An “itinerant” speaker is someone who speaks to different audiences in different locations. They differ from most “regular” speakers because they don’t tend to preach to the same audience twice. While there are several benefits to this kind of speaking, in this article I’d like to outline five common mistakes.
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Before I do, let me briefly recount my story. Over the last few years I’ve had the privilege of being an itinerant preacher. Since I’ve been studying full time and haven’t been responsible for my own congregation, my employers have kindly given me the freedom to accept invitations to preach elsewhere. Consequently, I’ve been fortunate enough to preach to a variety of different audiences.