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Sat, 28 Oct 2017
St Albans Presbyterian Church
339 Albert St, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Contact person:
Rev. Steve Jourdain,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(06) 357 9411

Preaching the Scriptures Workshop - Geoff New


Whether you are an emerging or experienced preacher, this workshop is designed to encourage and deepen your ministry of preaching.

Through a range of input, exercises and multi-media presentations you will be given the opportunity to hone your skills as you seek to hear the voice of God in your preparation and delivery of your sermons.

This workshop includes sessions on:

  • Hearing a Voice - why we preach and our place as preachers
  • Seeing the Voice - considering Jesus' example in addressing the church
  • Discerning the Voice - how to study Scripture for the sermon
  • Being a Voice - how to structure the sermon

An extensive workbook will be given to all participants.


Geoff is the Dean of Studies at Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. He lectures in preaching and pastoral care.  He was minister of Papakura East Presbyterian Church (1997-2015).

He is co-ordinator of Kiwimade Preaching (, conducts preaching training in south Asia and has authored two books on preaching.


Endorsements from previous participants

What impressed me especially was how biblically based the workshop was. Geoff treats Scriptures with curiosity and complete commitment to hearing what they say to us in our time and place. This inspires the task of preaching, upholds the role of preaching, and emphasises the huge responsibility of preaching. The workshop had an enjoyable atmosphere with a good mix of input from the front and discussion, making it relevant for a wide range of people.


The workshop was both challenging and encouraging. One challenge was when people leave from that service, in terms of what is preached, who will they be thinking about? The point being, let it be Jesus Christ. One encouraging aspect was to be reminded of the value of our work (sermons) and acknowledgement of the many hidden hours in the process. I also enjoyed the relaxed feel of the workshop where we were free to interact, ask questions and make comments.


Book for Sale

Live, Listen, Tell: the art of preaching (2017) by Geoff will be for sale.

$15 (cash or online banking)

Geoff New has given the homiletic world a gift, a new spiritual paradigm, under which preachers can tune in to God’s voice with freshness, creativity and transforming power.

(Jorge Atiencia - Langham Preaching, Colombia)

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