Pastor

31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Invest in Your Preaching

In smaller churches, pastors are equated with preachers. But even in larger churches, many pastors have preaching as one of their responsibilities, although perhaps not every week. After preaching for a number of years, it is is easy to get complacent when it comes to sermon preparation and delivery.

It would be a good idea for pastors to invest in our preaching. This can happen in a number of ways. Here are some suggestions to help take your preaching to the next level.

  • Listen to audio or video of your preaching to get a better idea of how you preach.
  • Attend preaching conferences.
  • Listen to other preachers. This could be listening online or in person on our Sundays off.
  • Invite a friend to come and listen and to offer their honest thoughts.
  • Experiment with different styles of preaching.
  • Take a course on communication.
  • Read some books on preaching.

Two books that I would recommend are:

Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons by Matthew D. Kim

Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication by Andy Stanley and Lane Jones

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