By Peter Mead on Nov 15, 2018
Peter Mead reveals eight powerful insights into how to gauge a congregation's responsiveness.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Jul 21, 2014
Good preaching is a partnership between pastor and congregation, pulpit and pew, the one who preaches and the one who listens.
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Jan 29, 2014
Could you be bold enough to guide the entire congregation through the process of "preaching"?
By Mike Miller on Nov 20, 2013
Good preachers must develop the extra skill of "congregational exegesis."
By Chris Surber on Jun 30, 2014
Every church member carries an agenda in the secret briefcase of their heart. What's their agenda?
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 16, 2015
Joe McKeever helps reframe our calling: "The people who make up your congregation do not require anything new from you regarding the Christmas story this season or any season. "
By Bruce D. Johnson on Oct 13, 2018
All of us have a propensity to want to communicate in our own preferred style. But what if your style doesn't reach everyone?
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 13, 2019
You brought a sermon you knew beyond a doubt was from the Lord and inspired of God.Halfway through, you could sense the congregation’s minds wandering. How could this happen?
By Peter Mead on Jul 30, 2018
When was the last time you preached from a Prophet? You could rediscover a rich resource for you--and your congregation.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Sep 6, 2013
Sherman Cox warns, "There's an inclination today to resort to tactics and tricks to manufacture a connection to the congregation that is neither real nor helpful."
By Tyler Scarlett on Feb 9, 2019
A preacher's worst fear is that the congregation will stop listening. What's far more dreadful is if the people never were listening in the first place.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 11, 2020
Sermon preparation does not end with good exegesis of the Bible; it always includes good exegesis of the local congregation.
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Feb 22, 2016
When we "hire" a pastor to do everything for the congregation, it becomes one person performing at the front for our entertainment.
By Ken Davis on Jul 10, 2018
You may think it can be hidden, but when you lose your passion for the pulpit your congregation can hear the difference. Recapture the fire!
By Joe Mckeever on Mar 8, 2018
Joe McKeever dares you to consider re-preaching a topic--or even a sermon--to your congregation.