Preached recently at a church that hosted me with remarkable thoughtfulness and it caused me to reflect on how inviting churches can host as well as my most recent experience, and also what should be the specific aims of a guest preacher. To be filtered through your own wisdom and good sense.
He offers several suggestions for the inviting church and for the guest preacher. (I’d add one more, something I learned from Danny Akin about a guest pastor’s dress code: ask the church what kind of attire the preaching pastor usually wears and go with that.)
See also Don Whitney’s “Ten Questions to Ask to Treat a Guest Speaker Well.”