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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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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I can’t help but wonder if you’ve ever been there… It’s Saturday, and you’re not completely sure if your message is as “installed” as it needs to be … Here’s a lesson from the home improvement world. Try uninstalling a dining room chandelier when you’re not exactly certain what you’re supposed to do with the…

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Pastors and communicators, One tool to put in your pocket as you prepare to speak…. Stories. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ? Philip Pullman  “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”—Rudyard Kipling Stories are memorable. Stories engage emotion.…

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