What I Learned Doing Stand-Up Comedy for the First Time - Lessons for Pastors

sermon development Sep 17, 2019

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.


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How to OVERCOME NERVES Before You Preach - Dealing with the FEAR of PUBLIC SPEAKING

sermon prep Sep 08, 2019

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.


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Perfectionism DESTROYS Progress in Your Sermons - How to Overcome Perfectionistic Preaching

sermon prep Sep 02, 2019

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.


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The HOLY SPIRIT and Your Sermon Prep - How to Write a Sermon - Step 7

sermon prep Aug 26, 2019

In the final video of this "How to Write a Sermon" series, we dive into the Holy Spirit's vital role in sermon prep!


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Why & How to REHEARSE Your Message - How to Write a Sermon - Step 6

sermon prep Aug 20, 2019

In step 6 of this series, we dive into why and how you should rehearse every sermon you preach!

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Get Feedback BEFORE You Preach Your Message - How to Write a Sermon - Step 5

sermon prep Aug 13, 2019

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.

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ALLITERATED OUTLINES - When NOT to Use Them and When they are Helpful - How to Preach

sermon prep Aug 10, 2019

Alliterations are NOT the problem, forced alliterations are the problem.

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Building STICKY POINTS for Your Message - How to Write a Sermon - Step 4

sermon prep Aug 08, 2019

In this video, we dive into how to build powerful and sticky points for your message.

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How to BUILD an OUTLINE for Your Sermon - How to Write a Sermon - Step 3

sermon prep Jul 30, 2019

In this video, we dive into how to build an outline for a sermon.

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Biggest MISTAKES Churches Make with FIRST-TIME GUESTS - The Sermon BEFORE the Sermon!!

church leadership Jul 22, 2019

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.

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