Friday, May 30, 2014

Pulpit Supply Ministry

Recently I overheard a conversation between two pastors discussing the difficulty to find someone to fill the pulpit on weekends when they are away from their church. This particular pastor is attending a large convention that takes place once a year and was in need of someone to fill in on that Sunday. Although I did not know either of these pastors I went out of my way to introduce myself and offered to fill in as a guest preacher so that this pastor could enjoy his convention and not worry about the sermon being preached that Sunday.

He took down my contact information and then reached out to me about a week later. This pastor did something that I recommend all pastors do when looking for a guest preacher. He requested a recording of a recent sermon preached, inquired about my doctrine and theology, and then I sent him a link to my blog. This is helpful for the pastor, the church, and the guest.

Pulpit supply is something that I enjoy doing for a few reasons. First, it is part of my gifting and calling from God. Second, crafting a sermon is something that you get better at over time and with practice. Third, until I am in a role that requires me to preach weekly or even regularly this is a good way to strengthen my preaching ability and bless smaller churches in need of a guest preacher that they can trust on any given Sunday.

If your church is in need of a guest preacher please feel free to fill out the speaker request form on the blog or email me directly. Upon request I will send you a recording of a recent sermon, a link to my general doctrine and theology, and any other information needed.

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