8 Tips for Preaching with a Tablet

It’s been more than a year since I’ve seen a minister preach from paper. Virtually everyone is preaching from an iPad, Android tablet, or Microsoft Surface. Personally, I’ve been preaching from an iPad for 7 years and have learned some lessons I’d like to share with you. Always have a backup. Technology is great but … Continue reading 8 Tips for Preaching with a Tablet

5 Tips for Preaching with Screens

Does your church have screens in the sanctuary? Are you contemplating adding screens to enhance your worship services? If so, I'd like to share some tips with you for using visual media in preaching. 1. Prepare a good sermon. Visual aids are good but they're not the most important part of the preaching experience. No … Continue reading 5 Tips for Preaching with Screens

Ministry in the Present Age

Times have changed. We are living in a new age of information and influence. To be effective in ministry in this present age, we must learn from the examples of those who were leading the church in an unchurched world. With this in mind, I'd like to share a few thoughts with you from Paul's … Continue reading Ministry in the Present Age

3 Critical Questions for Your Ministry

In the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul takes time to validate his apostleship. You see, unlike the other apostles who walked with Jesus during his earthly ministry, Paul only encountered the risen savior on the road to Damascus. As a result, the people in Galatia were more impressed with the other apostles than they … Continue reading 3 Critical Questions for Your Ministry

3 Lessons From Moses’ Worst Sermon

Bad sermons happen. It’s not an issue of “if” you have a bad sermon but “when” you preach one. In those times, it can be for any number of reasons. But, as preachers, pastors, and ministers we learn from those experiences and allow God to correct us, teach us, and refine us. I believe there’s … Continue reading 3 Lessons From Moses’ Worst Sermon

3 Tips For Preaching The Saturday Night Special

Have you ever preached a Saturday Night Special? A Saturday Night Special is a sermon you start preparing at the last minute on Saturday night before you preach it on Sunday morning. For my entire ministry I’ve heard countless seasoned pastors warn against preaching a Saturday Night Special. I’m sure you have too so I’m … Continue reading 3 Tips For Preaching The Saturday Night Special

Is your church malnourished?

In January, I was blessed with an opportunity to visit the CURE Childrens Hospital in Niamey, Niger, Africa. While there I learned the hospital had several children who were awaiting surgery while the hospital staff increased their nutritional levels. You see, many of the hospital patients come from remote villages where food is scarce. Some … Continue reading Is your church malnourished?

#ChurchToo

This morning I read an article about a new social media hashtag called #ChurchToo. You can read the article here: http://flip.it/LIHWbF Before I jump into this post, I’d like to explain hashtags to those who are not familiar with them. Hashtags are made up of the # symbol and words or phrases that can be searched … Continue reading #ChurchToo

Sermon theme tips

This month I will be preaching a series entitled “Identity In Christ” taken from Ephesians 1:1-14. We have video screens at our church and software that will allow us to use PowerPoint slides as an aid help people visualize sermon concepts. So each sermon series has a theme image that is displayed on the screens, … Continue reading Sermon theme tips

Is your sermon series healthy?

Here is the one question in the Sermon Series Development Worksheet from my book Sermon Series Preaching that keeps me grounded:  "How will this series affect the spiritual health of the church?" At the end of the day, every sermon series and every sermon will affect the spiritual health of the church. Their development is … Continue reading Is your sermon series healthy?