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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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  • Baptism
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When a Pastor is a Growth Barrier: The Value of a Strong Work Ethic

When a Pastor Is a Growth Barrier: The Value of a Strong Work Ethic

"A church that breaks barriers needs a leader that breaks barriers."
When a Pastor is a Growth Barrier: The Value of a Strong Work Ethic

When a Pastor Is a Growth Barrier: The Value of a Strong Work Ethic

"A church that breaks barriers needs a leader that breaks barriers."

Where Have All the Evangelism Conferences Gone?

"The lack of evangelism conferences today is a small problem symptomatic of a HUGE problem."

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25 Excellent Discipleship Resources

The web's top discipleship resources compiled in one place.

4 Spouse-Killers in Your Ministry

When our wives feel overloaded, we should lean more into our safe friends.

3 Tests of Plagiarism: Do Your Sermons Pass Them?

In a world of preaching, a pastor who takes sermons from other preachers—word-for-word—without giving credit is guilty of plagiarism.

New Dinesh D'Souza Film Tells the "True Story of America"

"America" will answer critics on the nation's politics and Christian heritage.

How 450 Sermons Revealed Four Preaching Truths

LifeWay Research discovered four common factors in good preaching: Are they part of yours?

5 Keys to Sticky Preaching

How to preach "sticky" messages to an ever-changing church.

Does Your Preaching Target People's Ears?

Before the printing press changed the way we process information, preaching was different.

Preaching: 4 Ways to Gain Attention – 3 Ways to Keep It

Two critical skills every preacher needs: how to grab their attention and how to keep it!

It's Time for Some Red Zone Evangelism

Evangelist Kent Tucker gives a practical game plan for evangelism in its most important stage.

6 Benefits of Not Changing Churches

Thinking about moving to another church? Before you do, consider the benefits of "not" changing churches.
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Preaching for Life Change

How can our preaching lead to Christ-like convictions that produce Christ-like character?
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94 Servant Evangelism Ideas for Your Church

Here are some simple and practical tips to get your church started in servant evangelism.

Preaching Beyond the Skeleton

An outline is not a sermon. It needs muscle, blood, and flesh.

Wasting Your Time Preaching

Dr. Larry Moyer shares four ways to be sure your preaching moves your listeners to act.

Fruitful Congregations: Five Practices

Five skills any congregation can--and should--learn.

7 Ways to Get Your Church Onto the Praying Field

What would it take to get the people in our churches off the bench?
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