For many preachers, the joy of this work is in the delivery, and the anxiety of the work is in the planning and writing. Here are 7 tactics and approaches that can help relieve some of that anxiety.
There are 3 arcs to keep in mind when planning, writing, and delivering a sermon or sermon series: narrative, emotional, and rhythmic. They are all part of the congregation’s experience, and they can contribute toward or take away from the impact of a sermon.
Austin Channing Brown is an author, writer, and speaker who focuses on racial justice and racial reconciliation. Austin joins us today to talk about how to lead difficult conversations in our congregations and she shares about her new book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.”
Announcements are a double-edged sword: both necessary and often a waste of time in worship. Here are 10 action steps for better church announcements with a special focus on including relevant announcements in your sermon.
In 2010, Brené Brown delivered a TEDxTalk that she describes as, “the combination of an accident and an experiment.” It has since been viewed by over 33 million people, landing it in the top 5 most viewed TED Talks. In this episode, we explore some of the factors of its success that are transferable to preachers and teachers.
Rev. Matt Miofsky is the founding and lead pastor of The Gathering in St. Louis. MO. In part 2 of this 2-part interview, Matt talks with us about assessing, understanding, and responding to success and failure in preaching.