Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry DMin
R. Clifford Jones
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.
Elders (Church officers)--Training of, Preaching
Belcher, Cedric N. Sr, "Training Elders in the Alexandria District of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to Preach Expository Sermons" (2010). Project Documents. 16.