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    5 Things Preachers Must Do With the Biblical Text in the Sermon

    5 Things Preachers Must Do With the Biblical Text in the Sermon

    Okay, you’ve studied the biblical text. You’ve prayed through that process. You’ve taken notes. You understand the flow of the immediate text you’re preaching on and you understand the context it fits into. Now, it’s time to start thinking through the sermon writing process and how you’re going to present the biblical text in the […]

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    Links of the Week (5/19/18)

    Links of the Week

    Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week. Links of the Week Things You Don’t Learn in Seminary – Preaching – by Scott M. Douglas Bible Teachers: It’s Not Just What You Say That Matters, It’s What People Hear – by Trevin […]

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    New to Ministry? 5 Things You Should Know and Do

    New to Ministry? 5 Things You Should Know and Do

    Are you new to ministry? If so, there are some things that you should know and do. So, to the new youth minister, children’s minister, associate minister, lead minister, etc., here are some things you should know. New to Ministry? 5 Things You Should Know and Do 1. Expect ministry to be harder than… …you […]

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    Gen Z: Reaching a New Generation

    Gen Z: A Profile of a New Generation

    Many pastors and Christian leaders worry a lot about the shifting culture of the last twenty years. We can worry about a lot: being branded a bigot, losing tax-exempt status, being persecuted. Who knows? We can worry (which is a sin, by the way). Or we can see the shifting culture (and the new generation rising […]

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    Links of the Week (5/12/18)

    Links of the Week

    Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week. Links of the Week CNLP 180: William Vanderbloemen On How To Gain A Competitive Advantage By Creating An Amazing Culture Staff And Volunteers Won’t Want To Leave – by Carey Nieuwhof How To Prepare […]

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    4 Things Holding Your Elder Board and Staff Back From Thriving

    4 Things Holding Your Elder Board and Staff Back From Thriving

    When an elder board and staff thrive, the local church thrives. But you and I both know of too many stories and examples of elder boards (or whatever you call your leadership team) and church staffs that are dysfunctional. Why is that? According to Thom Rainer, 200 churches will close this week. That’s heartbreaking. It’s […]

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    11 Tips for Using Sermon Illustrations

    11 Tips for Using Sermon Illustrations

    Explanation, illustration, and application; good sermons have all 3. For many preachers (young and old) the illustration pool can be tough to wade through. Where to find them, how to use them, where to store them, what will relate well; these are but a few of the questions involved in using illustrations. Here are a few […]