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Men, we need you. We—mothers, daughters, and sisters—need your help to raise healthy young women. We need every ounce of masculine courage and wit you own because fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for a daughter’s life.
Consider this: The vast majority of churches in our country aren’t making an impact in their communities. In fact, 94% of churches are losing ground against the population growth of the communities they serve. [ref] Most church leaders got into the ministry because they dreamed of reaching people and seeing them grow closer to God. But while “in the weeds” of ministry, it’s very easy to lose your way as you try to move your ministry forward.
In the early days as a preacher, speaker or communicator, it’s almost impossible not to get better.
After all, you’re actively learning every time you step behind the mic or podium. You learn a lot quickly and fairly easily.
But eventually, all of us plateau. It might take a year or a decade, but all of us reach the point where we don’t know how to get better.
I’ve often wished I could say something to every leader. Some things I’ve learned the hard way. I often share things leadership should do, but today I thought I’d share some things not to do.
Some things to quit.
Last week I listened to the Annual Preaching Seminar presented by The Rocket Company you can find them on Twitter at #preachbettersermons. Every year is a time of inspiration and learning and this year was no different. One of the teachings that struck me was about finding your preaching voice. I’ve reproduced the notes here with some comments and links that I hope you will find helpful.