Thinking about preaching? Send James a message using the contact form at the bottom of this page, or check out the FAQ section below.
Am I called to Preach?
Maybe; maybe not. We’re all called to further God’s kingdom – it’s our purpose in life.
Preaching God’s word is just one of the ways in which his Church can further his kingdom, but it’s not the only way. God may want you to preach, or he may want you to do something else. What’s important is that you take time to discern God’s plan for you.
If you’re trying to discern your vocation, why not send James a message (using the contact form at the bottom of this page)? He’d be glad to help you in discerning your vocation.
What if it turns out that I’m not called to preach?
It doesn’t matter – we’d be happy to help anyway.
How old do I have to be?
We aim to help people between the ages of 15-21.
I don’t have any experience.
Great. We love it when people begin their ministries with us.
When you join YoungPreachers, we’ll make sure you gain all the experience you need before you begin preaching. Before your sermons are published on the podcast, we’ll work with you to build up the necessary preaching skills ready to deliver thoughtful and biblical sermons.
How will you support me?
As part of the team, you’ll have the support of all your fellow preachers behind you. We meet regularly as a team to build up fellowship and to share our experience with each other.
Plus, you’ll receive regular feedback from our preaching mentors (preachers with more experience) on your sermons. They’ll help you to identify areas to grow in your preaching.
What will I need to do as a member of the team?
It mostly depends on what you want to do.
Regarding your sermons, you’ll have a choice of preaching on the lectionary each Sunday, or choosing your own readings throughout the week. It’s your decision. You’ll also decide how often you preach, though we do suggest a minimum of once every two weeks.
Just like for any other preacher though, you’ll need to make sure that you’re always growing in your spiritual life and in your understanding of God. That means you’ll need to pray regularly and read your Bible!
I have more questions.
We’ll gladly answer any questions you have. Just send us a message using the form below.