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How collaboration revolutionized my preaching.

"It's Friday, but Sunday's coming!" Tony Campolo's iconic line brings hope to many people, but anxiety to preachers. You have 48 hours until you're expected to say something life changing—again—and the seed thoughts you had on Monday morning still haven't sprouted into a sermon. You are afraid that it's going to be another week of having to say something instead of having something to say.

You want to preach messages that transform lives. You want to shepherd the flock under your care. And you want to maintain healthy boundaries. But, "It's Friday, and Sunday's coming!" You feel forced to choose between personal vitality, pastoral duties, and life-changing preaching. But what if that could change?

"It's Friday, and Sunday's coming!" And there is hope because any minute they will walk through your door—a team of collaborators. No, they aren't paid staff. They are volunteers who love God's Word, ...

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