Josh Duncan on Planting Vs. Revitalization, Hardships of Ministry & Using Tension

church leadership Jan 14, 2021

Josh Duncan joins me on episode eleven of The Preaching Donkey Podcast to discuss his church planting journey as well as his experience with revitalizing a church. He shares about the hardships and struggles of ministry and how to love your family through tough times in ministry. We also dive into the importance of using tension in sermons and intentionally NOT resolving the tension.

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4 Questions EVERY Speaker Should Ask BEFORE Speaking

sermon prep Jan 12, 2021

These are the most important questions every speaker should ask before delivering any message.

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Brandon Cox on Communicating with the Whole Person, Planning Ahead and Working with your Team

church leadership Jan 07, 2021

Brandon Cox, pastor of Grace Hills Church in Arkansas, joins me for episode ten of the Preaching Donkey Podcast. He shares about the importance of communicating with the whole person, planning ahead and working with your team!

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A SIMPLE Way to Make Your Announcements STICK! (Using Andy Stanley's ME-WE-GOD-YOU-WE Framework)

church leadership Jan 05, 2021

Announcements are tricky. Most of the time they go unheard and seem like a complete waste of time. In this video, I'll show you how to apply Andy Stanley's preaching method of Me, We, God, You, We to announcements to make them compelling and memorable.

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Four Church Trends That Are Here to Stay in 2021

church leadership Dec 31, 2020

Happy New Year to you! As we close the door on 2020 and think ahead to 2021, I want to share four important church leadership trends that I believe are here to stay for 2021.

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Reflecting On What Truly Matters in Our Preaching...

sermon prep Dec 24, 2020

As we wrap up 2020 and look forward to another year of ministry and preaching, it's important to take a moment and reflect on what's most important in our preaching.

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Jordan Easley on Planning Ahead, Working with Your Team & the Importance of Evangelism

church leadership Dec 17, 2020

Jordan Easley joins us for episode seven of the Preaching Donkey Podcast and shares about his process for planning ahead, working with his team & the importance of evangelism both in the sermon and in life. Follow Jordan on Instagram: jordan_easley and on Twitter: @jordaneasley

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Bill Isaacs on Bringing your Team into your Sermon Prep and the Importance of Focus

sermon prep Dec 10, 2020

Bill Isaacs, author of Be the Leader, joined me for the sixth episode of the Preaching Donkey Podcast. He shared about how he utilizes his team for sermon prep, how he focuses on what is most important and lessons from leading through a pandemic.

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2020's Most-Read Bible Verse: "Do Not Fear" | YouVersion Bible App | Lessons for Pastors

lessons for pastors Dec 07, 2020

The YouVersion Bible App and BibleGateway have released their data showing 2020's most searched-for Bible terms and most-read verses. Unsurprisingly, "Do Not Fear" was the most-read verse with "Fear" being the most searched-term. I think there's a lot we can learn from this as we plan our sermon content for 2021. In this video, we'll explore the implications for us as church leaders.

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Johnny Armstrong on Engaging Skeptics, Spirituality vs. Atheism, & 3 Keys for Defending Faith

church leadership Dec 03, 2020

Johnny Armstrong, author of A Thought-Out Faith: Christianity as the Best Explanation, joins me for episode five of the Preaching Donkey Podcast.

Armstrong shares how to engage skeptics in a relational way, discusses the differences between spirituality and atheism, and gives three key arguments for defending faith.

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