“Practice makes perfect.” That statement is certainly true for those who wish to learn how to play musical instruments. It is also true for pastors who want to learn how to improve their skill in developing sermons. Most pastors do want to develop and preach sermons that will have the most impact in helping improve the spiritual formation of the members of their congregations.
Yes, I know that pastors do get a lot of practice. After all, most pastors prepare many more than fifty-two sermons each year—especially when you consider homilies at weddings and funerals, sermons at nursing home visits, and other talks that pastors often must deliver. But, is this practice focused on using a systematic method that will increase the effectiveness of those sermons?
In Podcast No. 203, I give a very practical example of how I would employ the “Sermon Coach Method of Sermon Development.” Using a real world example, I walk you through the steps I have used for over 50 years in ministry.
If you would like to listen to this Podcast, simply click the link on this page that will take you to my Sermon-Coach.com website. Once there, you can listen while I explain, in a very practical way, some of the thought process I use in developing sermons that listeners will remember and be able to apply to their lives.
For quite a few weeks now, I’ve shared with you about my new book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is scheduled for release in early May. In the meantime, you may pre-order the book at Amazon.com by clicking here.
This book gives information about how to make your sermons memorable. And, it also gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said.
Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.
You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.