A handbook for preachers and teachers
By: Glenn C. Tompkins, Th.D.

MINISTRY <BR><i>A handbook for preachers and teachers</i> <br>By: Glenn C. Tompkins, Th.D.
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    ISBN: 978-1-59824-898-2
    Edition: Paperback, 187 Pages
    Publication Date: August 12, 2008
    Filled with numerous Biblical references and examples of blessings and prayers, “Ministry: A Handbook for Teachers and Preachers” takes an in-depth look at preaching and is a well-written manual for those in the ministry or those who aspire to become a leader.

    Mr. Tompkins writes about how to structure and present an effective sermon. In addition to knowing the Bible, the deliverer must also be able to extract the essential message and prepare a sermon that the listener can relate to. He equates delivering the sermon to that of giving a sales pitch - once the critical point is made, close the deal. If a minister tries to present all of his knowledge during a sermon, some of those followers may tune out. However, he warns to not try and make the Bible fit the message, but rather let the message come from the Bible.

    Whether you are a new preacher, or a ministerial student or an experienced pastor, you sometimes look for a sermon idea, outline, illustration, poem or a bit of Bible trivia to make it interesting. You may want help with marriage or grief counseling, or a new idea on how to do a baby dedication. You may want to teach others how to preach, or take a refresher course yourself. It is all in this book by Glenn C. Tompkins, Th.D.