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.
By Chris Surber on Aug 25, 2018
Author Chris Surber suggests six avenues to handle the hurt and disappointment so common in pastoral ministry.
By Chris Surber on Aug 16, 2018
Can you bring the goods when life and death are at stake?
By Chris Surber on Mar 23, 2017
In all of our efforts to be relevant are we forgetting the mysterious beauty of God?
By Chris Surber on Oct 21, 2016
Preaching Christ at the funeral of an unbeliever requires the subtle art of careful preaching. It’s as much about what you don’t say as what you do say.
By Chris Surber on Oct 20, 2016
I’ve preached a lot of funerals. Along the way I’ve learned some lessons from others and I’ve learned some lessons the hard way.
By Chris Surber on Sep 1, 2016
He is a poor preacher who gives no offense to his listeners.
By Chris Surber on Sep 9, 2015
"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 May 14, 2015
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 Dec 29, 2014
People usually listen closely to your first words--and your last. Make them meaningful.
By Chris Surber on Dec 22, 2014
If we want Christmas preaching to matter, we've got to preach like Christmas matters.
By Chris Surber on Nov 6, 2014
Perhaps your sermon outline is actually a sermon series. Can you tell the difference?
By Chris Surber on Oct 9, 2014
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 Oct 1, 2014
"Bigger churches can do things smaller cannot do. And little churches do things much larger churches can never do."