Mark Brouwer

Mark Brouwer is pastor of Jacob's Well Church Community in Evergreen Park, Illinois, and editor of the blog

Articles by this author:

  • Interactive Preaching

    A Conversation between Two Pastors

    Pastors encourage people in our churches to be more than passive observers. Affirming the priesthood of believers, we encourage members to be active participants in the life of faith and in the work of the church. But usually these encouragements happen in the context of a sermon, where we do the talking and they just listen. We teach with our words about participation, but the way we do it teaches people to be disengaged, silent, and inactive. In this article, pastors Michael Kooy and Mark Brouwer engage in a conversation about interactive preaching.