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The importance of collaboration in the development of sermon ideas.
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So you don't have to have a staff or a big church to apply the principle of sermon prep collaboration in this article. You just need some creativity on how you can gather a few interested friends and then spend some time getting their input on your upcoming sermon series.
When I first started creating my messages through a more collaborative sermon planning and prep process, I had no staff so I would call two friends of mine from out of state and we would talk through ideas together. A couple conversations with interested friends would result in two very helpful outcomes. First, I would always come away with at least one insight, illustration or helpful idea about how to better communicate the big idea. Secondly, I always left that conversation with a greater confidence about the message I was going to deliver.
Later in my ministry/preaching career I would get some collaboration by playing tennis and then having lunch with a friend of mine who was a marriage and family counselor. During lunch we would talk over my messages for the coming weekends. He loved helping me and he would give me great new ideas.
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I like the use of coordinated development but why not just use a schedule of readings like the Revised Common Lectionary? With its three year cycle and mix of thematic and topical selections it provides a lot of fuel for sermons. It seems like a common lectionary would be particularly useful to your team teaching approach.
Certainly a good idea. But how does a bi-vocational pastor collaborate, when and with who? Sorry, but I stopped reading at the first page. email@example.com
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