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How to Get Speaking Engagements at Churches

If you're available for speaking engagements, public speaking events, organizations looking for speakers, engagements at schools, engagements at colleges, here are 8 strategies to set yourself in a great position for landing them.
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6 Ways to Effective Preaching

This might be the most important principle for effective preaching I’ve learned. It led to my best sermons.
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How to Deliver a Sermon – 9 Preaching Tips

Effective preaching is more than just about what you say. It’s also about how you say it, and not every preach knows how to deliver a sermon.
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5 Strategies for Summer Church Services

I’ve been peppered in recent weeks with questions about summer church services and how to address the summer slump in attendance. Here are some ideas:

14 Principles Of Effective Church Administration

Dr. Dwight Riddick's remark was “Operate the church like a business? Yes, but elevate that. Operate the church like the Bible says.  Good businesses get their ideas from the Bible. If the church does good Bible, it will do good business.” That's effective church administration.

Coping With Disapproval – A Pastor’s Guide

A disapproving facial expression stirs up the flight-fight part of our brain and heightens anxiety, even more than an angry facial expression does. I’ve experienced those disapproving looks and have learnedabout coping with disapproval.
Shepherd God’s Flock: Protecting God’s People

Pastors, How Do We Protect the Flock ?

One wolf in a sheep pen can ravage the whole flock. The same is true in the church. One false teacher in the congregation can cause untold damage. An essential component of pastoral leadership is the call to protect the flock.
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Run 4 Experiments This Summer to Help Find Changes in the Church This Fall

Summer Church Experiments - Rather than looking for the “perfect” strategy for your church, it’s better to consider your practices as a series of experiments with changes in the church and then watch the results.
Generous Church: Ten Top Characteristics

Generous Church: Ten Top Characteristics

Everyone sees the problems with giving; here is a vision for some solutions.
sermons and teaching

Share Your Sermons and Teaching on Amazon Alexa

StreamingChurchTV has a new concept that gives pastors and teachers a new platform for giving millions of people access to their sermons and teaching through Amazon Alexa devices.
How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony: The Complete Guide

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony: The Pastor’s Complete Guide

When it comes time to officiate a wedding ceremony, don't be caught off guard. Here are all the things you need to know about how to perform a wedding ceremony.
pastoral calling

Pastoral Calling: What, Who, How and When

The only way for a pastor to avoid the many distractions of life and to remain steadfast throughout his life and ministry is to know what God has truly called the pastor to do.
church buildings

Jesus Never Told Us to Fill Church Buildings

Jesus didn’t tell us to “work really hard to gather people into large crowds to fill up your church buildings. Then I’ll know that you love me.”
preaching quotes

15 Awesome Preaching Quotes To Inspire Your Preaching

If you're trying to grow in the craft of preaching, let these preaching quotes challenge your approach to the pulpit. And be encouraged--you CAN make a difference!
church administration

7 Skills for Effective Church Administration

I believe there are some helpful skills for those who want to lead in church administration to not only care for and disciple the people in the church now, but actually grow and be healthy at the same time
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5 Physical Ways Pastors Prepare for Sunday

What do you do to prepare for Sundays? What good preparation habits do you recognize in your preacher?
generic preaching

This Is No Time for Generic Preaching

Generic preaching can create all kinds of pain, especially when we are vague about the expectations we have of other people. I believe clarity counts for a lot in the arena of preaching.
sermon prep

Sermon Prep: Why Do You Spend so Much Time on It?

Regardless how much time a pastor spends in sermon prep, a common question can be “why.” Why do you spend so much time in sermon prep?
executive pastor

My First Four Lessons as an Executive Pastor

Do you know the distinguishing differences between being the leader and supporting the leader?
pastors who drink beer

Is It OK for Pastors to Drink?

Jesus turned water into wine—so does that give the green light to pastors to drink alcohol?

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UMC Edges Toward Historic Split Over LGBTQ Inclusion. This Church Showed...

United Methodists' debate over sexuality did not begin with the ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ ordination the denomination’s global decision-making body reaffirmed at its 2019 special session. It started in 1972.

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Doug Logan: Why True Racial Reconciliation Has to Start With Jesus

“I like to frame up the conversation about racial reconciliation with just reconciliation," says Dr. Doug Logan, Jr., "because that's what we've been given.”