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When Pastors Do This, It Drives Me Crazy

I listen to a lot of preaching because I believe I can learn from everyone. Good or bad. Recently I listened to a pastor who began his sermon with a passage of scripture. He read through the entire passage. I expected that the remainder of the sermon would expound upon this text and apply it to […]

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7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons

A few months ago a 13-year-old girl approached me after I preached, and excitedly proclaimed, “Good sermon. I actually paid attention to your whole message! I didn’t get bored once!” My first thought was, “Thank you Jesus! I have witnessed a miracle! A 13-year-old girl’s fleeting attention was held by a sermon over 30 minutes.” But then I thought, […]

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5 Ways Pastors Can Take Advantage of Summer

The summer months are coming soon. In most churches, that means lower attendance. With lower attendance comes a bit of a slower pace of ministry. Some churches try to fight this. But maybe, instead of fighting the summer, you should embrace it. Here are a few ways how. 1. Don’t over schedule  The biggest mistake […]

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