The big Sunday is almost here. And when it’s done, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief; but you have to do it all over again the following Sunday. And the Sunday after that. And the one after that…(you get it). You probably have two big questions on your mind: How do I keep the…

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Being a pastor can be a lonely place sometimes. It’s hard to find people you can open up to, be honest with, or “vent” about your struggles and frustrations. You want to be honest with your spouse without overwhelming him or her, stressing them out, or making them your punching bag (as a side, we…

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Easter is early again this year, and we’re excited about it! As we approach the day, we want to help you and your church community feel the anticipation to make this season extra meaningful. Here are five ways to building anticipation for this pivotal Sunday. Set the Stage for Easter Easter doesn’t have to be a…

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Growing up, the idea of a female preaching on a Sunday morning was unheard of. I recognize that it’s still somewhat controversial in some churches, but let me be clear about one thing… I didn’t want, ask for, or look for the opportunity. It looked for me. I was 57 years old when my church…

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  Let’s talk about what it means to preach a sermon. To do that, I’ve perused the preaching planet and see how some heavy hitters define “Preach” and “Sermon.” Preach Definition According to Tim Keller, “To preach is to expose people to the Bible in its clearest and most vivid form.” According to Louie Giglio,…

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If you’ve preached for longer than six months, you probably already have one of these… a sermon blooper. A misspoken phrase… A slip of the tongue… And you say something that you absolutely didn’t mean to say. Luckily, no one caught in on video. Or, if they did, you promised to do three months of pastoral…

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Lebron James. Do you ever wish you had his yearly salary? How about for just one day? Yeah, me too. I’d also take his athletic ability, strength, speed, and headband collection. But enough about that. The truth is, preaching like Lebron plays basketball would be a good thing, right? Sure. I mean, he’s one of…

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Being a preacher is easy… As long as you don’t want to get any better. If you want to improve, you have to pull back the curtain and walk into this terrifying arena called FEEDBACK. Before you have a nervous breakdown, take a deep breath and relax. This doesn’t have to be like dental surgery. Think…

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