At Fairhaven Baptist Church and College, we have a great burden to see more preachers serving in our churches. While we know that not every young man will be called to preach, we believe that preaching in a competition is great preparation for whatever service you may do in your church for the future.
Start now asking God for a sermon to preach for competition. Work hard to prepare your sermon and your delivery. Then, enjoy God’s help as you compete and preach His Word!
- Entry shall be restricted to young men.
- Contestants may only use the authorized King James Version of the Bible.
- Each 9-12th grade contestant shall prepare a sermon limited to 8-11 minutes. 7th and 8th grade contestants must prepare a 4-6 minute sermon.
- The contestant must prepare an original topical sermon. A copy of the outline may be taken to the pulpit.
- Each contestant shall present three copies of his typewritten sermon outline (with his name on each one) to the judges at the time of delivery.
- Other contestants and spectators are encouraged to attend the preaching sessions.
- Contestants will be judged on content, pulpit manner, and delivery.