am consious that the protocol upon itinerant preaching will vary from one part of the world to another. This thread is not intended as an oportunity to debate who has the best ideas, but merely to glean from you all what is appropriate in your part of the world. Often it will be local culture that will influence some of the practical arrangements. There are, I am sure, a number of areas that we could touch on under this banner and would welcome any input, but here are a few suggestions. 1)Do your churches assume the preacher makes a step of faith, without thought of preaching fee, or is there a set amount that would be expected as the norm. if so, what would that be? 2)Is it expected that a preacher makes himslf known directly to the churches, or should that come through a third party. 3)Is their a set standard in terms of what may be suggested about hospitality and accommodation? eg, is it expected that this takes place in homes of members or within local hotels etc? Also, would your churches expect the preacher to make his own arrangements. 4)Does the visiting preacher take the whole service, or just the preaching whilst someone else leads the worship etc. 5)ref. items 1 & 2 & 3, are christian colleges likely to take the same stance as the local churches? yours, Jon.