By Chris Surber on Jun 11, 2019
"Can I call her up to the front on Sunday morning, have her sit in front of the congregation and use her sin as an example?”
By Chris Surber on Apr 16, 2019
A working knowledge of Church history teaches us to be humble. Our footprints aren’t the first tracks on this road.
By Chris Surber on Mar 4, 2019
Perhaps your sermon outline is actually a sermon series. Can you tell the difference?
By Chris Surber on Feb 26, 2019
God feels far away. Everybody at home is mad at you. Even the dog won’t talk to you. What do you do when you need to do sermon prep but you just aren’t feeling it?
By Chris Surber on Feb 16, 2019
The Gospel is for everybody everywhere. Is your sermon?
By Chris Surber on Feb 15, 2019
We have a lot of people genuinely called, sincerely gifted people who struggle to find their way past the gatekeepers in our churches and denominations.
By Chris Surber on Feb 4, 2019
Every church has those things that it clings to that are off the table for change or removal, and usually even for discussion--unless you bring them up.
By Chris Surber on Jan 26, 2019
Preaching in the abstract means missing real lives and real people. Here are four ways to connect to real people.
By Chris Surber on Jan 19, 2019
Life isn't a series of problems to be solved. It is a journey to be lived out.
By Chris Surber on Dec 7, 2018
A crowd of non-churchgoers just gathered in a church. Call me crazy. I don't know much. But perhaps you should tell them about Jesus?
By Chris Surber on Nov 19, 2018
God uses big churches for certain Kingdom jobs, and God uses little churches for specific assignments.
By Chris Surber on Sep 29, 2018
Love in the pastorate--not logic in the academic hall--wins people to Christ.
By Chris Surber on Sep 27, 2018
Preach with a focus to cultivate life together and nurture incarnate community rather than simple gatherings of people.
By Chris Surber on Sep 20, 2018
What is your church doing to train future preachers and pastors?
By Chris Surber on Aug 28, 2018
The greater the distance between you and your listeners, the easier it is to preach at them. Sharing life with them leads you to preaching the messy way.