Partners in Preaching

Sermon prep doesn’t have to be a solo enterprise.
Partners in Preaching

Other than being preachers, Jennifer Morrow and Timothy Ross don't seem to have a lot in common. They minister in different contexts, different denominations. They live hundreds of miles apart. They're not even the same gender. Yet they've formed a long-term, fruitful preaching partnership. In the following piece, they describe their unlikely partnership and challenge other preachers not to do sermon prep alone.

Tim: Six years ago I received an email from Jennifer, who had recently transitioned from serving as an associate minister to the role of pastor. She wrote: “I've spent my day laboring over a sermon for this coming Sunday. This is my ninth week in a row of preaching and I'm growing tired of my own voice … and feeling the lack of having heard anyone else's. Ever felt this way?”

I had to laugh. After almost 30 years of ministry, those feelings were frequent companions. As Jennifer and I talked about the challenges of preaching over the long ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe to Christianity Today magazine. Subscribers have full digital access to CT Pastors articles.

January/February
Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Homepage Subscription Panel
Read These Next
close