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Start Date

21-9-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

21-9-2021 11:45 AM

Keywords

pastoral leadership, preaching as leadership

Description

Lutherans have often thought of preaching primarily as speaking scriptural words of convicting Law and comforting Gospel to individual consciences. While this remains vitally important, a possibly neglected aspect of preaching deserves further attention: its communal nature in speaking words of Law and Gospel to the congregation corporately. How might preachers carry out the servant leadership of pastoral ministry specifically from the pulpit? After exploring corporate aspects of preaching as portrayed in the Scriptures, William Willimon's new book Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership will be engaged as well as the foundational text on leadership, Reframing Organizations, by Bolman and Deal. One of the frames considered in this leadership text is the symbolic frame which attends to the corporate and often aesthetic dimension of leading a group of people. Finally, some concrete examples of corporate preaching as pastoral leadership from practitioners in the field will be considered. This session will help preachers as well as hearers of sermons to explore the corporate and aesthetic dimensions of preaching as vital to congregational leadership.

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Matthew 5:14-16; Matthew 2:1-12;

Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

People in this Resource (separated by commas)

John Barclay, Gudina Tumsa, James K. A. Smith, C.F.W. Walther, William Willimon

Submission Cost

Free

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Sep 21st, 11:00 AM Sep 21st, 11:45 AM

Preaching as Symbolic Congregational Leadership

Lutherans have often thought of preaching primarily as speaking scriptural words of convicting Law and comforting Gospel to individual consciences. While this remains vitally important, a possibly neglected aspect of preaching deserves further attention: its communal nature in speaking words of Law and Gospel to the congregation corporately. How might preachers carry out the servant leadership of pastoral ministry specifically from the pulpit? After exploring corporate aspects of preaching as portrayed in the Scriptures, William Willimon's new book Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership will be engaged as well as the foundational text on leadership, Reframing Organizations, by Bolman and Deal. One of the frames considered in this leadership text is the symbolic frame which attends to the corporate and often aesthetic dimension of leading a group of people. Finally, some concrete examples of corporate preaching as pastoral leadership from practitioners in the field will be considered. This session will help preachers as well as hearers of sermons to explore the corporate and aesthetic dimensions of preaching as vital to congregational leadership.