Christmas presents such a great opportunity for outreach in your church. Because even the unchurched let their guards down, even if just a little, when it comes to church at Christmas, your ability to speak to those far from God can be pivotal. Rather than squander the opportunity, make the most of it. In fact,…

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Preaching Rocket coach Jeff Henderson spoke with Jud Wilhite, pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. The subject was preaching. As a pastor, how do you make sure you’re talking to everyone in your audience? The # pain for preachers seems to be preparation … How do you get ahead? What tweaks do…

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by Ben Crawshaw Jason Day is the number one golfer on the planet … Day is the Australian player who has dominated the PGA tournament the last couple years and has cemented his place at the #1 spot. At only 29 years of age, he’s doing the unfathomable on the golf course. And guess what?…

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by Vince Antonucci I know a married couple named Dallas and Ann Stamper. Ann was kind of marginally unchurched. She had grown up going to church but hadn’t really gone in years. She wanted to try it again, and thought they should raise their kids in church. Dallas was totally unchurched. He was vehemently against…

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Preaching Calendar

A preaching calendar leads to more focused preparation, more confidence in your sermons, and a balanced diet of spiritual exhortation. One of the best ways to build an annual preaching calendar is to take one or two days and focus on the task. With a little bit of preparation and some intentional focus, you can…

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When was the last time you caught someone falling asleep in one of your sermons? Of course there’s always going to be that one person, but obviously you’d like to keep everyone awake for the 30 minutes that you have your congregation’s attention every week. That’s easier said than done though when you’re the one…

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What if you could quickly shrink the gap between you and your audience? What if you could connect with them in a way that pulled them in to your entire sermon? The FIRST FIVE MINUTES of your sermon is one of the things we focus on in Preaching Rocket, a revolutionary, step-by-step system designed to…

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Sermon block. We’ve all faced it. Sunday is coming, you’ve got a topic, but the talking points just won’t come together. While there is no one-size-fits-all fix, we’ve got three suggestions to help you when the sermon just isn’t coming together. Go to the Movies This might sound like embracing procrastination at first, but bear…

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Pastors, you have faced criticism in your career. Maybe the ministry criticism comes from members of your congregation. Maybe it’s from church community members. Maybe it’s even coming from staff members. Regardless of the source, when the criticism flies, it stings. We’ve found that recognizing your criticizers and knowing how to navigate them is the foundation…

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Are you coming off the Easter glow? The Sunday was a success: people came, heard the Gospel and now you have a lot of momentum going at your church. People are EXCITED to be there. Now the onus is on you to take that momentum and do something. With the excitement of growth comes the…

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