Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays by Scott Hoezee The preaching pastor’s go-to resource for weekly sermon and worship planning. Each week’s entry includes: Primary Theme Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions These Continue reading The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2018
Who They Were and Why They Matter by Lynn Japinga Take an in-depth look at over twenty fierce, faithful, and strong women featured in the Old Testament with Preaching the Women of the Old Testament. Inside this unique resource author Lynn Japinga interprets the Continue reading Preaching the Women of the Old Testament
Preaching to Confront Racism by William H. Willimon Effective 21st century preaching demands a more perceptive understanding of both race and Christian faith. How do pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches preach effectively in situations of racial violence and dis-ease? Even Continue reading Who Lynched Willie Earle?
A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God by Eugene H. Peterson Living Out the Word Made Flesh -Sixty years ago I found myself distracted, – Eugene Peterson writes. -A chasm had developed between the Continue reading As Kingfishers Catch Fire
A Concise History of Contemporary Worship by Swee-Hong Lim and Lester Ruth The surprising, fascinating, and influential story—still unfolding—which helps us understand our own worship. Swee Hong Lim and Lester Ruth have filled an important gap in the study of Continue reading Lovin’ on Jesus
5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever by Charley Reeb A good pastor and a good preacher are not necessarily one and the same. And when you’re honest with yourself, you know you don’t really engage your congregation, even Continue reading That’ll Preach!
by Paul Maynard “Discover the key shifts that all churches must make if they are going to have a fruitful ministry in the next century… Rural, urban, black, Hispanic, Anglo, Asian, multicultural, liberal, evangelical… they all need to think through Continue reading SHIFT
The announcement has just been made: the pastor is moving! Whether you are the pastor making the move or part of a congregation receiving a new pastor, transition is a time full of both anticipation and anxiety. Your Best Move: Effective Continue reading Your Best Move
by Roy M. Oswald, James Heath, Ann Heath Beginning Ministry Together is about the transition period between the announcement that one pastor is leaving and the time when another pastor is well settled. The message brought by Roy Oswald and Continue reading Beginning Ministry Together: The Alban Handbook for Clergy Transitions
by Samuel R. Chand Strategies for transforming a toxic church culture Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction? Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is Continue reading Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration