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Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
Because we chronically distract ourselves, we crave depth. Deep preaching is our best chance to change lives. So how do we get to depth in our preaching?
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
I have to admit, I have a hard time imagining myself preaching from a pre-written outline or sitting on the bench while my congregation watches our mothership's service.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Read as Single
Female Insights into the Christmas Story
Women bring unique perspectives when they teach the Word of God.
To say I was intimidated by the thought of preaching in front of the entire congregation would be an understatement —I was terrified. After preaching that
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy. In four years of pastoral ministry, I've had to preach through four national tragedies. The Trauma of Preaching in Tragedy.
You Are Needed
The church—the entire body of Christ—needs women leaders.
Every single person in your community needs you leading and organizing, teaching and preaching, serving and guiding. Read as Single Page Page:12|Next.
Is Your Church A Family? 5 Ways To Help It Be A Healthy One
A healthy family doesn’t put up walls to keep newcomers out. They welcome new members with open arms and big parties.
Certainly that time of preaching and teaching the Word is important. But it's not meant to carry all the responsibility for building a healthy church – no matter how good the preaching is.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
It's amazing how their preaching and their lives change as they read the Bible for themselves, using easy tactics to understand and absorb what the Bible says.
Three Days Post-Election: Pause Before You Pastor
Let’s make these five commitments together.
To read how other Christian women leaders are responding, see “Moving Forward After a Difficult Week.”. Curious what pastors are preaching this Sunday in light of the election results?
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Another church might believe the role of preaching on Sunday morning should be reserved for men, but could still invite a woman gifted at public speaking to give announcements or
I Grew Up with Two Women Pastors
Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me.
I never thought “I can't” because I saw these women teaching and leading. Throughout my teen years, these women mentored me in teaching and preaching.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
I explained that the word minister simply means “servant.” Some are ministers of God's Word through preaching while others minister by meeting practical needs.
Troublesome Women Preachers
We join a long legacy of prophetic witness to the gospel.
Rev. Thomas originally preached this sermon at the North Carolina Women's Preaching Festival. It is the second part of a duo preaching presentation with Rev. Kara Slade.
Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don’t hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
And that's a shame. Because the meat of the service – the worship, preaching and fellowship – was done really well. But almost no one else in their community will ever know about it.