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Learn more about the art of preaching and gain advice from leaders in the field with a few examples from SermonCentral's collection of hundreds of articles featuring practical how-tos relating to preaching, pastoring and church leadership. Topics ranging from:
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4 Simple Ways to Be a More Effective Speaker

How to improve your communication ability.
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Automated Streaming – Is it right for your church?

Ultimately, selecting to automate your streaming depends on the needs of your church.
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Should Your Church Print Weekly Bulletins?

What’s the purpose? Does your church really need a bulletin?
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Beat the Summer Slump: 15 Sermon And Worship Resources For Summer

Many churches experience "the summer slump," where attendance, giving, and participation might decrease. Use these powerful sermon and worship resources to beat the summer...
101 Easter Sermons and Ideas for Your Church

101 Easter Sermons and Ideas for Your Church

With these 101 Easter sermons and ideas for your church, you'll be ready to celebrate our risen Savior this year!
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30 Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Holy Week Worship Ideas

Holy Week, the final week before Jesus would suffer and die on the cross for our sins and rise again in victory over sin...
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25 Easter Ideas for Sermons and Worship After Easter

Once Easter is over, these 25 Easter ideas for sermons and worship will keep the momentum going. One of the best ways to follow up...
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25 Best Pentecost Sermon and Worship Resources

On Pentecost, the Church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit's power to proclaim the risen Christ to the ends of the earth. For...
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12 Memorial Day Resources For Preaching And Worship

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who have given their lives in military service for our nation. How can your church...
Father's Day Sermons

25 Father’s Day Sermons and Worship Resources

This Father's Day, here are 25 powerful Father's Day sermons and worship ideas — including sermons from Chuck Swindoll and Rick Warren — to help...
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Celebrate Your Graduates: 15 Sermon and Worship Resources for Graduation

Send off your graduates with godly wisdom that will help anyone who is entering a new chapter of their lives. Read more... Sermons 1. Fight For...
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17 Powerful Good Friday Quotes That’ll Get You Ready for Easter

These amazing Good Friday quotes are from sermons on our sister site SermonCentral.com.
These 51 Easter quotes will help you stop and reflect on this holy season of Easter. Each quote comes from a meaningful sermon on SermonCentral.com. #Easterquote #Easter #HeIsRisen #christian #Resurrection #EasterSundy

51 Easter Quotes Every Christian Should Read

These 51 Easter quotes will help you stop and reflect on this holy season of Easter. Each Easter quote comes from a meaningful Easter...
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21 Palm Sunday Quotes That Will Preach

21 pastors share some of their best thoughts for Palm Sunday worship service.
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How to Preach a Crisp, Clear Gospel Message

"For me, it all starts by communicating 10 words," says Larry Moyer.
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3 Tests of Pulpit Plagiarism: Do You Pass Them?

How do we walk the line between preparation and outright theft? Here's help.
Small Churches Are the Next Big Thing -- With One Condition

Small Churches Are the Next Big Thing—With One Condition

If small churches can provide opportunities for genuine relationships with God and each other, they can be the vanguard of a new church movement. But this opportunity comes with one, big condition.
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How to Pastor in the Age of Sexual Abuse Accusations

The tidal wave of sexual abuse accusations calls for pastors to take action—quickly.
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Chad Robichaux: Helping Broken Warriors Win the Most Important Battles in Life

“There’s an 85 percent divorce rate in military veterans. There are 20 plus suicides a day."
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Derwin Gray: Why Sunday Is Still the Most Segregated Time of the Week and...

"We as the church are to be a tutor to the world to say ‘This is what love looks like across ethnic, social-economic, and gender barriers' as we go about our sacred vocations of bringing glory to Jesus."
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