5 Preaching Styles In 25 Years (Here's What I Changed And Why)
Our language keeps changing, our common experiences are fewer, and universal illustrations no longer are.
Innovative MinistryAugust 29, 2018. 5 Preaching Styles In 25 Years (Here's What I Changed And Why) Our language print. Preaching matters. According to
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
Preaching as Reminding: Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness. Desmond Soh, senior director of strategic development, associate professor of preaching, Singapore Bible College.
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
pastoral life. Toxic power shows up when we leverage our personality or intelligence in preaching to generate an artificial response in our congregants. It
Bearing the Word
Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified.
But I was tired, worn out by the juggling act of the preacher-mama: studying, preaching, leading worship, attending to my flock, and teaching while being a wife, raising a toddler, doing
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
to teach and lead worship at Sunday gatherings, church members began to encourage me and affirm my gifts (though not without constructive feedback, especially on my preaching).
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
Your wise executive leadership, Christ-centered preaching, courageous pursuit of justice, and loving pastoral care have built our church community.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching. My preaching was winning a hearing in the short-term, but it was actually damaging in the long-term.
Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
Whenever I had a new writing opportunity, Tracey flooded me with encouragement, and if I was preaching, she would check in with me, send me texts of encouragement, and be the first
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service. Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral. Interview by Morgan Lee. 0; tweet; link. share;
Lead in a Way Only You Can
Many have tried to box us in or tell us who we should be, but we are kingdom women, and we are diverse.
lead. My sermon illustrations are often laced with maternal imagery, and I've learned to embrace the fact that my preaching leans in that direction. My
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To? Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation. Daniel Darling. 0; tweet; ve learned. Preaching to the Podcast. I love
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
Supposedly, this would be the magic remedy to what ailed us. However, the “big” stuff―visioning, preaching, teaching―all fell in the middle. So now what? Arm wrestle?
Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes
Saddleback Church deserves to be honored for baptizing 50,000 people over the last 38 years. But we should never limit our attention to churches with outsized numbers.
By those calculations, any church of 26 people that is faithfully preaching the gospel, reaching out to the community and baptizing 2 or 3 people per year is doing their part.
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
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
I'm now six years into preaching children's sermons myself, and they have become a vital part of our weekly gatherings and the ministry of the church as a whole.
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age. Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work? Deep preaching is our best chance to change lives.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
is no biblical guidance. They should be addressed proactively by pastors in the course of preaching and teaching. Highlight discipleship lessons learned