Getting Helpful Listener Feedback

February 2, 2022 : 10:00 -11:30 am by Zoom

Even in the pre-pandemic world, the parade of “Nice sermon” as people exit the sanctuary has not been very helpful to strengthen preachers’ sermons.  It’s even more complicated to get appropriate feedback when worshipers and preachers are connected only by a screen.  This workshop will explore the role of the preacher and of the listener in creating faithful and effective sermons, will give concrete examples for getting written feedback, and will explore ways to connect and hear from listeners in virtual and non-virtual settings.

Facilitator:  Chip Hardwick, Interim Executive, Synod of the Covenant

Chip earned his Ph.D. in homiletics (preaching) at Princeton Theological Seminary, helping to teach courses in Introduction to Preaching and Worship in the Reformed Tradition. He has served as the regular preacher at churches in Bloomington, IL, and Lake Forest, IL.  He is the former Director of Theology, Formation, and Evangelism for the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has served the Synod since April 2020. His book Crossbound was published for Lent 2015 and his article for the Presbyterian Outlook “My Mom and Me:  Theological Comfort and the Suicide Crisis” won first place in its category in the 2018 Associated Church Press Awards.

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This workshop is part of a monthly workshop series on preaching, the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. For an overview of the series, click here.