Lisa Fuller will lead the first session of the Shared Pulpit program on Monday, November 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Six BUUFers have already signed up to participate, and there is room for a maximum of two more. Participants are asked to buy the book “Shared Pulpit” and read the Introduction prior to attending. There will be tea, water and a light snack at this first session.
The Shared Pulpit is “is a complete workshop to help lay people gain experience writing and preaching a full-length sermon for their congregation. This easy-to-use guide for both facilitators and participants provides a step-by-step lesson plan for eight sessions. Workshop members learn about the theory and theology of preaching, then practice writing and speaking with authenticity, gradually building toward composing quality 20-minute sermons. Workshop leaders learn to foster a supportive environment in which participants offer one another helpful feedback. The Shared Pulpit includes a separate leader’s guide, readings for homework, sample sermons, and exercises to help first-time preachers polish their preaching craft.”