How to Start Your Sermon for Maximum Impact

sermon prep Feb 27, 2020

How you begin a message is crucial. The importance of the first words you say cannot be overstated. In fact... Your listeners decide within the first 90 seconds to 3 minutes of your sermon whether they are going to pay attention to the rest of it! As preachers, we must have a good plan for how to start our message for maximum impact! In this video, I'm giving you an exact template to make sure your messages kick off to a great start every week.

 

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3 Simple Ways to Gain Back Attention when You Preach

sermon prep Feb 12, 2020

There's no way around it, people are going to come in and out of paying attention to your sermons. In this video, we'll discover three ways to win back your audience's attention when you preach.

 

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3 Types of Books Every Pastor Should Write

church leadership Jan 29, 2020

I’ve been helping people write and publish books, and it dawned on me… It makes SO much sense for pastors to write books.
 
Think about it… We develop content, we teach, we help people through life’s problems and obstacles – writing books can be a natural result of that kind of experience.
 
In this week’s video, I want to show you three types of books you could write as a pastor and the benefits of each one. I’ll also give you some ideas for how to get started right away.
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3 Types of Books Every Pastor Should Write

self-publishing Jan 29, 2020

It makes SO much sense for pastors to write books! We develop content, we teach, we help people through life's problems and obstacles - writing books can be a natural result of that kind of experience.
In this video, I want to show you three types of books you could write as a pastor and the benefits of each one. I'll also give you some ideas for how to get started right away.
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Pastor, Here's Why YOU Should Write a Book!

self-publishing Jan 23, 2020

 

In this video we talk all about the benefits of writing a book. I think it's one of the best things you can do for your ministry.

 

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3 Must Ask Questions BEFORE You Preach Any Sermon

sermon prep Jan 17, 2020

Have you ever finished preparing for a message and asked yourself, “Is it ready?”

Sometimes I wonder if my sermon has what is needed to make an impact.

There are three questions you can ask at the end of your sermon prep process that will help you know if you are on track.

In this week’s video, we examine these simple, but powerful, evaluation questions that can be used to assess your sermon’s effectiveness BEFORE you preach it.

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Three Questions to Evaluate Any Sermon BEFORE You Preach

sermon prep Jan 15, 2020

There are three questions to ask at the end of your sermon prep process that will help you know if you are on track. These are simple, but powerful, evaluation tools that can be used to assess your sermon's effectiveness BEFORE you preach it. 

 

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Pastor, you need a BREAK! How to prevent burnout in ministry...

church leadership Dec 30, 2019

 

So many pastors live on the edge of burnout because they give all they have all the time and don't have intentional breaks built in to recharge. But pastors need to take time off so that they can be fully present with their families and fully present with their church. Without balance, you're not going to fully be there for anyone. In this video, we talk about how to build intentional time off into your weekly schedule and how to get the most out of your vacations.

 

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You need a break! How to prevent burnout in ministry

church leadership Dec 30, 2019

As I’ve had some time off this week I have been reflecting on the importance of taking time off.
 
 So many pastors live on the edge of burnout because they give all they have all the time and don’t have intentional breaks built in to recharge.
  
But we need to take time off so that we can be fully present with our families. Then when we re-engage with our ministry we are able to be fully present with our church.
  
Without balance, we’re not going to fully available for anyone.
  
In this week’s video, we talk about how to build intentional time off into our weekly schedule and how to get the most out of vacations. 
 
P.S. 2019 has been the BEST year ever for Preaching Donkey! Thank you for subscribing, for your encouragement and for your faithfulness to your calling as a pastor and proclaimer of the gospel. You rock!
  
P.P.S. And by the way… 2020 is going to be even better! I’ve...
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Sermon LENGTH by Denomination - Pew Research's MASSIVE Study on 50,000 Sermons - Lessons for Pastors

Pew Research conducted a massive study on 50,000 sermons at over 6,000 churches to determine how sermons differ in length and content based on denomination. In this video we'll dive into their findings.

 

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