Fact: Preaching Is the Main Reason Why People Attend Church

By | 2017-04-25T10:47:43+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

Why do people go to church? A recent Gallup study found that 76% of people who attend church at least once a month say that sermons that teach them more about Scripture are the primary reason they go. Plus, 75% also listed sermons that help them connect their beliefs to their lives as a major [...]

5 Resources Smart Pastors Use To Save Time For More Ministry

By | 2017-04-18T11:05:16+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

All pastors have more work to do than time to do it. Until Jesus comes back, there will always be more ministry to do. You could always do more... sermon prep outreach phone calls emails hospital visits meetings Bible studies plus a hundred other things. You will always have more work to do than time [...]

How Much Time Should I Spend On Sermon Preparation?

By | 2017-04-08T13:10:05+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

In economics, there is principle called the law of diminishing returns. Put simply, the law states that after reaching a certain threshold, the input yields less output than before. For example, imagine you own a busy coffee shop. You find that one employee can make say 25 cups of coffee per hour. You hire another [...]

5 Easter Preaching Tips to Bring Guests Back for More

By | 2017-03-27T13:19:06+00:00 March 28th, 2017|

Easter services are one of the highest attendance days of the year for most churches. It’s the big event—the church’s equivalent to the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people will trust their time to your church. We often celebrate the number of people who come, but that’s not the real indicator [...]

30 Easter Sermon Ideas

By | 2017-03-23T11:29:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

Easter is coming again soon. Are you ready? Every year pastors have the duty to come up with yet another great Easter sermon. But after years of preaching the same message, you can start to feel like a broken record. The Easter message should be the same every year. You should preach the good news [...]

9 Things Pastors Need to Know About Sermon Delivery

By | 2017-03-13T14:30:03+00:00 March 13th, 2017|

Effective preaching is more than just about what you say. It’s also about how you say it. Too many sermons fail not because of bad content, but because of bad delivery. Nobody how experienced you are, you should never stop learning. You should always be a student of sermon delivery because there is always room [...]