I've always been fascinated with stand-up comedy, and I've always wanted to try it. I finally did recently and I wanted to share with you what I am learning from the experience and what the take always are for us as preachers.
The fear of public speaking is very common. This fear plagues preachers just as much as anyone else. How do you overcome nervousness before you preach? In this video, we'll deal with what commonly makes preachers nervous before a sermon and 5 ways to overcome nerves before any message.
Perfectionism is something all of us deal with but very few preachers realize it! The need to have everything perfectly prepared for my sermon is something I often strive for. But is that helpful? Is there a better way? Yes! In this video, I'll show you how this has affected me and what I'm doing about it.
In the final video of this "How to Write a Sermon" series, we dive into the Holy Spirit's vital role in sermon prep!
In step 6 of this series, we dive into why and how you should rehearse every sermon you preach!
In this video, we dive into the concept of collaborating on your sermons. We'll explore why it's so helpful to get feedback on your message BEFORE you preach it.
Alliterations are NOT the problem, forced alliterations are the problem.
In this video, we dive into how to build powerful and sticky points for your message.
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.