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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  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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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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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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When was the last time you caught someone falling asleep in one of your sermons? Of course there’s always going to be that one person, but obviously you’d like to keep everyone awake for the 30 minutes that you have your congregation’s attention every week. That’s easier said than done though when you’re the one…

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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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