Ministers Preaching Workshop

21st – 24th August 2023

Training for ministers and elders who preach regularly

God is building his church, not just in numbers, but in maturity. This happens primarily through regular, prayerful, systematic, and expositional preaching of his Word by teachers who are faithful to its text, clear in their presentation and relevant in their application.

At Presbyterian Inland Mission, we seek to continually bring God’s Word to believers and unbelievers. With the help of this workshop, we hope to see ministers growing in their skills and experience to help us achieve this vision.

Participants of the Ministers Preaching Workshop are trained and encouraged to employ preaching which is both faithful to the text and engaging with the listener. Over 3 days participants will be led through the foundations of expository preaching, with a focus on preparation, interpretation and application of scripture that can connect with listeners.

PIM is partnering with the Expository Preaching Trust to offer this workshop, presented by David Cook and Jim Mobbs.

The Expository Preaching Trust

The Expository Preaching Trust was formed in 2011 in order to encourage expository preaching in churches.

Expository preaching is preaching which focuses on the explanation and application of a section of Scripture and is built on the theological conviction that the Bible is the Word of God. We encourage preaching which is both faithful to the text and engaging with the listener.

The staff of the Trust consists of David Cook, formerly Principal of SMBC, Janet Riley, formerly Dean of Women at SMBC, Stuart Coulton formerly Principal of SMBC and Jim Mobbs, graduate of SMBC and Minister at Como Presbyterian.

The Trust offers preaching clubs in city and country NSW, preaching workshops run intensively over 3 days, and weekly individual preaching mentoring.

The Trust resources can be accessed via:


To participate in the full workshop the cost is $250 per person

Cost includes:

  • Camping at New Dunesk (BYO tent, swag, caravan or camper trailer)*
  • Access to all facilities, including toilets, camp kitchen and piggery conference centre
  • All meals

*Hotel accomodation is also available in Ardlethan at participant’s cost. Contact us for more information on accommodation options.

The workshop is based at our property:
New Dunesk
6550 Newell Highway, Ardlethan NSW


To find out more about the Ministers Preaching Workshop, and to book your place: 

Call: 0438 868 964
Email: [email protected]

Payment is to be made by direct deposit to:

Account Name: Presbyterian Inland Mission
BSB 033-397
Account Number: 213311

Participants are to identify payment with the code MPW and their surname and initial. For example, MPWsurname/initial.

Please notify us when payment has been made.


Monday 21st August 2023

6:00pm   Dinner

7:00pm   Session 1: What we believe about the Bible, Sermon: Timothy 3-4

9:30pm   Supper

Tuesday 22nd August 2023

7:30am   Breakfast

9:00am   Session 2: Preparation – a ten point grid

10:30am  Morning tea

11:00am   Session 3: What’s the Bible all about?

12:30pm  Lunch and break

3:00pm  Group work

6:00pm  Dinner

7:00pm  Preaching: An Old Testament sermon

9:30pm  Supper

Wednesday 23rd August 2023

7:30am   Breakfast

9:00am   Session 4: Interpretation and Application

10:30am  Morning tea

11:00am   Session 5: Connecting with listeners

12:30pm  Lunch and break

3:00pm  Group work

6:00pm  Dinner

7:00pm  Preaching: A Parable

9:30pm  Supper

Thursday 24th August 2023

7:30am   Breakfast

9:00am  Session 6: From Text to Talk (David and Jim)

10:30am  Morning tea

11:00am  Session 7: Understanding the Gospel

12:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm  Final session and wrap up

3:00pm  Head home


David Cook

David Cook is a graduate of Sydney Missionary and Bible College and Moore Theological College.

For ten years David pastored two Presbyterian churches. For 26 years he was the Principal of SMBC, where he lectured in Preaching. 

After leaving SMBC David and his wife Maxine set up the Expository Preaching Trust in order to encourage faithful and engaging preaching of the Bible.

Jim Mobbs

Jim Mobbs is the minister at Como Community Church, NSW. He is married to Vivienne, and together they have 5 children.

Jim is one of the mentors at the Expository Preaching Trust.

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