The Purpose of Preaching

  This week I am going to share with you tips on developing your preaching calendar.  This has been a growing area for me at the Journey as we have innovated some ways to plan our preaching and to plan our preaching together as a teaching team. It is really an interesting thing that we do as pastors, because we … Read More

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How To Be Creative With Your Preaching This Summer (Part 2)

As part of your creative summer series planning, try tying in fun events to complement your teaching. For example, during the God On Film series, we have weekly “play groups” available where people can go see one of the featured movies with others from the church, and then grab dinner to discuss it. This goes hand-in-hand with your creative outreach. People will want to … Read More

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How to Be Sure Your People Listen to Your Preaching

Those of us who are teaching pastors tend to be quite protective of our preaching – sometimes to the point that it hinders us from having the impact we should. One area I’m rarely asked about, but I see as an issue over and over again in churches is that the people on Sunday mornings just aren’t tuned in – … Read More

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Stick to the Plan, How God Works Through Your Preaching Calendar

For several years now, we’ve planned our preaching calendar one year in advance and it never surprises me how God is able to know exactly what our church will need to hear, especially when we take the time to pray, fast and plan one year in advance. I just received an email from one of my Coaching Alumni that reminded … Read More

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Improve your Preaching with a Simple Online Tool

For those of you who have implemented my weekly message run-through, I have found a great tool I want to share with you. If you don’t know what a weekly message run-through is, check out this past blog where I explain it: Simply stated, the way you do the weekly message run-through will greatly affect the way the message goes … Read More

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Recommended Books to Improve Your Teaching and Preaching

One of the most common question I get asked is for recommendations on books to improve in the area of communication through preaching and teaching. Today I wanted to suggest some books that may be a little more obscure: 1. Everyone Communicate, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently – John Maxwell Available on Amazon 2. You’ve Got … Read More

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Plan Your Easter Sermon Now with 50% Off of My Top 8 Sermon Series

With Easter only about six weeks away, now is the time to plan what you’re going to preach. And since I am committed to helping you experience a powerful Easter at your church, I’m offering eight of my most effective sermon series resources at 50% Off – THIS WEEK ONLY. Sermons available for 50% Off include: From Stress to Rest … Read More

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Let’s Plan Our 2012 Preaching Calendar Together – FREE Webinar

You’re invited to join me next week for one of 4 free webinars I’m leading called “Planning Your 2012 Preaching Calendar.” After coaching more than 1,000 pastors over the last few years, I’ve learned that one of the best tools for reducing your stress, maximizing creativity, honoring God and working with the natural patterns of your people is planning your preaching calendar months … Read More

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The First Few Minutes Matter – Sermon Lessons from Hollywood

Around The Journey, we call it “The Hook” – it’s the first 3 to 5 minutes of the sermon that is designed to capture the attention of your audience and set the tone for the message you are to deliver. As a communicator, I’m always looking for examples of how to ‘set the tone’ to share God’s word and ‘capture the attention’ of … Read More

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