Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

“The story of God is all about God and God’s people. Yes, there are absolutely things that I can apply to my own life, but that is not the end goal.”

“I think that Paul’s pastoral letters are incredibly helpful.”

“I think it’s really important for our church to hear from men and women, for them to hear from multiple generations, and so for there to be diversity in the pulpit.”

“We plan 12 to 15 months out on average. We do a preaching/worship planning retreat every year with multiple people from our staff, not just those who are on the preaching team.”

“We do follow the Christian calendar, not always the lectionary…but we do follow the rhythms.”

“We also focus a lot on practices during the months of January and February because people are thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.” 

“Pentecost is a really big day here. We have our intercultural worship, and so for that worship service all five languages are spoken at once. It’s really amazing and powerful.” 

“The Christian life is an embodied life.”

“It’s really important for me to know the various scholarship that is out there on a particular topic…before I even read the scholarship it’s saturating and reading over the actual scripture passage and journaling on that.”

“It’s so important that we hone in and find the voice that God has given us.”

Mentioned in the Show by Tara Beth Leach

Book of Romans
Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry
Fuller Seminary
James K.A. Smith
Kingdom Culture: The Sermon On the Mount
PazNaz
Youth for Christ

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Jason Daye
As Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends. Connect with him on Twitter @jasondaye