By Rick Warren on Jan 19, 2013
Rick Warren explains what he calls "Purpose Driven Preaching."
By David Padfield on Jan 15, 2016
People today have very little respect for preaching—maybe it's because they don't know the purpose of preaching.
By Joseph Mattera on Dec 5, 2013
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By Joe Mckeever on Jan 10, 2012
Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."
By Jim Morgan on Aug 24, 2016
Jesus modeled discipleship and community engagement as an example for His Church to follow. He felt a small number of highly effective disciples would cover much more ground than a slew of casual followers.
By Chris Surber on Dec 29, 2014
People usually listen closely to your first words--and your last. Make them meaningful.
By Sherman Cox on Dec 11, 2014
Help your listeners connect with your preaching points--and their purpose!
By Don Ballard on Apr 30, 2018
How can pastors apply Stephen Covey's principle, 'Begin With the End in Mind', to the area of preaching and teaching the Bible?
By Lance Witt on Oct 17, 2016
“What does true “unity” look like practically? If Jesus’ prayer was answered, what would be the evidence?”
By Jefferson Bethke on Feb 25, 2012
This creative spoken-word poetry provides a powerful statement about God's purpose for marriage--to make us holy.
By David Lose on Jun 5, 2014
There's nothing more resistant to purposeful, hopeful action in the present than nostalgia, the longing for a bygone era.
By Rick Warren on Mar 12, 2018
I'll say it over and over: The purpose of preaching is obedience. That is why you should always preach for response, aiming for people to act on what is said.
By Peter Mead on Jan 8, 2018
"God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is not primarily evangelists or apologists, although both are vitally important. God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is the church."
By Joe Hoagland on Mar 10, 2017
I am talking about purposely removing yourself from the busyness to focus on prayer for your congregation, reflection on your spiritual life and those around you, and meditation on the huge weight that is the pastoral ministry.
By Jared Wilson on Mar 8, 2016
Every Christian must be a theologian. This is something I tell my church often. The looks I get from some surprised souls are the evidence that I have not yet adequately communicated that the purposeful theological study of God by lay people is important.