Ichthus Newsletter Summer 2017 - Page 3

Bible month LWPT is partnering with the Methodist Church to put on training days for preachers involved in Bible Month. Bible Month is an annual opportunity for churches to work through one book of the Bible in a focussed and sequential manner through Sunday preaching, small groups and in individual study. In 2017 there were four training days, in London, Sheffield, Plymouth and Durham. Each day consisted of an overview of James, the 2017 Bible Month book, from a biblical scholar, and specific help with how to preach it. Just under 200 people attended the training nationally. For more information about Bible Month and to keep up to date with plans for 2018 as they develop, please visit www.methodistchurch.org.uk/BibleMonth Preaching symposium LWPT is partnering with the College of Preachers to launch a new network of researchers and educators in homiletics sharing vision, ideas and best practice, building stronger relationships across the sector and exploring common themes. The inaugural event was a symposium held in London on November 18th 2016. Three participants, Margaret Cooling, Simon Vibert and Liz Shercliff, presented overviews of their current research areas and six others made short contributions under the title ‘Top Tips for Homiletics Tutors.’ The day was hosted by Kate Bruce (Cranmer Hall) and Paul Burden (Sarum College), and was well received by all who attended. If you are a researcher or educator in homiletics and would like to be a part of this developing network, please email Jo Swinney on jo.swinney@lwpt.org.uk LWPT 3