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Practice What You Preach

Sunday services are filled with information that the pastor/preacher hopes will be life-transforming for the listeners. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves (Pastors) so busy in...

Virtual Discipleship

“So, what about online discipleship? How do you make that work?” A quick perusal of churches on the internet reveals that the US church is...

20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters & Pastors

I love quotes! I especially like quotes from people who have a track record. They inspire me to press forward even when the going gets...

6 Reasons You SHOULD Preach Other Pastor’s Sermons

The secret to leading a growing church is to steal, steal, steal. If you want to lead your church in dynamic spiritual and numerical growth...

How To Create Compelling Sermon Titles

Here’s a quick and easy process to follow that will help you generate compelling sermon titles every week: 1. Title Your Message Only After You...

Pastoring Through a Pandemic

This feels like we’re experiencing a biblical plague.  Well, maybe it’s not a plague, but it is a difficult time for church members and leaders...

3 Practical Ways To Take Your Preaching To The Next Level

Here are a few practical things that you can do to take your preaching to the next level, with minimal effort. 1. Do a two-minute warning. My...

A Month By Month Guide To Understanding Your Listener’s Mindsets

All great communicators begin with focusing on their listener’s mindset, not their topic. Senior Pastor’s who are great preachers are no exception to this rule. Below...

The Three Second Rule

It happened again. Great worship was happening and then … nothing. Silence Dead air time Squirrel!!! Let’s be honest here … if the radio (or your favorite online...

3 Questions to Ask When Planning a Sermon Series

One of the best changes my church ever made was going from preaching stand-alone sermons every Sunday to preaching through sermon series. Sermon series...

5 Steps To Writing Excellent Sermons In 8 Hours Or Less

If you’re going to lead your church through the next growth barrier, you can’t squander the most precious personal resource you have: time. This includes wasting time on unfocused...

Growth By Accident. Death By Committee.

“Yeah, the weirdest thing. Everything seemed to be going well, at least it looked that way on the surface to us. We went away...

The Happy(Note) Story

The following is a guest post by Happy Leman. Happy and his wife Dianne are the co-founding pastors of  The Vineyard Church of Central...

Don’t Let Them Die! Give Them This!

Vision isn’t just something good for leaders to have, it’s a must! Proverbs says it pretty clearly… Without vision people DIE. They won’t follow a leader...

Brevity of Sermons

Note: This post was originally written several years ago but is still relevant today and something worth considering as communicators of the greatest message...

No Ministries At Our Church

CP Editor Note: This article was previously posted many years ago. The content, however, is still very relevant and brings attention to consumerism within...

Sermon Planning 101

Here are a few things to consider when planning sermons for the new year: 1) Consider preaching through the Bible every year - We read through...

Finish Your Sermon by 11 a.m. Monday

I want to show you how you can finish your sermons, every single week, by Monday at 11 a.m. Yes, you heard me right. I promise...

Preach it… With More Than Just Feeling

Preaching. Countless people have done it and are doing it. And as we all know, there isn’t just one way of doing it. When...

The Two Threads of Church Plant Leadership

The number one requirement for a successful church plant is a certain quality of leadership. This leadership, in my mind, has two primary threads: what...
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