Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
W.H. Griffith Thomas recommended to young preachers the following counsel regarding preaching: “Think yourself empty; read yourself full; write yourself clear; pray yourself keen; then into the pulpit, and let yourself go!”
Of course, all of this was undergirded by the ministry of the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Scriptures.
What are the steps you follow as you prepare to preach?