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Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God

Paperback |English |1783681802 | 9781783681808

Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God

Paperback |English |1783681802 | 9781783681808
Overview

More and more pulpits are occupied by motivational speakers rather than preachers.

Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the authors conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

ISBN: 1783681802
ISBN13: 9781783681808
Author: Conrad Mbewe
Publisher: Langham Partnership International
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2017-03-03
Language: English
PageCount: 208
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.44 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 9.92 ounces

More and more pulpits are occupied by motivational speakers rather than preachers.

Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the authors conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

Editorial Reviews


Precious few contemporary ministry resources offer any real help or encouragement for pastors who know that their primary calling is to "labour in preaching and teaching" (1 Tim 5:17). Frankly, preaching the Word has been out of season for decades (see 2 Tim 4:2-3). But Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God by Conrad Mbewe is a welcome sign that the tide may be turning. Here is a truly valuable book about the pastor's preaching ministry - from the pen of a man who is supremely qualified to write on the subject. Pastor Mbewe has faithfully served one congregation for nearly three decades, devoting himself "to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching" (1 Tim 4:13) with steadfast patience and sound, biblical doctrine. He is, in my judgment, one of the nest biblical preachers anywhere, known for his clarity, accuracy, thoroughness, courage, keen insight, and uncompromising faithfulness to the text of Scripture. is excellent book embodies all those qualities. It will fill a gaping void on the list of essential pastoral resources.


John MacArthur


Pastor, Grace Community Church President, The Master's College and The Master's Seminary Los Angeles, USA


Conrad Mbewe has provided us with a most useful book, written from within an African context for preachers everywhere. The problems prevalent in churches and preaching today are brought to light and shown for what they are. His concern is with how we "shepherd God's flock through God's Word," that is, how we preach in order to build the faith of those who have already been brought into the local church. He looks at why we preach, what we preach and how we preach, giving useful guidelines, encouragement and direction. The English is simple and straightforward, making this book an interesting and informative read which will benefit pastors of all ages and of all denominations in their study. If all pastors and churches were to follow the teaching in this book, then surely the life of the church would grow in numbers and in the faith!


Rev Benjamin A. Kwashi


PhD Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria


Drawing on his decades-long experience in pastoral ministry in Africa, Conrad Mbewe has offered us an immensely readable book on what it takes to be a faithful minister of the gospel. Though grounded in Africa, his insights are applicable in all six continents and will come in handy for all who are called to pastoral ministry. Pastoral Preaching is full of biblical insight to equip pastors for what must be one of the most crucial, and yet challenging, leadership callings in Africa today - the pastor in the local church. His adept treatment of the role of pastoral preaching is a good contribution to both church health and church growth. The church in Africa is growing very fast, and the growth o en outpaces the development of new leaders to manage the growth. The result is that growth is often attended by errors of diverse sorts. Mbewe's book provides timely help for those at the coalface of managing the rapid spread of African Christianity. With the centre of gravity of Christian presence in the world shifting away from the West, it is all the more vital for African church leadership to be thoroughly equipped for their task. The future of Christianity, its integrity and credibility will be shaped in important ways by how African Christians steward it for future generations. Pastoral Preaching is for those who wish to take their ministry calling seriously and acquit themselves well as faithful servants of the Lord. I heartily commend it to fellow labourers whose charge is to feed the Lord's flock.


Rev Moss Ntlha


Pastor and General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa



CONRAD MBEWE has pastored Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia for nearly three decades. He has a PhD in Missions from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and is Chancellor of African Christian University, Zambia. He is also a prolific itinerant preacher who has ministered globally with a passion for writing be it his books, blog or as a national weekly columnist.

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Overview

More and more pulpits are occupied by motivational speakers rather than preachers.

Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the authors conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

ISBN: 1783681802
ISBN13: 9781783681808
Author: Conrad Mbewe
Publisher: Langham Partnership International
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2017-03-03
Language: English
PageCount: 208
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.44 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 9.92 ounces

More and more pulpits are occupied by motivational speakers rather than preachers.

Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the authors conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

Editorial Reviews


Precious few contemporary ministry resources offer any real help or encouragement for pastors who know that their primary calling is to "labour in preaching and teaching" (1 Tim 5:17). Frankly, preaching the Word has been out of season for decades (see 2 Tim 4:2-3). But Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God by Conrad Mbewe is a welcome sign that the tide may be turning. Here is a truly valuable book about the pastor's preaching ministry - from the pen of a man who is supremely qualified to write on the subject. Pastor Mbewe has faithfully served one congregation for nearly three decades, devoting himself "to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching" (1 Tim 4:13) with steadfast patience and sound, biblical doctrine. He is, in my judgment, one of the nest biblical preachers anywhere, known for his clarity, accuracy, thoroughness, courage, keen insight, and uncompromising faithfulness to the text of Scripture. is excellent book embodies all those qualities. It will fill a gaping void on the list of essential pastoral resources.


John MacArthur


Pastor, Grace Community Church President, The Master's College and The Master's Seminary Los Angeles, USA


Conrad Mbewe has provided us with a most useful book, written from within an African context for preachers everywhere. The problems prevalent in churches and preaching today are brought to light and shown for what they are. His concern is with how we "shepherd God's flock through God's Word," that is, how we preach in order to build the faith of those who have already been brought into the local church. He looks at why we preach, what we preach and how we preach, giving useful guidelines, encouragement and direction. The English is simple and straightforward, making this book an interesting and informative read which will benefit pastors of all ages and of all denominations in their study. If all pastors and churches were to follow the teaching in this book, then surely the life of the church would grow in numbers and in the faith!


Rev Benjamin A. Kwashi


PhD Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria


Drawing on his decades-long experience in pastoral ministry in Africa, Conrad Mbewe has offered us an immensely readable book on what it takes to be a faithful minister of the gospel. Though grounded in Africa, his insights are applicable in all six continents and will come in handy for all who are called to pastoral ministry. Pastoral Preaching is full of biblical insight to equip pastors for what must be one of the most crucial, and yet challenging, leadership callings in Africa today - the pastor in the local church. His adept treatment of the role of pastoral preaching is a good contribution to both church health and church growth. The church in Africa is growing very fast, and the growth o en outpaces the development of new leaders to manage the growth. The result is that growth is often attended by errors of diverse sorts. Mbewe's book provides timely help for those at the coalface of managing the rapid spread of African Christianity. With the centre of gravity of Christian presence in the world shifting away from the West, it is all the more vital for African church leadership to be thoroughly equipped for their task. The future of Christianity, its integrity and credibility will be shaped in important ways by how African Christians steward it for future generations. Pastoral Preaching is for those who wish to take their ministry calling seriously and acquit themselves well as faithful servants of the Lord. I heartily commend it to fellow labourers whose charge is to feed the Lord's flock.


Rev Moss Ntlha


Pastor and General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa



CONRAD MBEWE has pastored Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia for nearly three decades. He has a PhD in Missions from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and is Chancellor of African Christian University, Zambia. He is also a prolific itinerant preacher who has ministered globally with a passion for writing be it his books, blog or as a national weekly columnist.

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  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.

Note: Some electronic material access codes are valid only for one user. For this reason, used books, including books listed in the Used – Like New condition, may not come with functional electronic material access codes.

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  • Packages are shipped from Monday to Friday.
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Estimated delivery times:

  • Standard Shipping: 5-8 business days
  • Expedited Shipping: 3-5 business days

Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
All orders are shipped with a tracking number. Once your order has left our warehouse, a confirmation e-mail with a tracking number will be sent to you. You will be able to track your package at all times. 

Damaged Parcel
If your package has been delivered in a PO Box, please note that we are not responsible for any damage that may result (consequences of extreme temperatures, theft, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding shipping or want to know about the status of an order, please contact us or email to support@stevensbooks.com.

You may return most items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Items returned to us as a result of our error will receive a full refund,some returns may be subject to a restocking fee of 7% of the total item price, please contact a customer care team member to see if your return is subject. Returns that arrived on time and were as described are subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned to us that were not the result of our error, including items returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address, will be refunded the original item price less our standard restocking fees.

If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

  • Item(s) no longer needed or wanted.
  • Item(s) returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address.
  • Item(s) returned to us that were not a result of our error.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.


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If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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