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What's on this week

Sunday

9:45 10:15 am    
        Explorers Bible class
       -
ages 5-9, 10-13

10:00 am
        Prayer meeting

10:30 am
       
Morning Service

4:30 pm
        Afternoon
Service
        at Sonning Common
        Free Chruch Hall

Wednesday

7:45 – 9:00 pm
       
Bible study & prayer
       
- in a local home

Alternate Thursdays

2:00 – 3:00 pm
        Ladies bible study
        -
in a local home

Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 am
        Prayer Meeting
        - in a local home

5:45 – 7:00 pm
        2nd Saturday each month
        Adventurers

Preaching development

General

We believe that the Holy Spirit gives all Christians spiritual gifts, and that His purpose is that these gifts should be used for the benefit and building up of the church.

These gifts need to be recognized, encouraged to grow, and given opportunity to be expressed.  

Not everyone has the gift of preaching, but where it is present we believe that it needs to be developed. We seek to do this by providing training and giving opportunities in appropriate ways. This training takes different forms, and has included the following elements:

Recommended reading
 Discussions on the theory of preaching (homiletics)
 Discussions on the skills involved in interpreting the Bible (hermeneutics)
 Guidelines for sermon preparation
 How to choose and use commentaries
 Analysis of recordings of sermons by gifted preachers
 Opportunities to prepare sermon outlines
 Opportunities to preach
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