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Preach Without Notes!

All posts by Charley Reeb

One Simple Thing Will Grow Your Church

  Virtually every pastor I know wants their congregation to grow. Scores of clergy fly around the globe spending gobs of money looking for the secret formula to getting more people in the pews. They double click social media ads that bait them with a church growth elixir. They blow their entire outreach budget on … Continue reading One Simple Thing Will Grow Your Church <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

Over the last few days it seems the whole world has been talking about a 14 minute sermon. This should encourage those of us who are called to preach. The next time you think sermons can’t make an impact in this world remember this week and how a passionate message on God’s love touched the … Continue reading Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

8 Signs Your Congregation Is Not Happy With Your Preaching (and What to Do About It)

How’s your preaching? We all want to be effective preachers and grow our churches, but do you know if your congregation is pleased with you in the pulpit? Here are 8 signs that you need to make some changes: You don’t receive any feedback Although it’s unhealthy for preachers to live or die by feedback, … Continue reading 8 Signs Your Congregation Is Not Happy With Your Preaching (and What to Do About It) <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

6 Lies Preachers Tell Themselves about Church Growth

As long as I preach the word of God my church will grow Good luck with that! Preachers can’t just open the Bible and start preaching and expect people to flock to their churches. Much of the culture is skeptical of the Bible and don’t feel it’s relevant to their lives. Preachers must first convince … Continue reading 6 Lies Preachers Tell Themselves about Church Growth <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

3 Reasons Why Bad Preaching is Killing the Mainline Church

Several years ago Donald Miller wrote, “If Protestantism ever dies with a dagger in its back, the dagger will be the Protestant sermon.” Unfortunately, Miller was on to something. It is no secret that mainline Protestantism is on a steep decline. Some mainline leaders tap dance around the issue but, as they say, even if … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Bad Preaching is Killing the Mainline Church <span class="meta-nav">→</span>