Dear Fellow Pastor, May I conduct research at your church?

I am looking for churches to participate in my research. This involves the help of your leadership team in the following two ways:

 

1. Allow me to preach a single sermon from Ezra-Nehemiah at your church some time between Apr 16 and Jul 30, 2023.

 

2. Send an email to your congregation, inviting people to join a focus group interview that I will conduct.

The essence of my research:

The connection between E-N and today

Powlison quotation.

The sermon I would preach at your church

I have prepared five sermons from Ezra-Nehemiah. They all have something to do with God's people experiencing opposition.
 

  • Ezra 4-6: 

  • The Theme of Shame in Nehemiah 1-6:

  • Nehemiah 4:

  • Nehemiah 6:

  • Nehemiah 8-9:

I will be glad to preach whichever of these sermons you prefer.

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The Focus Group Interview

  • Will be conducted on Zoom, during the week following my being at your church as guest preacher.

  • The topic of discussion will be the application points of the sermon I preached at your church.

  • My goal is to have approximately ten people attend the focus group interview.

Available Dates

  • These groups normally consist of 2 - 4 men or women. They meet once a week or once every other week. The format typically consists of a sharing time and prayer for each other.

  • Text or call Stefan (315-480-0407) or Nathaniel (315-690-0405) for more information or if you would like to join a group.

  • Right now there are 5 or 6 of these groups that meet regularly. We can get you plugged into one of these, but we may also be starting up a new group.

Details of my research project

  • Meets 7pm in the Fellowship Hall on the last Wednesday of each month. Feel free to simply show up!

  • The first 45 minutes consists of discussion of various congregational matters raised by the eldership, the diaconate, or members of the congregation; the second 45 minutes consists of updating the monthly congregational prayer list, and praying together.

  • Dates of upcoming meetings: July 27; Aug 31, 2022.

FAQs

  • Meets 7pm in the Fellowship Hall on the last Wednesday of each month. Feel free to simply show up!

  • The first 45 minutes consists of discussion of various congregational matters raised by the eldership, the diaconate, or members of the congregation; the second 45 minutes consists of updating the monthly congregational prayer list, and praying together.

  • Dates of upcoming meetings: July 27; Aug 31, 2022.

More about me:

  • My TF bio

  • My CV

  • My contact info


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This page was last updated on Jul 20, 2022

STEFAN MATZAL'S RESEARCH PROJECT