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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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?…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

In church, we often make the mistake of telling people the truth without communicating it through a real-life story or example that could impact a person’s life. Telling someone God can change their life is never as powerful as showing them a changed life. One of the best ways to do that? A story. Think…

Read More

  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,…

Read More

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…

Read More