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Preaching through Fatigue

Fatigue happens. Here's four ways preachers can deal with it.

Steve Hall is the Associate Pastor for Intown Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.

Preaching 360: Use all the Bible's Genres

Why all the Bible's diverse genres need to be in your pulpit. An interview with Bryan Carter

Bryan Carter is the Senior Pastor at Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas and the Vice President of E.K. Bailey Ministries.

A Case for Shorter Sermons

As a preacher I have to remind myself that brevity can be as effective as it is beautiful.

Skye Jethani is the executive editor of Leadership Journal, an ordained pastor, and the author of numerous books. He co-hosts the weekly Phil Vischer Podcast and speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and colleges. He makes his home with his wife and three children in Wheaton, Illinois.

Trust the Entire Worship Service to Change Lives

I am growing as a preacher because I am learning to trust that God transforms people through every aspect of the worship service, including the sermon.

Matt Brown is the senior pastor of Resurrection Brooklyn and the lead pastor of the Park Slope congregation.

Five Prayers for Every Preacher

Five Prayers for Every Preacher

In the midst of the countdown to Sunday, I'm learning to bathe my sermons with these five specific prayers.

Steve Norman is the senior pastor of Kensington Church in Troy, Michigan.

Develop Healthy Habits before You Preach

As a preacher and a professor of homiletics I'm slowly learning what it takes to keep preaching over time

Dr. Lenny Luchetti is the Associate Professor of Proclamation and Christian Ministries at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana and the author of Preaching Essentials: A Practical Guide.

Take the Initiative to Keep Growing

I'm learning that my growth as a preacher doesn't happen automatically. I can only grow as a preacher when I take the initiative to maintain certain practices and habits.

Lee Eclov is pastor of Village Church of Lincolnshire in Lake Forest, Illinois and author of Pastoral Graces: Reflections on the Care of Souls (Moody Publishers). Eclov also leads a gathering of pastors for mutual support and learning called Pastors' Gatherings. To find out more about these Gatherings visit his site www.leeeclov.com.

Get Over Preaching Narcissism

I'm learning to not begin with myself. To not begin where I am. To not begin with what I need to say. I'm learning to begin where the church is and where God is.

A. J. Swoboda is the pastor of Theophilus in Portland, Oregon, a professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, and the author of Messy: God Likes It That Way.

Speak to "Your" People

Speak to "Your" People

I'm learning that preaching excellence can't be separated from geography—namely, all the faces in my local church.

Chris Nye is a writer and the pastor Willamette Christian Church in Portland, Oregon.

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