By Peter Mead on Mar 20, 2017
In pastoral ministry, there is a great need for the right diagnosis of sheep.
By Ryan Huguley on Oct 4, 2018
Listening is a lost art in our culture, so how should we listen to a sermon?
By Peter Mead on Mar 28, 2019
If listeners aren't satisfied, it could be a good sign, or it could be a bad sign. In the same way, happy listeners may mean something is wrong.
By Mary Hinkle Shore on Mar 19, 2012
Before we start writing, perhaps we should start listening. Here are three very practical suggestions.
By Mark Mohler on Apr 9, 2019
Sermons are not made for paper--they're made for the human ear. Have you tried listening to yours?
By Leslie Holmes on Jul 29, 2014
You're preaching to one congregation, filled with many listening styles. How can you connect with every individual?
By Lane Sebring on Nov 28, 2019
There's nothing like a good snoozer of a sermon. But what does it take to preach a sermon that makes your listeners fall sound asleep?
By Steve Smith on Nov 25, 2016
So much talking. So many words. So many meetings. So much information. How can we ever take in what we really need to receive to make sense of our lives, our days and most importantly, one another.
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 Mike Miller on Nov 20, 2013
Good preachers must develop the extra skill of "congregational exegesis."
By Peter Mead on Jan 29, 2020
They're in front of us every week. Maybe we can craft our preaching with sensitivity to the listeners in mind.
By Mark Mohler on Apr 17, 2020
Sermons are not made for paper; they are made for people. We should listen before we preach.
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 8, 2016
I have learned in my years of leadership – I only know what I know. And, many times I don’t know much.
By David Fitch on Mar 12, 2014
There's a difference between safe, enjoyable preaching and challenging the listener. How do you divide the two?
By Ron Allen on Aug 19, 2014
It seems like a no-brainer, yet preachers rarely seek direct input from listeners about how we might improve our preaching.