Preaching Cohort

Handing down the Word to faithful men

Our Aim

To raise up faithful preachers for the church and her mission.

 

Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

1 Timothy 4:15

Our Approach

We believe that it is through the Word of God that God gets his work done in the world. Preaching is a central way he gets his Word into the church. For that reason, Paul instructs us, “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2Tim. 2:2). The preaching cohort is a small band of brothers who desire to minister the Word in vocational pastoral ministry.

Biblical Exposition

We believe the health of the church hangs on the faithfulness of the preached Word.

Practice and Progress

We don’t aim for perfect preaching, but progress in preaching.

Collegiality

We believe the Lord uses our Word-centered friendships to spur us on to more faithful Bible handling.

Opportunities

Cohort Meetings

Men meet monthly for ninety minutes to sharpen their tools for biblical interpretation and exposition. Each month two men present their interpretive work on a biblical passage for group discussion. In addition, one of the men preaches a short sermon, each man preaching once per year. In 2018–19 we are working through 1 Peter.

Simeon Trust Preaching Workshop

Each year the men travel to Charleston to attend a three-day preaching workshop through the Charles Simeon Trust. These workshops include instructional sessions for principles of exposition, model expositions, and eight hours of small group presentation and discussion through a book of the Bible. Each workshop focuses on different biblical genre and book.

Teaching and Preaching

While not a formal part of the preaching cohort, men are deployed for more faithful ministry of the Word throughout the church. This may include children’s ministry, youth ministry, elective teaching, and in some cases preaching on Sunday.

Desire to preach?

Get in touch with Pastor Trent.