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6 Preaching Mistakes that Kill Church Growth

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6 Preaching Mistakes that Kill Church Growth

People are not going to flock to a church with a poor preacher. A church can have quality programming and excellent ministry but if sermons are not appealing and helpful the church will not grow. Here are 6 preaching mistakes that keep a church from growing: Sermons that are not relevant  Stubborn preachers can whine … Continue reading 6 Preaching Mistakes that Kill Church Growth <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Preaching for a Verdict: How Seeing Your Listeners as a Jury Can Make You a Better Preacher

We live in a skeptical age. 50 years ago preachers didn’t have to work very hard convincing church goers to believe their message. Today, many of our listeners, especially millennials, question everything they hear. We can’t assume all of our listeners will be on board with us. We must first persuade listeners to believe in … Continue reading Preaching for a Verdict: How Seeing Your Listeners as a Jury Can Make You a Better Preacher <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>

The Secret to Great Preaching

(The following article was originally published on the Leading Ideas website.) Many preachers prepare sermons designed to reach the crowd at a seminary chapel service. They imagine their seminary professors sitting in the back pew critiquing their sermons. Other preachers sound like they have just come from a creative writing retreat. They have read everything Barbara … Continue reading The Secret to Great Preaching <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

9 Ways Your Preaching Can Grow Your Church

Pastors will disagree on just about anything except their common desire to grow a church. Even the humblest of pastors secretly wants to see more people in worship. And what’s wrong with that? More people in worship means more people hearing the gospel. While reading books and attending church growth conferences are helpful, there is … Continue reading 9 Ways Your Preaching Can Grow Your Church <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Make Them Sweat: How to Capture Listeners and Hold Their Attention

If you have ever taken a speech class you know that the beginning of your speech or your “hook” is the most important part of your speech. The same goes for your sermons. A compelling and time tested way to begin your sermon is to name a problem and promise to solve it. This creates … Continue reading Make Them Sweat: How to Capture Listeners and Hold Their Attention <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

6 Ways to Keep Your Church Faithful During the Summer

Summer is almost here and that means lower attendance and decreased giving is looming for many churches. Most preachers aren’t too wild about summer (unless they’re on vacation!). School is out, vacations are planned, and there is a general feeling among some parishioners that it’s acceptable to ease up on their commitment to the church. … Continue reading 6 Ways to Keep Your Church Faithful During the Summer <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Press Release for “That’ll Preach!”

Charley Reeb has a great new book from Abingdon Press! -Do you want your preaching to be effective? -To preach with presence? -To prepare with confidence? If you apply the simple preaching method in the book you’ll preach the best sermons of your life! But don’t just take it from us – preaching professionals all … Continue reading Press Release for “That’ll Preach!” <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Charley Reeb Press Kit

Charley Reeb, Author and Pastor Senior Pastor, Pasadena Community Church (UMC) Press Release for Charley’s New Book That’ll Preach! Email  Website 727-381-2499 Charley Reeb has a passion for preaching and loves helping other preachers hone their craft. With over twenty years of experience as a local pastor and fifteen years teaching the practice of preaching … Continue reading Charley Reeb Press Kit <span class="meta-nav">→</span>