Month: March 2014

Why a Preaching Calendar? – Part 4

In this series of blogs, we have discussed the advantages of planning your preaching and identified a process for doing so. We ended our last conversation, having considered the kinds of messages and sermon series you would schedule. But how do you schedule them? Again, our first step is to seek God’s direction. We certainly

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Why a Preaching Calendar? – Part 3

As we continue our series on the why and how-to of a preaching calendar, we are now ready for the “nuts and bolts” of assembling our plan. Once you have set yourself apart from a time of reflection and planning, and have focused your attention  upward, where God has your undivided attention, you’re now ready

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Why a Preaching Calendar? Part 2

To build a preaching calendar, the pastor must lift his eyes beyond the 7-day cycle that has dominated his world. A preaching calendar is more than just a decision of what to preach in the weeks ahead. It is a decision to plot a course for an intended destination. Like the man who studies the

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Why a Preaching Calendar?

Over the past decade, one of the seismic shifts in the life of the pastor—at least in Pentecostal circles—has been the rise of the preaching calendar. Leaders, long known for their Spirit-prompted messages had traditionally resisted such organization, believing such planning to be for those who had lost the desire to “hear from God” for

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Biblical Conflict Strategy – A Requirement for a Healthy Church

Thus far, we’ve considered the kind of people that we need for a healthy church, but before we leave this discussion, we must consider how those people interact with each other–specifically, how do they respond when difficulty arises. Unresolved conflict is the bane of many unhealthy congregations. Issues hang in the air like a heavy

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