By Brandon Kelley on Sep 16, 2017
Dave Stone’s 8 Principles to Great Preaching
By Brandon Kelley on Sep 11, 2017
Every church has leaders, but not every church has leaders in the right place. If there’s a person in the wrong place in leadership, extensive damage can be done.
By Brandon Kelley on Aug 24, 2017
If you haven’t grasped this yet, your sermon introduction is vitally important. But what does it look like to knock the introduction out of the park? What are some things to avoid? What are some things to ensure are a part of it? Let’s dive into the 10 commandments of an effective sermon introduction!
By Brandon Kelley on Jul 1, 2017
Do you want more people to walk away from the church gathering and actually remember the big idea from your sermon? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t?
By Brandon Kelley on Jun 17, 2017
A Step-by-Step Approach to Efficient Sermon Preparation
By Brandon Kelley on Apr 8, 2017
A couple of years ago, I decided to make the switch from night owl to morning person and that switch has made all the difference.
By Brandon Kelley on Jan 27, 2017
Timothy Keller seems to have the pulse of our present culture in a way that I’ve not encountered before.
By Brandon Kelley on Nov 14, 2016
Most churches genuinely want to welcome and reach those who are far from God. Sometimes the reason they don’t is because they get in their own way.
By Brandon Kelley on Oct 25, 2016
Instead of sitting and worrying about the state of the Church in America, let’s begin asking the question, what are growing churches doing differently?
By Brandon Kelley on Aug 4, 2016
It is not enough to simply preach what the passage of Scripture says within your next sermon. It’s a good start, but don’t stop there. You’ll stop short of something truly beautiful, truly remarkable.
By Brandon Kelley on May 28, 2016
What happens when leaders get passionately divided? Church splits. Or worse.1 If leaders get divided and don’t reconcile, they can become viruses within the body of the local church that leads to a slow death.
By Brandon Kelley on May 3, 2016
People love stories, and that is what narrative is. When we can powerfully preach a narrative passage, we’ll see people not only respond to the message, but they’ll become more in awe at God’s word!
By Brandon Kelley on Mar 23, 2016
You have a ton of things to do every week. Wouldn’t it be great to have some super productive sermon writing time so you could put more time toward leading your church into the future? Sermon writing can be overwhelming when you have other major projects to worry about. But don’t worry anymore! There’s a way to get more productive in less time.
By Brandon Kelley on Mar 12, 2016
If you haven’t watched the show, Jack Bauer, works for the Counter Terrorism Unit with the Federal Government. Every new season is a new 24 hour timeframe and every episode is in “real time.” While the details of the storyline vary each season and even each episode, the main idea is the same – Jack and his team are working to keep America safe from terrorists.
By Brandon Kelley on Feb 15, 2016
A sermon speaks from the grand narrative of Scripture to the grand narrative of your life. These two stories have identifiable tension points: use them!
By Brandon Kelley on Dec 7, 2015
All eyes are on you. Staring. Waiting for you to say something. Many people are sweating just thinking about it.
By Brandon Kelley on Oct 21, 2015
Force yourself to create an engaging and impactful message in a little amount of time.
By Brandon Kelley on Sep 8, 2015
Part Two of a great debate between topical and exposity preaching.
By Brandon Kelley on Aug 6, 2015
Listen in as pastors share real-life examples of sermmon prep.
By Brandon Kelley on Jul 29, 2015
Sure, it's simple: but that doesn't mean it's easy to do.
By Brandon Kelley on Jun 24, 2015
When Jesus taught, many walked away wondering what the heck that Rabbi was talking about.
By Brandon Kelley on May 26, 2015
Instead of allowing your sermon content to be forgotten, do these things to bring the point of your message back to your listeners all week long.