Improving the Preaching Team Model at Brentwood Baptist Church and Its Regional Campuses
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This project was designed to improve a theological and methodological framework for the preaching team model at Brentwood Baptist Church and its regional campuses that would result in greater unity, alignment, and effectiveness in gospel proclamation as well as provide transferable principles for other multi-site churches or networks that would prefer a preaching team model to a video preaching model. Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context regarding Brentwood Baptist Church and the development of its multi-site structure and the preaching team model. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for preaching in a multi-site church structure where faithful men are equipped to contextualize the unchanging message of the gospel to their campus and congregation. Key passages examined are Acts 2:17-36, Ephesians 4:1-16, and 1 Timothy 3:1-16. Chapter 3 examines the multi-site movement and how it is an emerging strategy to fulfill the mission of the church that leverages team-based leadership, collaboration, and the ministerial development of pastors. Chapter 4 details the preaching team meeting assessment, a survey of other churches that utilize preaching teams, the development of “points of excellence” for the preaching team, and the sermon self-evaluation rubric introduced to improve preaching. Chapter 5 concludes with an evaluation of the project and suggestions for improvement.