By John Gilman Ii on May 17, 2016
A proper welcome needs to have more than just a greeting. Churches need to create welcome pathways that guide people into more familiarity, connection, and relationship with the church. Creating a positive and effective welcoming strategy has never been more important. There is still time to put a great welcome process in place. Here are six tips to get you started in the right direction.
By David Fitch on Jan 28, 2020
Veteran Pastor David Fitch believes in preaching. He also believes in the power of personal presence.
By Chuck Warnock on Oct 25, 2018
There are times in our life when the clarity fades, discouragement clouds our memory and we wonder, "Why did I ever want to be a pastor?"
By Sermoncentral on May 10, 2016
The problems most people have with small churches aren’t about size, they’re about sickness. And sickness can happen in churches of any size.
By Johnny Levy on Oct 16, 2020
Pastor-dad, you're son's heart is longing to hear three things from you that will ground him, empower him, and make him soar.
By Peter Mead on Oct 4, 2019
"We should be concerned when there is a lack of motivation for God's Word--both in our own lives and in those we care about."
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 23, 2013
Can you craft a message series for unchurched people and still be faithful to scripture?
By Harry Reeder on Nov 5, 2018
Here's why one seasoned pastor considers preaching a funeral one of his greatest privileges.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 30, 2013
Dr. Mack King Carter's preaching advice for studying and sermon prep is worth listening to more than once.
By Lane Sebring on Jan 27, 2020
If the closing of your message is disorganized and unclear, then your listeners will walk away feeling the same way about your message.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Feb 27, 2014
Every sermon should ask the people for some sort of response, a response in real life.
By Dr. Larry Moyer on Mar 31, 2018
Good preparation that leads to effective preaching begins with letting Scripture examine, speak, and preach to us.
By Mike Miller on Nov 20, 2013
Good preachers must develop the extra skill of "congregational exegesis."
By Rod Arnold on May 15, 2018
Here are some smart, practical things you can do to connect with more people in your community and give them a chance to get to know your church.