Since last Thursday, I have been teaching a Doctor of Ministry seminar at Harding School of Theology (Memphis). The course is entitled “Connecting Preaching with the Congregation.” I have been co-teaching this seminar with Chris Altrock, who preaches for the Highland Street Church of Christ in Memphis. In this class are some wonderful students, all of whom serve in ministry roles in various congregations.
I have enjoyed being at Harding. For many years, this school has offered excellent preparation for ministry. This week, I have also gained a great appreciation for the encouraging atmosphere. The faculty, staff, and students have been exceptionally helpful and accesible.
I have especially enjoyed teaching with and learning from, Chris Altrock. I encourage you to follow him on Twitter. Also be sure to visit his website. You may want to check out his book, Preaching to Pluralists or his book Prayers from the Pit.
Chris is a wonderful model for any preacher. He is a person of high character who takes his own spiritual formation very seriously. He is a good thinker and knows much about preaching and ministry. He is also humble and unassuming. Chris has a gracious manner that puts those around him at ease. It has been a pleasure to teach this seminar with him.