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Equipping Young Men To Preach


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Yesterday was a long and tiring day. But a very rewarding one. Today promises more of the same. I’m in Irving, Texas, at the Westside Church speaking at their annual Young Preachers’ Workshop.

For the past 11 years the Westside preacher, Mark Roberts, and Warren Berkley who preaches for the Laurel Heights Church in McAllen, Texas, have offered this annual two day workshop for young preachers. While the topics change each year, their stated mission is the same: “Training preachers to preach the Word effectively and powerfully.”

YPW is not designed for doctrinal discussion, theological debates, or textual Bible study. Rather, it is an equipping and training opportunity to help young men learn the “nuts and bolts” surrounding the work of preaching. It is not theoretical, but practical. Continue reading

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