Preachers and their churches occasionally have differing expectations regarding how many times the preacher will deliver a message each week. Some churches expect serious, sermon-type preaching three times each week: Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. Some preachers are pressed to develop a single expository sermon for Sunday morning alone.
Add to the expectation mix times for prayer meetings (do we actually pray at “prayer meetings” anymore? that’s a different subject), visitation, and other church functions, and soon the stamina of the pastor and tolerance of the congregation might be put to the test.
What Do You Think?
What is a minimum of preaching? Maximum? What other things are “must-haves” for the health of the congregation?