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Sermon contest open to Baptist ministerscomment (0)

January 3, 2002

Baptist preachers may enter a new worldwide Baptist Heritage Preaching Contest designed to encourage preachers to include Baptist heritage and principles in their preaching ministries.

Any Baptist man or woman, currently preaching in some capacity, may participate in the contest sponsored by the Baptist History and Heritage Society and Belmont University in Nashville.

Authors will receive cash awards for the top three sermons, and the first-place winner will receive a trip to the United States to present the sermon. Winners will be announced April 1. Awards will be presented at the annual meeting of the Baptist History and Heritage Society June 20-22.

Sermons will be judged on the basis of biblical accuracy, attention to traditional historical/heritage issues, originality, timeliness of topic, quality of construction and ability to motivate/inform about heritage issues.

Submissions should be mailed to the Baptist History and Heritage Society, P.O. Box 728, Brentwood, TN  37024-0728.

The following requirements apply:

Each sermon submitted must be 2,500 words or fewer.

Each sermon must focus on some aspect(s) of Baptist heritage and principles.

All quotations must be documented.

All sermons must be received by Feb. 1, 2002, both as a double-spaced printed copy and on a computer diskette.

Each sermon must be submitted in English.

Each sermon must be the original work of the person submitting it, and it must be unpublished.

All sermons will become the property of Belmont University and the Baptist History and Heritage Society.


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