How Would You Encourage Someone to Preach?

Less and less people are wanting to preach. It has been a problem for years. There are so many reasons for that but that isn’t what I want to tackle in this post. I would like for those of you who preach to comment on this post giving some reasons or examples of how or why preaching ministry has been a blessing and a benefit to the kingdom through your ministry. I don’t think we hear enough of this so have at it in the comments section!

About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

3 Responses to How Would You Encourage Someone to Preach?

  1. Hope you get some good comments.

  2. James Wood says:

    To me, preaching is a mystical moment where God and his people come together. It can’t be recreated, so each sermon is a unique experience of a specific group with certain experiences at a precise time. I think most preachers would say that the act of preparing a sermon seems more a blessing to the preacher than it is to the church.

    One example comes to mind. As an interim preacher in Montana, I was privileged to empower a church to reach out to Christian brothers and sisters in the area and reconcile wounded relationships that had been festering for years.

  3. Joe Palmer says:


    Every job has it’s perks and benefits and down sides. I hear many people try to tell horror stories. I can tell everyone that I have always been treated well.

    To be a preacher you need to love people, love the Lord, and want to make a difference. I am not sure how my ministry has impacted people but I know that ministry has impacted me. I love being a minister because it is who I am, not what I do. I tell everyone I am not paid to preach, I am supported to preach. That is to me a huge difference. If you don’t love preach, then you are going to hate preaching. It is not a 40 hour a week job. It is a way of life.

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