This is an intensive workshop for church leaders to build on their skills for sharing sermons.
Those who attend the course will receive in-depth personal training, from exegesis right through to a finished engaging sermon.
There will be a particular focus on communication looking at how sermons are delivered in an engaging way. There will also be an opportunity to present your sermon to the group.
Each delegate should have prepared, in advance, a passage that they are intending to preach. At the end of the week, each will have preached that passage faithfully and in engaging fashion to the other delegates, with no notes.
In the first 24 hours of the Workshop, delegates will present the fruit of their work on the Bible passage. There will be detailed feedback and sharpening of exegesis from James Robson (Ministry Director of Keswick Ministries).
From the Tuesday lunchtime to the Friday lunchtime, delegates will work closely with Richard Garnett who will give instruction and training in all that is necessary to move from accurate exegesis to an engaging sermon, delivered with no notes. The workshop format will be dynamic, interactive, and demanding. It brings out and develops everyone’s gifting, rather than giving a formulaic grid.
“We settle into habits that we don’t realise we have. It is good to unpick those habits so that we can open up God’s word and ourselves more effectively.” – Matt Lillicrap, associate pastor of Eden Baptists Church in Cambridge
Who’s it for?
Regular preachers, ideally between 3 and 10 years into preaching ministry, with a willingness to learn and grow
Richard has been running these workshops for more than ten years at Oak Hill College and in other contexts, including at Keswick and at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
James has had extensive experience over nearly 20 years, training preachers and leaders, teaching students Old Testament and Hebrew at Oak Hill College and at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford.
Places are limited to 10. This course is by invitation or application. Therefore, if you would like to attend the workshop or know of anyone who would benefit from this course, please contact Keswick Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 017687 80075.