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Ray Hollenbach

Ray Hollenbach

Ray Hollenbach helps people and churches navigate change. He is the author of The Impossible Mentor, a deep-dive into the foundations of discipleship, and the founder of DEEPER Seminars, weekend retreats focused on discipleship in the local church. A Chicagoan, he writes about faith and culture. He currently lives in central Kentucky, which is filled with faith and culture.

Read What Your Gospel Message Reveals About Your View of the Gospel by Ray Hollenbach
When we preach we plant seeds, but what will grow from the seeds we plant? Read full article
Read 4 Fresh Sermon Topics for the Christmas Season by Ray Hollenbach
Some people think the Christmas verses are the stuff of Christmas pageants and cheesy dramas. They are also fuel for great preaching. Read full article
Read 3 Important Reasons Why You Should Preach on Thanksgiving a Month Early by Ray Hollenbach
Everyone knows they're supposed to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day, but the heart-attitude won't kick in by magic; it has to be cultivated. Read full article
Read Preaching That Makes Disciples: Three Texts You Must Preach by Ray Hollenbach
For anyone who longs to preach about something more than a fire-insurance relationship with Jesus, these three passages will help you make disciples. Read full article
Read Why the Church? Six Bold Preaching Points by Ray Hollenbach
The bottom line is this: Church is Godís idea, and we ignore it at our peril. Read full article
Read Preach the Way the Bible Preaches--Tell Stories! by Ray Hollenbach
Those of us who feed God's flock must become God's storytellers. Here's the journey we must take. Read full article
Read Seven Memorial Day Questions for Every Preacher by Ray Hollenbach
Our nation may be tired of war, but we are not tired of remembering eternal values. Read full article
Read 50 Forgotten Days the Church Desperately Needs by Ray Hollenbach
The days between Easter and Pentecost are usually an afterthought, yet they can become an opportunity to preach the significance of the resurrection. Read full article
Read What Kind of Christians Will People Be If They Listen to Your Sermons for a Decade? by Ray Hollenbach
Beyond the weekly phrase, "Good word, Preacher," the spiritual lives of the people in your church provide excellent feedback regarding the effectiveness of your preaching. Read full article
Read Three Foundational Passages for Growing Disciples of Jesus by Ray Hollenbach
"Try to imagine talking about your subject every single day for two years. If the idea still thrills you, you've found your topic." Read full article