Preaching and Church Growth

In 1989, seven words were whispered in a classic movie, Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” While I have not been a pastor for 29 years since that classic hit the theaters, I have seen something similar over the course of 18 years of minist... Read More »

Preaching and Missions: The Challenge to Give Away

Derek and Susan Johnson love their church! They teach Sunday School in the Youth Program and are members of the church’s missions and outreach team. They seem to be at every church function and have said that the pastor should call them whenever there is a n... Read More »

Preaching and Teaching: What Your Preaching Communicates to Others Regarding Teaching

Ever since C. H. Dodd’s 1936 watershed book, The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development, debates have arisen regarding whether or not preaching (kerygma) and teaching (didache) are two distinct activities. According to Dodd, didache delivers moral instructi... Read More »

Preaching and Administration

After nearly forty-two years of ministry, one major aspect of effective ministry is the ability to administrate one’s responsibilities well.  Those who seem to master this art have a tendency to excel much quicker than those who do not.  In Romans 12, Paul... Read More »

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