The Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching aims at providing the best possible preparation for our seminary students as well as continuing education in preaching to pastors and others in ministry. Furthermore, all programs are made available at a minimal charge to students in order to provide the greatest access to these exceptional services.
The centrality of preaching to the Christian faith is undeniable. According to the Gospels, "Jesus came preaching" (Mark 1:14-15). After His crucifixion and resurrection, He charged His disciples to continue His work of preaching, "As the Father has sent me, so send I you" (John 20:21; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8). Since the beginnings of Baptist life, preaching has been central to our understanding of the work and worship of the church. This demands that George W. Truett Theological Seminary be a place which is committed to preparing people to preach effectively. Furthermore, as a servant of the churches, the seminary must be committed to offering ongoing opportunities for those who preach to continue to develop their preaching skills.