When you are done reading this post, would you please take a moment and share with me what you expect from a preacher? Thanks!
I came across this blog post this morning and really liked it. It’s entitled, What I Expect From A Guest Preacher by Blake Appleby. I think what Blake says applies not only to guest preachers but to all preachers in general. Here is a summary:
1. Be Present
I know what you’re thinking—‘Being present would get the job done!’
3. Be Confident
Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Speak…Remember, your job isn’t to FILL anyone, it’s to EMPTY yourself.
4. Show Honor
Honor flows in every direction. Honor Jesus, the Word, the Church, the Pastor and the students. Honor the time and the culture. Don’t treat anyone or anything as ordinary.
5. Be Real
Just be real with your audience. You’re not expected to be anyone but who you are in Christ. Speak from the overflow of what God is doing in your life. Be transparent.
Please pass this along to a friend or a preacher whom you would like to encourage. But wait!
What do you expect from a preacher? Feel free to post comments or send me your thoughts here. Thanks!