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.
Date: Saturday 7 July – 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: St John’s College, 202-210 St Johns Road
“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
express their views,
and identify how the Executive can be of most help to our members.
Cost: $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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to talk to someone in person.
Dr Stephen Garner
Head of School
School of Theology
Phone +64 9 836 7800
Fax +64 9 836 7801
80 Central Park Drive, Henderson
Private Bag 93104, Henderson
Auckland 0650, Aotearoa New Zealand
Introduction to Preaching Course 2018
Offered at Theology House
Harewood, Christchurch 8051
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
(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
Carey Baptist College’s “School of Preaching” and “Kiwimade Preaching” are holding three one-day preaching workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin (24–26 May) with Rev Dr Paul Windsor.
Cost includes morning tea, afternoon tea, and lunch. Further details are available here.
And you can download and print an A5 flyer for the event here.
9.30 – 11.00 Unpacking the word: ten resting places
11.30 – 1.00 Unpacking the world: ten arresting pictures
1.45 – 3.00 Word and world: a case study
3.30 – 4.30 Model sermon and interaction
The first session will take a fresh look at ten key biblical passages to help us unpack the Scriptures.
The second session will assemble ten biblical images or pictures that can serve as a checklist for preachers when exegeting the world or the culture of their listeners.
In the afternoon we will move from theory to practise.
In the final session Paul will preach a sermon, and there will be opportunity for lots of interaction.