Preaching in the New Church
There is much confusion about preaching today. Some are advocating only one form of preaching; others seem to have abandoned preaching in the name of cultural relevance. Neither of these positions is helpful as you plant a new church. But the preaching of the Word is a mark of a true church whether that preaching is in a circle of ten in a house church or in front of thousands at a rented conference center.
Preaching in a new church offers unique challenges. In a gathering made up of believers and nonbelievers, preaching must both edify believers and encourage nonbelievers. We must grow in our preaching skills if we cannot do both. (read more)