offer practical skills on how to preach expository sermons. To demonstrate mastery of the training content, elders preached two in-seminar sermons. The better of the two sermons was preached in the elder’s respective church.

Results. The elders showed significant improvement in their inseminar-preaching. Their respective churches acknowledged the improvement. Conclusions Elders can improve their preaching skills when properly trained. Properly trained elders can preach with confidence and guarantee that an empowered elder is preaching every Sabbath.

Subject Area

Elders (Church officers)--Training of, Preaching

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