Advent is supposed to be a season for things like love, joy, hope, and peace. And yet, unrealistic expectations and extra events can leave ministry leaders feeling more stressed out than ever. If preaching or teaching a little shorter will help you better enter into Advent, then do it.
Preaching inevitably leads to feedback, and some of it is negative. Using a framework devised by graphic designer Michael Bierut, this episode explores how to respond to negative feedback.
Leadership writer Simon Sinek discovered that transformational leaders and organizations start with an understanding of why they do what they do. In this episode, Dan shares a sermon he preached adapting this content for our lives of faith and ministry.
Abby Norman is the pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Abby joins us to share about how her sermon process has changed as she replants a local church.
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.