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time on sermon preparation

How Much Time Should Pastors Spend on Sermon Prep?

How much time should a pastor spend each week preparing their sermon? I have heard seminary professors say that you should spend an hour for every minute you preach. But by that logic, a 30-minute sermon would require 30 hours! So how much time should you spend on sermon prep? The short answer is: there’s […]

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best mic for preaching

The Best Microphone for Preaching

What is the best microphone for preaching? I once preached a sermon that I thought was one of my best yet. But then I watched the recording. I was horrified! My mic popped and hissed throughout the entire message. It was distracting and embarrassing. Has this ever happened to you? A great sermon can be […]

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Christians words and phrases

12 Christianese Words and Phrases We Need to Explain

Are you fluent in Christianese? Christianese is the insider language that church people speak which may sound confusing or odd to non-Christians. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, watch this video poking fun at the words Christians say.  VIDEO: Shoot Christians Say Can’t see the video? Click here. This video is […]

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how to preach without notes

How to Preach Without Notes – 3 Simple Steps

How do you preach without notes? I wrote earlier about some of the benefits to preaching without notes. But, as some readers mentioned, the question remains: How does a person actually go about doing this? What are the steps, tips, and tricks to preach without notes? Here are the three things you absolutely must do to […]

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preaching without notes

7 Benefits of Preaching Without Notes

Growing up, I never wanted to be a pastor because public speaking was one of my biggest fears. If I were to have ranked my worst fears in order, it would have been: Girls Public speaking Death Speaking to girls My first sermon was terrible. I hid behind the biggest podium I could find, clutching […]

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