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Early Preachers Cohort


Cohort Overview

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During the first few years of preaching, the early preacher cultivates habits that will either elevate or undermine his longevity and potency as a preacher. This cohort is designed to re-examine the preachers heart, goals, and delivery since he has now experienced ministry outside of the homiletics class. Special attention will be given to sermon organization, the role of application, and the desperate need for, in the words of D. Martyn Lloyd Jones, ‘the Sacred Anointing’.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Each participant should better understand the link between the heart and the sermon.

  2. Each participant should better understand the relationship between good mechanics and effective sermons.

  3. Each participant should experience the benefits of two sermon evaluations (one based upon a video and one live preaching opportunity). Participants should join expecting sermon critique and desiring to respond humbly when it comes.
  4. Each participant should enjoy the camaraderie, encouragement, and new network connections that flows from cohort participation.

Cohort Leadership

Dave Harvey

Dave Harvey is the Executive Director of Sojourn Network, teaching pastor at Summit Church, founder of, and author of many books, including Rescuing Ambition, Am I Called?, When Sinners Say I Do, Letting Go, and Healthy Plurality = Durable Church.

Special Guests: Paul Tripp & Zack Eswine

Paul Tripp
Zack Eswine
Dave Harvey