Editorial - Training Young Preachers

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Young Preacher - Kindle edition by Chris Hill

Well, young preacher, there it is. Follow the text. Preach the text. Be bold but be wise. Trust the Spirit to do his work. Pray. Don’t fret too much but don’t be lazy. Preach Christ.

There have been more church splits because someone wanted to act like his preacher "hero" and not be himself. Also, there are some things that an older preacher can say and do that a young preacher just cannot get away with.

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  1. Thank you from a young preacher.

    Comment by Bill — April 12, 2012 @ 6:16 am

  2. Thank you for this post. May we all stay the course.

    Comment by Jeremy Stalnecker — April 12, 2012 @ 6:38 am

  3. Thanks Pastor appreciated the reminders. We, young guys, need to be reminded that the Gospel does not always need to be repackaged, but rather repeated. Furthermore those who have labored before us are not antiquated, but rather authorities to learn from.

    Comment by Derrick Williams — April 12, 2012 @ 7:06 am

  4. Thank you from another young preacher!

    Comment by Sebastian Barrett — April 12, 2012 @ 7:34 am

  5. Thank you Pastor Chappell!

    Comment by Raymond Grignon — April 12, 2012 @ 9:40 am

  6. Great thoughts! Extremely applicable to us young pastors. Breaks my heart when I see the concerns you mentioned happen, and joyful when I see the great things happen.

    Comment by Jason Saling — April 12, 2012 @ 11:16 am

  7. Thank you Pastor Chappell! You are a blessing to me and I am thankful for your powerful influence in our time!

    May the Lord continue to use you to influence us younger preachers!

    Comment by Pastor Shawn Suri — April 17, 2012 @ 10:19 am

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Long sermons have been a problem in the Reformed tradition since the beginning. Historically, for the most part, Reformed congregations have been models of patience. That is no excuse, however, to try their patience. There are some realities that you simply cannot change or challenge. Before the age of modern communication, before the age of constant stimulation and entertainment, people were accustomed to listening to long discourses. In most cases that age has passed. In most cases, in North America, 30 minutes is probably the limit for a sermon. It’s probably true that congregations can learn to endure and perhaps even appreciate longer sermons but that’s ta subject for another post. Most of the time, young preacher, you have thirty minutes to get in, get it, and get out.