Each week the Mission Abbey's Pastors, Ministry Interns, and Pastoral Apprentices gather together to study the passage which is to be preached on the following Sunday. They pray together, exegete the scripture, and decipher together what God may be longing to say to our church. After several hours of hard wrestling, the Pastors come to an agreement about where God wants to lead us. The Preaching Team helps insure that the Mission Chattanooga is not dominated by any individual voice or ego, but rather it is shepherded by a group of dedicated servants willing to humbly listen to one another and God. When any of our preachers stand in the pulpit on Sundays, he/she is speaking the collective voice of the Preaching Team.