So I wanna preach. I want to speak the word. I want to articulate the wonders of God in so much as I understand them. But I feel ill equipped to do it. And I don’t think my home church is going to be the place to start. One of the disadvantages of being in a big church. I did get an open ended invite to preach at a small Methodist church from one of the Pastors who served at my Emmaus weekend…when I think about calling him to take him up on it my fears kick in. I know God equips those he calls, (here it comes) BUT I do not yet feel equipped. I have just finished my first two of 30 courses for my M-Div. I didn’t even know what homeletics was until about 6 months ago. And yet it’s in my blood. It’s like a fire in my bones. I wanna preach. Let the implied “now” be added to the end of that statement and therein lies the problem/difficulty/challenge.
So where did you first preach? Had you started seminary yet? How’d you get the opportuinity? Were you asked or did you ask? How’d it go? What did you learn?