A new online resource
by David Jackman
Equipped to Preach the Word is a training course designed to develop faithful and effective preachers of the Bible. Click here for more.
The Proclaimer blog is not going to be doing quite so much proclaiming as it has in the past. As you will know if you read the blog regularly or read the Christian news in the UK, I’m moving on next Spring to take up a role with the FIEC. Before that I have a three month sabbatical starting very soon and in this changeover period for The Proclamation Trust we’ve come to the decision to suspend the blog for a few months while we take stock. Do keep us in your feed in the meantime as the blog will be used for news items so you can hear about conferences, resources and other plans. But there won’t be a daily feed from me from after today. I’ve been posting to the blog for 7 years plus. I’ve lost count how many posts that is. And I noticed the other day when I searched for a particular post that I’d written it several times over those years. In other words, there are times when I’ve sounded like a cracked record. Sorry about that! But I’ve tried not to lose the aim behind the blog which was to provide a daily encouragement, challenge or thought to those who are called to the high calling of ministering God’s word to others. I know it can be a lonely furrow. I’ve been there. I know it can be discouraging and there are times when you wonder “Is it all worth it?” I only ever really wanted to do one thing with my posts which was to say to you “Keep going!” Someone once said to me that reading the Proclaimer Blog was like having a cup of coffee with us in the office. I think that is one of the greatest encouragements I ever received for that is precisely the tone and balance we were trying to achieve. I’m not precious about our blog: there are lots of ways we can get this kind of encouragement, of course. But encouragement we do need. And we need to be those who encourage others too. And whether it’s a note, an email or a text message, the state of preaching would be much healthier if those of us called to this task gave at least some of our time and energy to helping fellow servants. What could you do today?
Autumn Ministers 2016
Monday 7th November 2016 –
Thursday 10th November 2016
Joining the dots - preaching that connects
If we're honest, so much of our preaching can easily fall into the "worthy but dull" category. We've done much of the hard exegetical work, but fail to think through how to apply God's word to God's people in a way that is faithful to the text whilst engaging the emotions of those to whom we speak. We need help joining the dots.
Our autumn ministers conference at Hothorpe Hall is a smaller and less hectic preachers' conference than our spring gathering allowing plenty of time to relax and be refreshed, whilst at the same time engaging with this key issue. This year we'll be helped by three of our PT team: Christopher Ash, Adrian Reynolds and Vaughan Roberts, alongside an experienced set of small group leaders.
It's an ideal setting for PT first-timers or overseas contacts, as well as serving experienced preachers too.
The conference will begin at 5pm on Monday and conclude with lunch at 12.30pm on Thursday.
Sorry, this conference is not open for online booking. To see if there are spaces, please call the office (0207 407 0561) or email email@example.com.
PT Cornhill London Week 2016
Thursday 15th December 2016 –
Monday 19th December 2016
PT Cornhill London week is for UK-based undergraduate students. You will be placed with a ministry family in London, living and serving with them in the busy lead-up to Christmas. This is an opportunity to experience ministry first-hand. Each weekday morning is spent at our central London offices where there will be time to reflect on what you’re learning, to discuss the practical implications and to be taught by Cornhill staff and other London-based ministers.
Started in 1991, PT Cornhill exists primarily to train preachers, as well as equipping men and women to teach the Bible in other contexts, such as youth/children's work and women's ministry. Click here for more details
We're gradually adding material from our archive. EMA 1993 featured Dick Lucas, Phillip Jensen, Don Carson, David Petersen and John Lennox for a mix of inspiring teaching, challenging exhortation and encouraging reports of gospel work. (Click the title, left, for the talks)