Updated April 2, 2014
by Canon Ed Swayze
For each of these questions, consider what the preacher
did well and what the preacher could improve on.
the sermon foster a deeper spiritual understanding? Did it help people to
Did the sermon apply the Christian faith to life?
Did the sermon relate to your individual life? or the life of someone
Did the sermon relate to the life of the congregation?
the cultural differences and historical background of the scripture readings
the sermon teach the Christina faith to the congregation?
the language understandable? If unfamiliar words were used, were they
the opening catch your attention? Was the middle good? Was the end good?
you follow the logic of he sermon?
you say what the point of the sermon was?
the sermon have appropriate stories, etc. to illustrate the points of the
St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church Home Page
you hear it? Did the preacher speak clearly, without mumbling?
the length appropriate?
the preacher make eye contact?
the preacher sound sincere?
the preacher seem confident in what she or he was saying?
the preacher display any distracting mannerisms while preaching?