A breeze passing overhead: the experience with the preacher and the experience of the gospel in the preaching of judicatory staff
Ronald B Brown
Preaching effectively requires an emotional connection with the congregation. It is difficult enough for a local church pastor to create emotional connections in preaching. Those connections become more difficult if the preacher does not know the congregation, but is a judicatory official or other outsider related to the congregation through ecclesiastical structure. Narrative sermonic design provides an effective method for making emotional connections. Through the work of Fred Craddock, Eugene Lowry, Frank Thomas and others this thesis explores how emotional connections can be created, even when the preacher is a stranger, by focusing on the sermonic design and conclusion.