One of our favorite topics to discuss on this blog is sermon prep. There are so many different strategies and tips you can implement if you want to improve your sermon preparation process. If you want to learn more about that, I would encourage you to check out our previous blog posts. But for today, I want to talk about five things you should do the night before you preach to make sure you’re ready to deliver your sermon the next day.
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As pastors, we’re always trying to improve our speaking skills so that we can effectively and impactfully communicate to our congregation each Sunday. That being said, here are five ways you can be more confident as a speaker and a preacher.
In a previous blog post, we talked about how important it is to balance spiritual and Scriptural depth along with application in your sermons. Too much of one without the other can leave your congregation wanting more, and that’s the last thing we as pastors want our members to experience when they walk away from one of our sermons.
There are many different styles of preaching and delivering messages to a congregation. If you’ve been in ministry for any amount of time, or even if you’ve just attended church for a while, you know how pastors can vary in the way they present information.
Being a pastor is no small feat. It’s a job that comes with immense pressure, responsibility, and challenging situations. But I don’t have to tell you that. If you’ve been working in ministry for any amount of time, you know this to be true based on your own experience.
It is common for pastors to feel that the toughest part of sermon prep is writing and developing the opening and the closing. You have a topic, you have ideas for your points, and you know how to craft the meat of your message, but you struggle with how to open the sermon and exactly how to wrap up the teaching. Today, I want to focus on the opening portion of the sermon prep process. Here are three different ways you can start a sermon to make sure your congregation is engaged right out of the gate.
Sermon series are common in churches today, but I don’t have to tell you that. Many churches operate based on a series model when it comes to their content planning strategy, but what does it look like to plan and write a successful sermon series? I have good news! That’s exactly the question we’re going to answer today. Consider these five pieces of advice when you’re writing your next sermon series.
Are you struggling to come up with your next sermon series? Are you needing some inspiration when it comes to preaching on a specific topic or during a specific time of year? Well, we want to help.
Writing a sermon is no small task. And as a pastor, when your job entails preaching every single weekend, writing sermons can feel overwhelming. So to help you as you get in the rhythm of weekly sermon prep, here are a few steps to consider as you begin writing.
Some might think coming up with only 52 preaching topics per year doesn’t sound like a lot, but boy oh boy, it can be quite the chore to come up with 52 topics year after year after year. For many pastors, this daunting task is broken into chunks of 4-12 weeks, which is what is commonly known as a sermon series.