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Pulpit Etiquette and Common Lessons

This Is Designed To Help Settle You In The Pulpit.


Pulpit Manners

  • When sitting in the pulpit, men and women should never cross their legs above the ankles.  Women sitting in the pulpit should use something (large handkerchief) to cover their legs from the knees down to their ankles.


  • Stay alert and always pay attention to who ever is speaking. When your time comes, you will want the same courtesy.


  •  Turn off cell phones and/or pagers in the pulpit; remember in most cases you are sitting in front of the entire congregation.


  •  Takes plenty of notes, they may turn into your next sermon.

Some Benedictions

Now may the grace of God , the love of Jesus, and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit, rest rule and abide now, henceforth and forevermore.  Amen.

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, make you prefect in every good work to do his will,  be power and  glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.  Amen.

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.  Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amem.


The call to Discipleship

By letter: A transfer letter from another church to the Pastor of the a new church testifying that this person was in good standing and would like to transfer their membership.

Christian Experience: A Christian who has been baptized and for some reason left the church but is now coming back to the church.

Candidate for Baptism: A believer in Christ  that is coming to be washed with the water as an outward showing that they believe in Christ.


Rasing Money

If you are asked to rasie the offering or tithers make sure that you have your money first before asking others to give.

If you are in charge of the pulpit during a service where a guess pastor and his/her church is present, alway bring that pastor up so he/she  may give instructions to their church body.