The Itinerary Preaching of George Whitefield

Keywords: evangelism, George Whitefield, an itinerary preaching, a new media, a new birth


The itinerary preaching may seem like an outdated form of preaching the Gospel. For many, it is associated primarily with orators living in the nineteenth century. Nothing could be more wrong. The itinerary preaching is still a valid proposition. Just a new “area” must be found. A space where the orator meets listeners for his contemporary times. They would stop, even for a moment, to receive the message about Jesus – the Saviour. The article presents an interesting, and still valid, method of preaching developed by 18th-century preacher George Whitefield. Referring to his texts may to reveal the main features of his preaching workshop. He focuses on the specific structure of a sermon and a relevant content, as well as the dramatic style of preaching. The path he proposes is a current suggestion for today’s preachers of the Word of God.


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