A Way with Words demonstrates the power of the weekly sermon to change the culture of a congregation. Using the analogy of language learning, Adam Trambley shows how a consistent ministry focus over an eighteen-month period can help a church address areas that inhibit growth even as the pastor preaches on a diversity of subjects or uses a lectionary.
The author explores how important focused preaching can be to moving church development forward and offers a long-term strategy particularly helpful for pastors looking to take full advantage of the opportunities their weekly sermons provide. Each chapter includes discussion questions and practical exercises that can be used as part of a preaching group or seminary class, or to aid the solo pastor in preparing dynamic sermons. Paperback 168 pp
ADAM T. TRAMBLEY has been a solo pastor in two traditional Episcopal churches for a total of 15 years. In both churches, he successfully used focused preaching to deal with particular congregational issues. He has also led strategic planning processes for his parishes and diocese.