The CPD has a new District Partner! Brian Buhler will be continuing his ministry as a homiletical coach and spiritual director.
Brian has been an ordained pastor for 40 years, serving as lead pastor and preaching pastor for the past thirty. He has been an instructor of homiletics at Ambrose University and led workshops around the world on preaching. Brian has also provided spiritual direction, mentorship, and coaching throughout his career as a pastor.
Brian’s unique areas of strength are Christ-centred exposition, Old Testament narrative, and preaching that climaxes with the Lord’s Supper. The Emmaus encounter in Luke 24 has shaped Brian’s homiletic strategy and prayer: “Lord Jesus, may our hearts burn within us as you are explained from the Law, Psalms and Prophets; and then may our eyes be opened in the breaking of the bread.”
Each coaching session involves Brian evaluating a sermon and formatting notations into a printed document to be shared and discussed with the pastor. The goal of each session is to identify the preacher’s unique strengths and giftings, while also discussing potential blind spots and areas that require work. A side benefit of coaching is the joy of sharing the unique burden of regular preaching with another preacher in a safe, relaxed, relational environment.
$300 per coaching session
Partial scholarships may be available for CPD pastors – click here to apply!
More information on Brian’s ministry can be found at brianbuhler.com.