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John Whittaker believes that every sermon should have a purpose and a point – because we aren’t just teaching the Bible, we are teaching the Bible to people.

In this session (recorded in 2022 at our Boise, Idaho training event) John speaks about the need to hone our homiletical skills so that we can connect with our congregations as complicated individuals, rather than a block of abstract “listeners.” Homiletics is the study of how to effectively communicate the message of the Christian faith through preaching and teaching. It involves understanding the biblical texts, the needs and concerns of the audience, and the use of language and other communication techniques to convey the message in a way that is meaningful and impactful

John is passionate about connecting people with the life-changing message of the Bible.

He lovesto bring theBible to life andconnect itto your life, so that ithelps you live the life God created you for.

John enjoys hislife too…

When he’s not preaching or teaching, you might find him at a local coffee shop meeting with and encouraging other local ministers. Or you could find him hanging out at home with his wife and partner in ministry, Louise, his closest friend for 30 years. Or perhaps you’ll find him throwing the ball for his dogs.

He loves Mexican food, a quiet day in the woods, his family,but most of allJohnloves to help people see how God’s word speaks to their life and his greatest thrill in life is to see people come alive to the joy of walking with God honestly, humbly, and transformationally.

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John is a preacher, teacher and pastor. He holds theology and ministry degrees from Boise Bible College, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, and adoctorate in preaching fromGordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – the onlyreason forall of that is to help bring God’s word into the lives of people more effectively. Johnhas been serving in ministry for 30 years. He has served as a Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Boise Bible College for 19 years. During that time, he also helped plant a church in Kuna, Idaho, where he led the adult education ministry and preached for 11 years. He has taught classes for Eternity Bible College and taught and preached in various places around the country and the world. Most recently, he served for nearly 4 years as one of the teaching and campus pastors at The Pursuit, in Boise.

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