We believe the local church is a perfect place for men to grow in their ability to preach and teach God's Word.
To do this, the pastoral team must be committed to equipping and training them. They need to share the pulpit with them. They must be students themselves and not build the congregation around one man's preaching gift.
The congregation also has part to play. They must receive the men, their teaching, and most importantly the Word proclaimed. They need to learn to benefit from men learning to preach. Not every sermon will be delivered as well as the last. Doesn't matter.
As Charles Spurgeon tells the story, upon entering a church where his grandfather was preaching...
"He saw me as I came in at the front door and made my way up the aisle, and at once he said, "Here comes my grandson! He may preach the gospel better than I can, but he cannot preach a better gospel; can you, Charles?"
- David Christensen
- Lucas Enge
- Christopher Erkelens
- Alex Reyes
- Dylan Sohie