By Perry Noble on Mar 29, 2010
Perry Noble shares his seven-step philosophy on message preparation that has served his church and staff well.
By Rick Blackwood on Jan 9, 2012
Rick Blackwood helps preachers communicate God's Word in a form that is engaging, crystal clear, unforgettable, and more fun for the speaker.
By Larry Moyer on Jun 21, 2010
Evangelism specialist Larry Moyer says there are five dangerous assumptions in preaching, and the extent of the damage they do may vary, but the fact that they are costly does not.
By James Davis on Nov 15, 2010
James O. Davis shares powerful principles from the life and ministry of the great preacher, Dr. Adrian Rogers.
By Tim Keller on Jan 3, 2011
New Testament scholar D. A. Carson, senior pastor Sandy Willson, author and senior pastor Tim Keller, senior parachurch executive Matt Perman, and church research consultant Glenn Lucke speak to the issue of Plagiarism.
By Bill Hybels on May 27, 2011
Bill Hybels shares his insights about his book "The Power of a Whisper," why he believes God still speaks today, and the four filters for discerning His voice.
By Larry Moyer on Jul 11, 2013
Not everyone will tell you how they feel about your preaching. Larry Moyer offers three popular frustrations about preaching that people often keep to themselves.
By Perry Noble on Jun 13, 2011
"I honestly believe I’ve got the best idea ever for a sermon series in your church…one that will lead to breakthroughs, one that will be talked about until Jesus comes back."
By Peter Mead on Jun 15, 2011
Does your sermon keep building momentum as you progress or does it stall out in the middle or end? Peter Mead offers encouragement for preachers to avoid the common pitfalls to message momentum.
By Tyler Scarlett on Jun 24, 2011
If you lose your congregation at the beginning, you will have to work twice as hard to get them back by the end. Why not give your message the best possible chance to connect with people at the outset?
By Peter Mead on Jun 25, 2011
The challenge with criticism is to sort it through and preach for our audience of One, yet with a loving sensitivity to the many who sit and listen.
By John Maxwell on Jul 14, 2011
Learn and practice the factors that great communicators use to connect with their listeners.
By Jim Martin on Sep 8, 2011
In this two-part series on better preaching, Jim Martin offers ten tips for more effective preaching every Sunday.
By Pete Wilson on Sep 15, 2011
Pete Wilson: "Don’t make controversial statements the church staff is going to have to clean up later."
By Mark Mohler on Sep 26, 2011
Sermons are not made for paper; they are made for people. We should listen before we preach.
By Peter Mead on Oct 17, 2011
Just because we feel strongly about our message doesn't mean we should strong-arm our listeners.
By Peter Mead on Jan 21, 2012
It's important to think about what to include in your sermon, but it's probably just as important to carefully decide what to exclude. Learn how (and where) to trim your sermon down with these tips from Peter Mead.
By Steven Furtick on Jan 31, 2012
"The highest compliment you can give to those you lead is to demand the best from them."
By Sherman Cox on Apr 10, 2012
How long is too long? Let's just say many preachers overestimate their ability to hold an audience.
By Calvin Miller on Apr 16, 2012
Calvin Miller explains the balancing act between fresh presentation and outright impropriety.
By Tim Peters on Nov 2, 2012
When you receive too many messages, you receive no messages. How many messages is your church sending?
By Nathan Aaseng on Nov 21, 2012
Author Nathan Aaseng says, "Preaching is a terrible form of communication." Yet he discovered why preaching is the crown jewel of a pastor's existence.
By Michael Lukaszewski on Dec 5, 2012
Michael Lukaszewski offers six reasons why Andy Stanley is one of the top communicators of our time.
By Thom Schultz on Apr 4, 2013
Thom Schultz: "We're not called to preach. We're called to reach."
By Lisa Eifert on Jul 11, 2016
What strikes simultaneous fear and joy in the hearts of church staff and volunteers this time of year? Yep, you guessed it, Vacation Bible School (VBS). Anyone who has been a part of planning VBS knows the vast amount of time, resources and imagination that go into making these events memorable experiences for kids.
By Lisa Eifert on Jul 16, 2016
Getting kids to VBS is big step. It’s a great way to help kids during the vulnerable summer months and introduce new families to your church. Communication and promotion are key steps to ensuring your church reaches as many kids as possible. There’s a lot that can be done to promote it so remember to call on your teens and a powerful group message service like One Call Now.
By Peter Mead on Jul 29, 2016
A preaching ministry is built on a whole set of convictions. Convictions about God, the Gospel, about people, about ministry.
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 8, 2016
The way others expect you to respond often determines the way they respond to you.
By Joe Hoagland on Sep 27, 2016
Pretty much everything you preach on has at least one challenge to it, not even just from culture but also from within Christian theology.
By Josh Reich on Oct 1, 2016
The idea of recruiting volunteers is overwhelming and difficult at times. There never seems to be enough people, and the ones who are serving are often tired and feel like they are the only ones serving.