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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.

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Holy Week

30 Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Holy Week Worship Ideas

Holy Week is filled with opportunities for your church to gather around God's Word in worship. Discover these 30 ideas to use during Holy Week. #holyweek #palmsunday #eastersunday #worshipideas
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How to Turn Sermons Into Small Group Studies

When you think about your sermon files, digital, analog, or otherwise, you are loaded with content. But, how do you repurpose your vast content into small group studies?
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Small Churches Are the Next Big Thing—With One Condition

If a small church can provide opportunities for genuine relationships with God and among the church members, such churches can be the vanguard of a new church movement. But this opportunity comes with one big condition.
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What Do I Do If I Want to Quote a Fallen Pastor in My...

I typically preach from a full manuscript. I know, I know, you aren’t supposed to do that. But it works for me. And I...
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6 Options When It Seems Like No One Is Listening to Your Sermon

If you’ve ever preached or taught and felt like no one was listening to your sermon, you know what I’m talking about in this...
Music Vs. Sermon: Worship Music Does More Than Set the Table

Music Vs. Sermon: Worship Music Does More Than Set the Table

Worship music vs. sermon: Some believe the purpose of our worship service music is just to set the table.
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4 Simple Ways to Be a More Effective Speaker

How to improve your communication ability.
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Three Communication Problems With Preaching Sermons That Aren’t Your Own

It is a constant struggle in church and ministry communications to find the right balance between using technology to aid in ministry and using technology to diminish ministry effectiveness.
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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...
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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...
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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Should My Church Use Screens during Worship?

Using screens during worship can be a hot topic for some people. Many churches use screens effectively and without detracting from worship.
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...
Palm Sunday

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.
3 Tests of Pulpit Plagerism: Do You Pass Them?

3 Tests of Pulpit Plagiarism: Do You Pass Them?

How do we walk the line between preparation and outright theft? Here's help.
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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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Some Christians Labeled Simone Biles a ‘Quitter,’ ‘Selfish,’ ‘Sociopath’—But Pastors Should...

Olympic gymnast and international superstar Simone Biles shocked the world when she withdrew from the team final. Her decision received widespread support, as well as a surprising level of backlash.

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