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

sermon prep Aug 14, 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 11, 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 09, 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 31, 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 23, 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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How to STUDY the BIBLE for a Sermon - How to Write a Sermon - Step 2

sermon prep Jul 17, 2019

In this video, we dive into how to study the Bible for a sermon.

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Preaching Donkey is Turning 5!

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...

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Determine the TOPIC, TITLE & HOOK - How to Write a Sermon - Step 1

sermon prep Jun 26, 2019

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.

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HOW to WRITE a SERMON – STEP 1: Determine the Topic, Title & Hook

sermon prep Jun 26, 2019

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.

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A SIMPLE Way to CAST VISION to Your Church - How to Preach Vision

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.

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