Equipping the Congregation of Grace Fellowship Assembly of God in Farmersville, Texas, to Practice Expository Listening
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This project was designed to train laypeople in expository listening through a combination of preaching, practice, and evaluation. Chapter 1 serves as an introductionto Grace Fellowship Assembly of God and the community in which the church is located. The demographics of the region and church are described, along with the history of the church. Chapter 2 discusses the biblical and theological mandate for expository preachingand the training of parishioners to hear, respond, and apply preaching in their lives. Biblical preaching is intended to change both the heart and the mind, thus learning to listen to sermons is vital for a church’s long-term health. Chapter 3 covers the theoretical/practical and historical issues when it comes toPentecostals and expository preaching. Historically, the Pentecostal Church has neglected expository preaching and thus hindered church members from becoming expository listeners. Chapter 4 discusses the details the and description of the project: the preparationperiod, implementation period, and follow up period. Chapter 5 covers the evaluation of the project, including an evaluation of theproject’s purpose, project’s goals, strengths of the project, and weaknesses of the project. In addition, there are sections covering what I would do differently, and theological reflections and personal reflections.