By Charles Stone on Oct 2, 2019
Good news! There are ways we can help people pay more attention to our sermons.
By Mark Moore on Sep 17, 2013
We pay attention to our well-crafted manuscripts and outlines. But, honestly, how many of us are paying attention to the voice of God while we are preaching?
By Dr. R. Larry Moyer on May 8, 2019
How do you rate on the two critical skills every preacher needs?
By Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2020
Effective speakers realize the power of attention-grabbing hooks. What's in your toolbox?
By Lane Sebring on Oct 26, 2019
The reason we have to work harder to gain and keep attention has to do with what competes for the attention of our people every time we preach.
By Lane Sebring on Nov 7, 2019
Few public speakers can keep an audience's attention for an hour. Fewer should even try.
By Ron Forseth on Oct 18, 2018
Even though no one pays attention to the pre-flight warnings, the message is crucial when things go wrong.
By Brandon Hilgemann on Aug 14, 2019
Engaging the short attention span of teenagers (and even adults!) isn't easy.
By Charles Stone on Oct 20, 2021
Pique Interest is the second installment of an 8 part series on how neuroscience can improve your preaching.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 29, 2020
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2020
Dip into surprising sources to catch your listeners' attention with these unique quotes.
By Chris Foster on Oct 29, 2013
The average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes. If this is true, what does that mean for you as a communicator of the Gospel?
By Charles Stone on Feb 16, 2022
One of the most disconcerting feelings we pastors experience is when we prepare a sermon and pour our heart into it, yet feel that it didn’t make a difference in people’s lives.
By Sermoncentral on May 12, 2020
Whether you’re looking back at Plato or Jesus, virtually every culture has had great communicators who realized the power of attention-grabbing hooks.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 29, 2022
If you want to get people’s attention or have the room go silent, just announce that you’ve decided to go to seminary.