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A New Life Ministry Training Course

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Preach the Word! 

A New Life Ministry Training Course

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” - 2 Timothy 4:1-2


January 23 – Welcome and Introduction

We’ll consider the charge Paul gives to preachers/teachers (II Tim. 4:1-5), the state of preaching today, its challenges in a postmodern world and specific ways we can either build up or damage others with our preaching.          


February 27 – Studying the Message

We’ll consider such keys to accurately interpreting a passage as context, key words, historical background, interpretive problems and a passage outline.  We’ll also get acquainted with the concept of finding the “Big Idea.”


April 23 – Preparing the Message

We’ll move from the message to the original hearers to the message for your particular audience.  We’ll consider the teaching environment, developing ales son purpose, introductions, outlines, illustrations and applications.


May 21 – Preaching the Message

We’ll finally focus upon the actual preaching, teaching and delivery of the message.  We will consider specific preaching principles and personalities plus have an Ethnic Pastor Panel share keys of speaking to different audiences.


June 11 – Preaching Practice & Feedback Session


Interested? Email Pastor Jeff Noble at

1st Meeting? Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 AM -- 12 Noon in Room 100