By Chris Surber on Sep 29, 2018
Love in the pastorate--not logic in the academic hall--wins people to Christ.
By Bob Hostetler on Jul 11, 2015
Bob Hostetler has a penetrating set of questions as part of his sermon prep. Perhaps they could help us all.
By Perry Noble on Sep 28, 2011
Perry Noble offers a helpful list of things you should never have to apologize for as a leader in the church.
By Maurilio Amorim on Dec 8, 2012
Maurilio Amorim gives practical ideas for integrating your Christmas program with the church's larger mission.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 5, 2013
The Lord gives His message to those who seek Him, who wait upon Him, who are willing to do His will.
By Lance Witt on Jul 11, 2016
Pastors listen to other pastors. We listen to other people in ministry who are down in the trenches doing the hard work of leading others.
By Matt Wade on Oct 17, 2016
The cold winter of depression or anxiety isn't forever, because seasons do change. No, not because our pain disappears, but because we have been here before and we made it out.
By Peter Mead on Aug 31, 2011
Remember, the goal of sermon preparation is an oral message, not a polished manuscript for publication.
By Ray Hollenbach on Aug 14, 2018
After we step down from the pulpit, we are still involved in the lives of our people. In fact, their lives become an indicator of how effective our preaching really is.
By Dennis Phelps on Aug 15, 2015
Someone asked Billy Graham how long it took to prepare a sermon. He answered, "A lifetime."
By Mike Miller on Sep 17, 2014
Our theology of preaching is what we believe the Bible says about preaching. Our philosophy is how we put our beliefs into practice.
By Rick Warren on Mar 12, 2015
What you learned in seminary isn't the only way to develop great sermons. Rick Warren offers practical advice based on years of experience.
By Sherman Cox on Apr 10, 2015
We must think deeply about how our illustration choices affect how our congregation hears our sermon.
By Peter Mead on Aug 10, 2018
God's word is a living and active sword. Peter Mead suggests that too often preachers try to drop an anvil on their listeners.
By Lance Witt on Feb 26, 2016
What qualities make a leader great? Hebrews describes the most important quality: heart. But what does it mean to have the heart of a pastor?