In this video, we dive into how to build an outline for a sermon.
As a pastor, I rarely get to experience what it's like to be a first-time guest at a church. Most Sundays, like many church leaders, I'm at my own church. But recently I was a first-time guest at a church where no one knew who I was. I couldn't help but make note of what it was like to be a first-time guest there. While the people were generally very friendly, their process for welcoming a newcomer was lacking in a few key areas. These few simple tweaks would better position them to retain first-time guests. I hope this is helpful to you as you think about what it's like to be a first-time guest at your own church.
In this video, we dive into how to study the Bible for a sermon.
Five years ago this week I launched Preaching Donkey! Preaching Donkey was born out of a desire to discover the most effective ways to create and deliver messages that captivate and inspire listeners toward life-change.
Discovering what works in preaching was, and still is, a passion of mine because of the disconnect between best-practices in communication and what is so often the norm in preaching.
I first noticed this disconnect while I was completing my undergraduate program. I majored in communication and learned how to connect and communicate with people. Then, in my graduate work in seminary, I learned how to bore everyone with the Bible.
The way preaching was taught, at least how it was taught to me and so many pastors I’ve helped over the years, was so stilted and technical that it would satisfy the rubric of a seminary professor, but it would put everyone else to sleep. I knew there had to be a better way to preach biblically sound sermons that were, at the same...
Writing a sermon can be a daunting task! Where do you start? What do you do first, second, third? How does it all come together in the end?
In this series of videos, I will show you a simple process to go from blank page to ready for Sunday in 7 steps.
Writing a sermon can be a daunting task! Where do you start? What do you do first, second, third? How does it all come together in the end? In this series of videos, I will show you a simple process to go from blank page to ready for Sunday in 7 steps.
Sometimes we try to complicate vision-casting to our church. In this video, I discuss a simple way to cast vision every time you preach.
Sometimes we try to complicate vision-casting to our church. In this video, I discuss a simple way to cast vision every time you preach. This is something so simple that once you grasp it, you can use this method again and again for years.
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With Father’s Day just around the corner I wanted to shed some light on what I believe is a negative tendency in a lot of churches on Father’s Day. While Mother’s Day tends to be a day of honoring and celebrating moms, Father’s Day often becomes a day to beat up on dads and men in general.
I propose a better way forward that continues to honor moms and challenge men, but also offers a more holistic approach to leading and caring for both men and women in our churches.
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