SBTS Press publishes A Guide to Expository Ministry

Communications Staff — October 30, 2012

SBTS Press, a division of Southern Seminary, released a new book, A Guide to Expository Ministry, Oct. 30, 2012. The book, a third volume in SBTS Press’ guide book series, debuted at the Expositors Summit conference hosted by the seminary’s Center for Christian Preaching.

Expository preaching is a call to deliver from the pulpit what has already been delivered in the Scriptures. A Guide to Expository Ministry, edited by Dan Dumas, calls for the recovery of this kind of preaching in local churches. The book also encourages faithful, qualified pastors to apply the demands of expository preaching to their lives and to their preparation. Lastly, the book provides practical help for all of God’s people to become more effective sermon listeners, Bible readers and church members.

In addition to Dumas, who is teaching pastor at Eastside Community Church in Louisville, Ky., and a senior vice president at Southern, the expository ministry guide includes essays from R. Albert Mohler Jr., Russell D. Moore, Donald S. Whitney, Robert L. Plummer and James M. Hamilton Jr.

The publication of this guide book coincides with the first annual Expositors Summit. The summit is an annual conference hosted by the Center for Christian Preaching that aims to restore the primacy of expository preaching in local churches. To that end, the theme of the 2012 conference was “Preaching in a Post-everything World,” and featured speakers Mohler, Alistair Begg and Ray Ortlund Jr.

A Guide to Expository Ministry is available from, and Southern’s Lifeway Campus Store. More information about the book and SBTS Press – including the first and second volumes in the guide book series – is available at Information about the Center for Christian Preaching is available at The center will send updates and highlight resources through Twitter: @tc4cp

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