Every pastor wants the sermon to be an important tool for maturing those listening in the pews. Having a preaching plan is an essential part of this process. If a preacher's messages are scattered, unrelated to one another, or haphazardly prepared, it can be difficult for those in the congregation to make connections to aid their spiritual growth.
Preaching with a Plan encourages and equips pastors to develop a cohesive preaching plan to guide their choice of Scripture, topics, and concepts on which to expound on Sunday mornings. It answers four critical questions for pastors, including:
Who plans preaching?
Why should I plan my preaching?
What kinds of preaching plans are available?
How do I put together a preaching plan?
Moving quickly from theory to practice, Preaching with a Plan helps pastors develop an entire year's worth of sermons designed to educate, enrich, and nurture mature believers.
Scott M. Gibson (DPhil, Oxford) is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry, director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and one of the founders of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He is the author or coauthor of several books on preaching and lives in Massachusetts.