Never Preach a Message Once

Double The Effectiveness Of Your Preaching E-Book iconOne of the first rules actors learn is to speak the words of a script out loud before they go into an audition room.

Why? Because no matter how many times they run through their part in their head, no matter how well they’ve committed it to memory, no matter how clearly they can see their delivery in their own mind’s eye, they understand this truth: Things sound differently when spoken aloud. Though you and I are not performers, the same rule applies.

Your message should not leave your lips for the first time on a Sunday morning – EVER. If it does, you will have missed an incredible opportunity to strengthen your delivery and your overall craft.

When I began teaching in venues other than The Journey, I noticed something interesting. I had figured out that I didn’t need to prepare a fresh message every time I spoke. Instead, I would teach a message that I had already taught on a Sunday morning. Oddly, I started noticing that I did a better job when I was speaking outside of my church.

After a few of these experiences, I figured out what was going on: I had already practiced delivering that message. I had taken it for a test flight. And it always sounded a lot better the second time around than it had the first. Without even meaning to, I had made my preaching more effective.

Now, one of my mantras has become, “Never preach a message once.” And preaching it in multiple services during the same weekend doesn’t count! Your first service is not your trial run. If you want to increase the effectiveness of your preaching, you absolutely must develop the habit of doing a weekly message run-through.

I’d like to show you how today with my new FREE e-book, How to Double the Effectiveness of Your Preaching! You’ll discover the process of the run-through – and other specific steps you can take to exponentially increase your effectiveness! Click here to download my e-book, How to Double the Effectiveness of Your Preaching – a $29.95 value – yours FREE!

Don’t put this off – you can start implementing the 9 steps outlined in this e-book THIS WEEK and see improvement as soon as this Sunday! 

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. – When you download this e-book, you’ll also receive a special invitation for my BRAND NEW 90-minute Planning Your 2015 Preaching Calendar webinar. 

In this webinar, I will walk you, month-by-month, through the specifics of the 2015 calendar, and help you plan what you’re going to preach next year. PLUS, when you show up, you will receive FOUR BONUS RESOURCES including my actual 2015 Preaching Calendar from The Journey Church! 

Click here to download your FREE Double the Effectiveness of Your Preaching E-book and learn more about this special webinar opportunity!  


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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

Nelson SearcyPreaching, Worship Planning

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