5 Veins of Deep Preaching
When our church said, "We want deeper preaching," here's what they meant.
Several years ago, our teaching team decided it would be good for us to get some feedback from our people about our preaching. Their overwhelming response was "We want deeper messages." I was surprised and a little taken back by this since I felt that we already were creating reasonably deep messages. We decided to probe further by asking people what depth meant to them. Again their answers surprised and confused us. While everyone wanted deeper messages, they differed widely on what "deeper" meant. Not only were our messages missing the target for many people, they disagreed on what the target actually was.
After analyzing their responses further, though, the feedback started to make sense. We were able to group people's ideas about deeper preaching into five areas, and we began thinking through how to increase the depth of our sermons in each of these areas. As we began viewing depth as a multifaceted reality, it revolutionized the way we planned series and developed messages. Our preaching ...