Evaluating PreachersNovember 10, 2010
J.W Hendriyx has recently spent time on a pastoral search commitee. Through that process he has drawn up this helpful set of criteria to evaluate preaching and preachers.
To summarise, he says that sermons should:
- be authoratative
- be logical
- involve indicatives and imperatives
- have exegetical accuracy
- possess doctrinal substance
- contain pointed application
- should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
There is also a thoughtful list concerning evaluating the potential pastor’s leadership.