15 Things Pastors Need to Stop Right Now

By | January 18th, 2017|

Dear Pastor, I love you. I want nothing more than for you to be all who God wants you to be. So this might hurt a little. I’m writing you this letter because I have noticed a few things that we have fallen into saying or doing that don’t represent Christ well. With all due [...]

12 Preaching Tips From Charles Spurgeon

By | January 10th, 2017|

Charles Spurgeon is arguably one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. He preached over 600 sermons before the age of 20. The collection of his recorded sermons fills 63 volumes and over 20 million words, making it the largest collection of books by a single Christian author. He once spoke to an audience of [...]

ProPreacher’s Top Posts of 2016

By | December 28th, 2016|

Wow, 2016 is almost over. Can you believe it? I want to thank each and every one of you for making 2016 such an amazing year at ProPreacher. This site would not be possible without the support of readers like you. When I started ProPreacher back in 2012, I had no idea that anyone would [...]

Why You Need a Sermon Calendar, and How to Make One

By | December 20th, 2016|

Listen, if you want to be an effective preacher, you need a sermon calendar. You might get away with winging it for a while, but eventually, you will either burn out or fail to reach your God-given potential. If you still need convincing, here are four reasons you need an annual preaching calendar, and how [...]

Get This Great 2017 Sermon Calendar

By | December 13th, 2016|

As a new pastor, the weight of weekly sermon preparation crushed me. I had preached a few sermons here and there before, but preaching every single week was terrifying. If I had not taken action to get organized, I would never have made it. The Problem One of the most difficult tasks for pastors is [...]

5 Tips for Christmas Sermons That Bring Guests Back

By | December 6th, 2016|

Are you ready for your Christmas sermon? As you are well aware, Christmas Eve services are one of the highest attendance days of the year for most churches. It's the big event, the big night. Hundreds—maybe even thousands—of people will trust their valuable time to your church. But the week after, will your guests come [...]