Still Learning to Preach – Imitative Practice

Allan Demond, Senior Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church | Lecturer in Preaching, Whitley College

Ask accomplished preachers how they learned to preach and you are likely to hear aboutmentors and models not classrooms and textbooks. People learn how to preach from peoplewho preach…  This essay is about learning to preach by watching others, reflecting on practice, trying and failing forward, talking though actions, and fostering educationally fruitful relationships. It isabout using words and actions in the homiletic context in order to experience, and consequentlylearn to do, what is hardest (sometimes impossible) to say about preaching. This educational journey is called imitative practice.

See the full article (PDF): Still learning to preach


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s