Brandon Kelley, author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and founder of Rookie Preacher, joins us for episode one of the Preaching Donkey Podcast to talk about finding your voice as a preacher, preparing a text in order to preach it compellingly and the unique struggles of leading during these challenging times.
Not everyone processes information the same way! Some learn audibly, others visually, still others kinesthetically. As preachers who want to communicate effectively with our audience, we must leverage all the tools we have to reach everyone in our audience with our message. In this video, we explore three things you must do to ensure your messages reach everyone in your church.
When it comes to delivering a sermon, there is nothing more important than engagement. If you don't have the attention of your listeners, they won't hear and respond to the message. It is vital to capture and maintain the attention of your listeners when you preach. But how? There are many challenges that work against our ability to keep people engaged when we preach. In this video, I'll give you three practical tools you can use to keep your listeners engaged in every message.
How do you find your voice as a preacher? This is challenging because there are SO many voices we can listen to. There is no shortage of sermons we can watch and preachers we can seek to emulate (or even imitate).
So when it comes to finding your voice as a preacher, how do you find it? In this video I'll give you some practical steps you can take to finding and strengthening YOUR voice as a preacher.
The concept of authority is a touchy issue. Some avoid it altogether because of how they've seen "authority" abused in church settings. Other people want to preach with a sense of authority but don't know how or even fully what that means. I think there is a lot of confusion around this issue, and I hope to bring some clarity to it. I believe every preacher should preach with authority and confidence. But that authority does not derive from within themselves, the authority comes from preaching the Word of God. In this video, I'll outline what it looks like to preach with authority the way we were meant to as preachers.
Should a sermon be long or short? Of course the answer to that question is a whopping, "It depends." But the better question to ask is, "What is the best way to use the time in a sermon?" No matter what, every preacher has a limited amount of time and attention from their listeners. In this video we explore how to make the most of the time you have and not waste any of it.