How to Train Lay Preachers in Your Congregation with Duncan Blackwell
Expositors CollectiveNovember 07, 202300:38:2935.65 MB

How to Train Lay Preachers in Your Congregation with Duncan Blackwell

In this conversation Mike speaks with Duncan Blackwell about fountain pens and the role of the church in raising up Bible teachers at a local level, rather than exclusively depending on parachurch organizations or seminaries.

   “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” (Ephesians 4:11–12, ESV)

Duncan Blackwell is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Elk City, Oklahoma. He has served in this role since June 2022, having previously served as a Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor in two prior churches. He and his wife Julie have four sons, ages 6, 5, 3, and 2 months old. On any given day the Blackwells can be found homeschooling, playing t-ball, hunting, or reading the Chronicles of Narnia. Duncan is passionate about leading God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission, through biblical exposition.

Resources mentioned: 

Preparing Expository Sermons

A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching

by: Ramesh Richard

Suggested Episodes: 

What am I supposed to do with my hands? - Nick Harvey

Raising up Young Preachers - Tony Carter: 

Preach the Word, Don't Work the Crowd - Chris Thomas

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