No matter what profession someone is in, having great tools to help you do your job well is vital! Whether it’s a mechanic who needs to know what equipment to put in his or her shop, or a real estate agent who needs to learn best practices when it comes to helping a family find…

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If we’re going to lead people who are far from God towards Jesus, we have to bust their stereotypes. This begins with understanding their mindset. **(This is a compiled excerpt from one of the sections in Preaching Rocket module 5, “Preaching To The Unchurched!” Do you know what an unchurched, non-Christian thinks of you, pastor?…

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How to Have a More Effective Presentation by Jeff Henderson For many years now, I’ve asked people this simple question: How many of you have ever endured a boring presentation? Every single time, the same response happens. People laugh. They look at the person next to them. Roll their eyes. And raise their hand. Every…

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  How a More Effective Sermon Prep Time Starts with This … by Will Graham Tests show that writing on physical paper (as opposed to typing on a keyboard) increases conceptual comprehension and retention. And, according to The Guardian, it isn’t just words and letters that we process differently. “Texts themselves, so far as our…

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Keys to Better Sermon Prep by Keith Cook If you’re reading this… I bet you’re not a terrible speaker. In fact…I would imagine that you are probably above average.   You’re a pastor or leader of some sort and weekly have to get up in front of people to communicate. But I wonder… What separates…

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by Ben Crawshaw You can use stories to preach on praise. Below is a fine example of enriching your sermons with true-to-life stories of people praising God, even in the less than ideal circumstances. Story: The book The Hiding Place, is the story of Corrie Ten Boom, her sister, Betsie, and their father who hid…

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by Jeff Henderson How do you teach the Bible to people who don’t believe the Bible and may not be very interested in what the Bible has to say? You tell stories. Stories are powerful. It’s why we love to watch movies and TV, and read novels. When you teach propositional truth, you set me…

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A Plan for Working on (Not in) Your Sermons by Will Graham At least 4,700 pastors admitted in a past Rocket survey that they wish they could be less involved in the micro-details of their sermons and still be effective as a communicator. When you’re a part-time speaker or only preach about 5-6 times a…

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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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