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Sustaining Preachers and Preaching: A Practical Guide
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Sustaining Preachers and Preaching: A Practical Guide

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T&T Clark 2011

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George Lovell and Dr. Neil G. Richardson have written a comprehensive guide to supporting preachers to better serve their congregations. This work covers everything from sustainable, effective preaching to building support service networks to the public life of a preacher. It blends theology with practical experience, resulting in a useful tool for preaching in the modern world.

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Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive guide to supporting preachers in ministry
  • Provides a useful tool for preaching in the modern world
  • Examines the public life of a preacher


  • The Debate About Preaching: a Challenge for all the Churches
  • Steps Towards Sustainable, Effective Preaching
  • The Private and Public Vocational Life Cycles of a Preacher
  • The Preaching Circle
  • Preachers and the Nature of Congregations
  • Pressures on Preachers Today
  • Using the Bible in Preaching
  • Constructing a Sermon
  • Sustaining Personal and Interpersonal Support
  • Facilitating Local Developmental Programmes and Interpersonal Support
  • An Ongoing Local Development Programme
  • For Such a Time as This: Continuity and Change in Preaching
  • The Renewal of Preaching

Praise for the Print Edition

This is a page turner—sweeping us along with its energy, uncovering one layer after another, introducing us to one facet of truth after another. Yet it also stands as a work of reference, a text book, a vade mecum. Two seasoned preachers have laid bare their art and we can all feel inspired, encouraged, goaded, [and] challenged by their work.

—Lord Griffiths, superintendent minister, Wesley’s Chapel, London

The book . . . will be useful for those who teach preachers and those responsible for providing refresher courses

Theology, vol. 115, no. 1

Whether you are looking for a more manageable creative process or aspire to start a school for preachers, there is plenty here to help a preacher think more carefully about it—and more clearly.

—Jana Childers, professor, San Francisco Theological Seminary

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About the Authors

George Lovell is a Methodist minister and consultant in the field of ministry and mission. He has published widely and was awarded a Lambeth Palace Doctor of Divinity degree by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2006.

Neil G. Richardson was tutor in New Testament studies and later principal of Wesley College in Bristol. He served as president of the British Methodist Conference in 2003–2004.