How can we emerge from our seclusion, and practise the art of preaching in community?
We can get creative about how to introduce relationship and reflection into our preaching practice. Establishing preaching groups is one way. These can be formed within a church, or across churches. In preaching groups, members share the responsibility for the development of other preachers in the group. In my previous church I up weekly with other preachers in our church for mutual reflection on preaching practice generally and on our own preaching in particular. Members of our preaching group preach a sermon to the rest of the group for comment. We’ve also found it valuable to listen to and analyze sermons by other well-respected pastors, as well as to read and discuss books on preaching.