Hone your homiletic craft with a professional coach! Most preaching feedback is received after a sermon is preached, which isn't particularly helpful. What would it be like to have feedback and coaching from an experienced preacher and coach as you develop your preaching presence and sermon crafting--before you ever preach the sermon? I have preached well over 1000 sermons, and am certified as a peer homiletic coach through Vanderbilt Divinity School. I offer one-on-one or group coaching regardless of location, online via ZOOM or in person. If you or a group of colleagues want to embark on a season of growth and development in preaching, I am ready to help. We are working on providing CEUs and developing classes--stay tuned!
As a homiletic coach, my work with you or your group will: 1. Take the guesswork out of improving your preaching. Hoping and praying that you move your congregation this week, and guessing whether you did or not is exhausting. We will identify areas you want to work on, develop a plan for feedback, and you will learn new ways to be the best preacher you can be. 2. Give you advice from someone you can trust. I am solely interested in improving your preaching, no matter your theology, social location, identity, or experience. I offer my own experience and lessons learned even through differences we might have. 3. Help you grow in confidence. God has called you to this work; you have a message that your church needs to hear. Developing the art is possible, and with a coach, you can be assured that you are not in this alone.
What to Expect from Sermon Coaching Sessions First: We will have an initial (complementary) conversation to discern our fit and identify potential work areas and long-term expectations, and we will discuss reasonable pricing and potential term of our work. Next: As we begin to work together, we will establish an agreement that includes the above plus our expectations for each session. You will have sent me links to a sermon/sermons, and we can begin some initial discussion of the ways it/they illustrate the areas you wish to develop. Then: As we continue, we will explore your sermon writing, your preaching presence, and your progress as we continue to walk through preparation and review preached sermons. Group Coaching: All of the above, with the additional bonus of participating in a peer coaching process for formation and preaching.
My Promises to You Honest feedback: It might not always be comfortable, but I promise to be true to our agreements in the kindest way possible. Authentic help: I’m not out to duplicate myself or transform you into someone you are not. I will listen for your unique strengths and help you utilize them to their fullest. Attentiveness: I will respond promptly to communication and will be fully present to you in our work together.