The Writing 
of Amanda Drury

Text Box: Blog:



Amanda’s Spot


Text Box: Writings on Adolescents and Youth Groups:



Outgrowing God – Why we are losing students in Wesleyan churches.



“Growing into God Curriculum” – A suggested curriculum to help students grow into God.  A variation of this curriculum was presented at Kingdom Building Ministries in June 2004.


Text Box: Recent Sermons:



“Making Straight Paths?” – Sermon manuscript from Matthew 3:1-12.


“Sitting at the Gates” – A narrative sermon from 2 Samuel 15:1-6.  This sermon follows the form of Attention, Need, Satisfaction, Visualization, and Action, a format that is often used in motivational speeches and commercials.  Hey, if it works for TV, why not try it from the pulpit!  This is an easy form to follow for those who are just beginning to delve into narrative sermons.


“The Forgotten Fear Factor” – Sermon manuscript from Philippians 2:12-16.  Presented at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, MI summer of 2004.



Text Box: Academic Papers from Seminary:



“The Influences Lady Jane Grey Encountered” – The life and influences of Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen of England during a the battle between Catholicism and Protestantism.  Executed at age 17 in 1554, many consider her a martyr.


“Martin Luther on True Christian Suffering” – A look at a Christian response to physical suffering.


“The Gospel: Finding True Life Now” – Looking beyond the “When-we-all-get-to-heaven” mentality.



Text Box: Writings on Acts:



“Acts Overview” – A brief outline of the entire book of Acts along with questions under each chapter.


“Paul’s Missionary Journeys” – Quick reference guide to Paul’s missionary journey’s…maps and dates included.



Text Box: Miscellaneous Writings from College:



Devotionals – A collection of short devotionals written during my sophomore year of college.



COMING SOON: “Extra!  Extra! Read all About It!” – A newspaper advertising for various service opportunities in a local church.  This “newspaper” was handed out in the Sunday morning service at Spring Lake Wesleyan Church the summer of 2003.


COMING SOON: “The Humiliated God-Man” – A look at Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christology from Christ the Center.


Amanda Hontz Drury is a senior at Princeton Theological Seminary where she is earning her Masters of Divinity.  She hopes to graduate from seminary in 2005 and pastor in a local church.  Born and raised in Holland, Michigan, she has been married to John Drury for the past two years and greatly enjoys the Mclaughlin-style family she has married into.