Sermon Slam – Entries by 3 April

Our Judges: Ruth Fitter, Chris Lee

Our Judges: Dai Woolridge, Alycia Timmis

Can you imagine preaching a sermon about a Bible passage in just 180 seconds?

What insights and views would you bring?

What challenge should you deliver?

What encouragement could you give?

We mean it! What would be your 3-minute message?

 Well, now is your chance to enter the Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival’s fourth Sermon Slam. For the very first time, the event final will be LIVE online.

We are all different, with something unique to say. And, for that reason, the Sermon Slam competition is open to people of all ages. So, whether you’re young, midlife or beautifully mature, we’d love to hear what you have to say.  And we want to hear from women too!

If you feel called and/or excited by this opportunity to preach on a Bible passage of your choice in your own style, then just submit a video (landscape) recording of your 3-minute sermon to or via Whatsapp Nikki Seville 07980 332281 midday on Saturday 3 April 2021 so it can be considered for selection by our panel of judges. 

 The Sermon Slam judges will score video entries on the clarity of the word/message and the quality of delivery – not on the technical quality of the presentation!  And, for entrants who go through to the final, the audience will have a say too!

Please note: if you get through to the final, you will need to record a new message, on a different Bible text and join us online for a Q & A session at the LIVE event on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 7pm.

Be encouraged by Rob Westall, our presenter, in this video:!Ak4y9KarZSdWjGnpGun1ZAd-VVro

Yes, there will be a PRIZE – £200 for the WINNER. But, much more important than that, every entrant has a golden opportunity to have their say and be heard by our judges. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to choose a scripture and start preparing, polishing, perfecting and pre-recording your meaty mini 3-minute message for Sermon Slam 2021.

For inspiration, you might enjoy watching this video from Rev Chris Lee. See what’s happened to him since launching his 60-second sermons on Instagram:

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Location: Online Event Date: April 24, 2021 Time: 19;00 - 21;00 Sermon Slam