Original post at http://www.williswired.com/2012/11/28/preach-better-sermons-replay/
Last March, Preaching Rocket conducted a free online event called Preach Better Sermons. Speakers included Andy Stanley, Jeff Foxworthy, Louie Giglio, Perry Noble, Jud Wilhite, Vanable Moody, Dr. Charles Stanley, and Dan Cathy. It was a great event. Afterward, I wrote 5 Takeaways from Preach Better Sermons.
After talking to hundreds of pastors, the folks behind Preaching Rocket discovered that while preachers love preaching, preparation is often the real challenge. Preach Better Sermons is an attempt to go behind the scenes with some of today’s best communicators to find out how they bring great content week after week.
The communicators will unpack seven preaching principles …
- Start with the Scripture.
- Keep it simple.
- Make it portable.
- Show it, don’t just say it.
- Find common ground.
- Finish early in the week.
- Preach with the end in mind.
Preaching Rocket also offers …
a 12-month coaching program to help you become a better preacher. Over the course of 12 months, we’ll coach you on some of the most important and practical issues related to preaching.
I’ve been in the Preaching Rocket preaching program since it began last spring; in fact, I was one of the first 100 charter members. I love it, so far. It fits well with Andy Stanley’s one-point preaching approach (see my posts: One-Point Preaching and 5 Years of One-Point Preaching).
Preaching Rocket isn’t cheap, so it helps to have a strong “continuing education fund.” But it is an investment in my preaching!