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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Do your ever struggle to get your congregation’s attention right out of the gate? Do you ever find it difficult to keep them engaged throughout your sermon? Do you ever wonder if you did a good job of driving home your point? If so, here are 7 preaching tips you can learn from Andy Stanley’s sermon…

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Crawford Loritts, Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA, conducted an incredible seminar on effective preaching and teaching. Crawford’s thoughts were so insightful that our team wished to pass them along to you. One thing you will notice as you read Crawford’s words is his incredible use of language and desire to invest…

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I grew up in a great church in Florida and was blessed to hear incredible messages as a teenager from Dr. Jerry Vines. Maybe you don’t know Dr. Vines, but he was my ministry hero. When I was an 18-year-old college freshman at Florida State University, I got my first job working at a church.…

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An assumption is taking something for granted.  It’s an assumed truth that is not questioned.  We do it in our relationships, our jobs and our lives all the time. And preachers make assumptions about their audience every sunday.  Unfortunately, those assumptions can render a sermon ineffective.  Here are five common assumptions pastors make. 1.  Your…

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