Critique is the champion-food of preachers David Cook, Expository Preaching Trust
There is probably nothing more important for anyone who teaches the Bible than loving, godly, perceptive criticism Gary Millar, Queensland Theological College

We are pleased to inform that CEP will hold the Masterclass in 2022. CEP is committed to encourage and help preachers and teachers of God’s Word to make progress. And we are convinced that one of the key enablers for such progress is critique.

Our preacher masterclass is a 3-day program that provides a platform for preachers to offer and receive sermon critiques in a collegial, supportive environment facilitated by seasoned preacher-trainers. The format is fairly simple:

Day 1
Participants (and facilitators) preach a recent sermon for critique. This is followed by guided discussions on how to sharpen an aspect of sermon preparation and/or presentation. Participants are then assigned a biblical text to prepare a fresh sermon.

Day 2
Faciliators preach another sermon for critique. Followed by another guided discussion on another aspect of sermon preparations and/or presentation. Participants will spend the rest of the day preparing his sermon, with facilitators standing by to offer assistance as and when necessary.

Day 3
Participants preach fresh sermons for critique.

These preacher master-classes are fully sponsored, and are strictly by invitation only.

No Classes in 2021

Past Classes
2018 Dates:

Masterclass A- Oct 15-17
Masterclass B- Oct 17-19

Venue: CEP Centre
Topic: Preaching Psalms

Rev David Cook

Rev David Cook served as principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 26 years. He now spends his time in itinerant ministry throughout the world. A regular speaker at conventions in Australia and overseas, David is no stranger to Malaysia, having spoken at a number of preaching conferences and KVBC Bible conferences around the country since 1997. He has been married to Maxine for 45 years and they have 5 adult children and 13 grandchildren.

Rev Dr David Burge

David was training to be a pilot before studying at Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC). While at college, David married Ashleigh and in 2004 they moved to Mongolia where David lectured in New Testament and Theology at the Union Bible Theological College in Ulaanbaatar. From 2012 to 2015, David was the minister of Walcha Presbyterian Church. David now is a lecturer of Theology and New Testament at SMBC. David and Ashleigh now enjoy being the parents of four children aged 13 down to 5.

Master-Class has been postponed to 2022.