Alban Institute offers insight into preaching in times of transition. On Friday afternoon, Pastor Souris is sitting in her office, working on Sunday’s sermon, when the telephone rings. The caller tells her that the major employer in the community has Continue reading Preaching the Transition
The North Carolina Preaching Festival engages clergy in the excellence of preaching and nurturing excitement for the work of proclaiming the word. This three-day festival will draw in pastors planted in local congregations, who understand the weekly challenges and blessing Continue reading The NC Preaching Festival
What separates good preachers from great preachers? Charley Reeb, a Florida pastor known as a gifted preacher, says talent is less important than approaching the task with the right perspective and preparing effectively. He outlines ten things that you can Continue reading 10 Things Great Preachers Do Differently
by Adam Hamilton Imagine announcing a new series of sermons and seeing worship attendance increase by 1,000 people on the first Sunday of the new series. Or consider a pastor developing sermon plans two to three years out. What kind Continue reading Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, & Passion
by Robert Kaylor I’ve never really been a lectionary preacher. That particular statement may cause disdain when read by some of my mainline church colleagues, and perhaps an equal measure of applause from my more evangelical friends who prefer to preach Continue reading Why You Don’t Have to Choose Between the Lectionary and the Sermon Series
Articles about and ideas for sermon series can be found on Ministry Matters, offering resources for United Methodists. There are articles with ideas for sermon series. Some suggest a theme, some give an outline, and a few have full-text sermons! Continue reading Sermon Series Ideas from Ministry Matters
Discipleship Ministries (formerly GBOD) offers a list of topics and series that can generate ideas for creating a sermon series. You can search by topic, title, or date. Visit the website here.
Adam Hamilton spoke at the 2015 West Michigan Annual Conference session about worship and preaching, including a year’s worth of sermon series ideas. Watch it here: For ideas on sermon series, visit The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s Continue reading Adam Hamilton: SERMON SERIES
by Rev. Lonnie Pittman, Pastor, Assurance UMC, Huntersville/Charlotte, NC WHY? It seems we are a culture of short memories and short attention spans. As much as I pretend that I am above this cultural shift, I admit that post fatherhood Continue reading Series Preaching
by Frank Sommerville, JD, CPA With today’s pervasive media, pastors have more opportunities to share their messages with more people in more places. Churches broadcast their services on radio, television and the Internet. To do so, they record the services Continue reading Who Owns That Sermon?