Auckland Ecumenical Lay Preachers Gathering

Preach 2 Inspire

Auckland Ecumenical Lay Preacher’s Gathering

Saturday 24th November 2018  –  9.30am – 12.30pm
St Johns College, 202 – 210 St Johns Road, Auckland

“Fresh Expressions of Church for Lay Preachers”
A changing Church for a changing world
with Bob Franklyn

Register please by 17th November 2018

Please bring a plate for a shared morning tea
Contact:  Linda Hall –  ph. (09) 521 5360

Click here for an A4 poster for your noticeboard

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Lay Preaching Basics – by Rosalie Sugrue

Rosalie writes: “I have been concerned for some time that with less ordained clergy along with many parishes less able to employ full-time ministers, a heavier load than ever is being put on lay people to lead worship, many having to do so without training or mentoring. To help with this situation I have written a book that rolled off the printing press last week. Lay Preaching Basics – a Practical Guide for Leading Worship covers the nuts and bolts basics of what a lay preacher needs to know concerning the Bible and preparing services along with sample services and prayer resources. It is a book that would be useful for every preaching place to have ready to hand as it addresses all manner of preaching emergencies as well as supplying Bible information useful to any study group. In my section on additional resources I promote Word & Worship and the NZLPA website.”

Chapter headings include:
1 — Help! The Preacher hasn’t arrived
2 — Introduction to the Gospels
3 — Essential Background Knowledge
4 — Making Reflections Memorable
5 — Making Services Meaningful
6 — How to organise a church service
7 — Lectionary and Liturgy
8 — How to prepare a reflection (sermon)
9 — Service sheets and PowerPoints
10 — The Preacher’s Satchel
11 — Children’s Time / Family Time
12 — Circle and Cafe style services
13 — Services for rest homes
14 — Devotions: Ideas to build on
15 — Complete Service Samples
16 — Sample ‘Family Time’ slots
17 — Sample Cafe Services
18 — Ideas for Devotions, Family Time and Less Formal Services
19 — Sample Prayers
20 — Theology Guides for the 21st Century
21 — Additional Worship Resources

The book is available in paperback format from the publisher, Philip Garside Publishing Ltd, and a Kindle edition is available at amazon.com.au.  It is also available directly from the author, using the form below, which can also be downloaded here.

Lay Preaching Basics

 

Auckland Ecumenical Lay Preachers Gathering

Date:  Saturday 7 July – 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  St John’s College, 202-210 St Johns Road
Auckland 1072

“Life And All Its Emotions”
Preaching from the Psalms, with Lynne J. Wall

“An insight into the NZLPA”
with Linda Hall

Linda will share the Objectives of the Association and some good news
stories of events held recently.

It will also be an opportunity for Lay Preachers to
ask questions,
express their views,
and identify how the Executive can be of most help to our members.

calendarCost:  $10.00 – pay on the day
Please bring a plate for a shared Morning Tea
Plenty of parking

Please email Linda to secure a place

Download an A4 poster for your noticeboard!

Preaching in a Cultural Context

Course offered by Laidlaw College
Tuesday evenings at its Manukau campus


564.615/715 Preaching in a Cultural Context

15 credits at NQF Level 6 or 7
Semester 2, 2018
Tuesday evenings: 6-9pm starting on July 17.

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Through this course, students will identify trends in culture and explore modes of communication likely to be effective in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine how narrative functions to create meaning, and learn how to engage, interpret,  apply, and incarnate the Biblical text in faithful, creative, and prophetic ways. Special attention will be given to the link between theology of the church and preaching. Using a  collaborative environment, we will seek to nurture the heart and head of the preacher as well as the art and craft of preaching.

The course facilitator is Reuben Munn, who is an experienced preacher, teacher and pastor at Shore Community Church.

Students may enrol in the course for credit in a Laidlaw programme, for credit for just the course through a Certificate of Proficiency, or in a limited number of non-formal (not for credit) places.

To apply for the course go to the link below,
or contact us on 0800 999 777 or admissions@laidlaw.ac.nz
to talk to someone in person.

https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/apply/

Dr Stephen Garner
Head of School
School of Theology
Laidlaw College

Phone +64 9 836 7800
Fax +64 9 836 7801
Email sgarner@laidlaw.ac.nz
Website http://www.laidlaw.ac.nz

Laidlaw College
Henderson Campus
80 Central Park Drive, Henderson
Private Bag 93104, Henderson
Auckland 0650, Aotearoa New Zealand

May 2018 Auckland Ecumenical Lay Preacher’s Gathering

And it’s all happening again this coming Saturday, 19 May – get the details here

On Saturday 12 May a keen group of people with their laptops learnt how to improve their PowerPoint skills. Andrew Gamman explained how a black background with white lettering was easiest for congregations to read and sing using PowerPoint presentations.

Andrew then took us briefly from the past to present day Church: noting the transformation that the digital age has made. He referred to himself and us as digital immigrants who do struggle with this computer age. He termed our children as digital natives who were born into a digital age have grown up with mobile devices.

We must move from communicating with just words to using images. Many people are now visual learners. Teaching styles often encompass discovery methods. New generations believe in many things but look for an authentic spiritual experience. Therefore explanations of facts are being side-lined by experiencing God through a journey of discovery. Methods of worship are changing where the congregation are no longer passive in the pews.

We then were immersed in PowerPoint. Andrew uses Calibri font with a minimum font size of 40. Proofreading several times is important to avoid, for example, “What A Fiend we have in Jesus.” The delights of the snipping tool were explained and other tips that were well worth the $10 fee for the morning! Some, like me, are coming back for another session, after having practised what we learnt last week.  –  Linda Hall.

PowerPoint

And it’s all happening again this coming Saturday, 19 May – get the details here

 

 

Introduction to Preaching – Christchurch

Theology House
Introduction to Preaching Course 2018

Offered at Theology House
Harewood, Christchurch 8051

preaching

Six Tuesday evenings for beginning or budding preachers
7:30pm to 9:15pm
29 May, 5, 12, 19, 26 June, 3 July

Maximum eight places – minimum five students to proceed

Course co-ordinator: Peter Carrell
Assisting tutors: Nick Mountfort and Stephanie Robson

Cost: $60
(Canterbury LPA Members – let Garth or Linda know if you plan to attend
If you want help with fees, contact the CLPA)

Required for acceptance: an endorsement from your
Vicar or Priest in Charge or Senior Minister

Enquiries/registration: Claire Bonner
by 5pm on Friday 4 May 2018