The 2 Timothy 4 Trust aims to increase the number of churches with excellent preaching in Scotland.
The Trust was established in 2009 with the clear understanding that Biblical preaching is one of God’s primary methods for both calling His people (Romans 10:14) and also for sanctifying them (Ephesians 4:11-13). Our aim is to encourage preachers to
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
This may seem a bit of a bold aim, and indeed it is. We recognize that preaching is a spiritual activity so there’s a limit to the earthly action we can productively take – but this doesn’t meant there is nothing to be done, so we’ll make the best investment of the talents we’ve been given that we can.
The Trust currently has four main focuses:
- Training – Teaching on various aspects of preaching by seasoned experts delivered in colleges, public workshops and small groups. See events
- Sermon reviews - A detailed, constructive and confidential evaluation of a sermon highlighting strengths and weaknesses and recommending future steps for improvement. Read more.
- Mentoring – A sustained one-to-one relationship with an experienced preacher focused on sharpening your skills, working together through several cycles of sermon preparation and evaluation. Read more.
- Culture change – Advocating for a culture of lifelong improvement in preaching to become the norm, providing training and support to other organisations in order to see this established and delivered.