Training the trainers of tomorrow’s preachers

Adrian Lane, Lecturer in Ministry Skills and Church History, Ridley College.

This paper urges preachers to train others, multiplicatively. A training frameworkbased on the homiletical quadrilateral of Word, preacher, sermon and congregation isprovided. Requisite competencies are then identified for trainers, whether serving inseminary, jurisdictional, congregational or parachurch contexts. These competenciesinclude skills in self-understanding, gift recognition, character formation, theologicalreflection and the development of creativity, as well as technical skills for theproduction of the sermon. The paper argues for named intentionality in the trainingprocess so that students are likewise equipped to train others.

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