Four Steps to a Long-Term Sermon

Four Steps to a Long-Term Sermon

Guest blog by Rev. Dr. Adam T. Trambley. Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and encouragement from his own discovery journey in learning how preaching transforms congregations. This is part 2 of 2 where Adam lays out four steps to a long-term sermon. In yesterday’s...
The substance of worship

The substance of worship

Parishioner: “Pastor, I’m just not getting anything out of worship.” Pastor: “I’m SO sorry! There’s been a terrible misunderstanding. We’re not worshiping YOU.” Worship isn’t about getting. It’s about giving. Our...
The benefits of wandering

The benefits of wandering

As I’ve read the Bible, one of the things I notice is that many of the people featured in its pages spend considerable amounts of time wandering around or trying to figure out what direction they should be going: Moses wandering with his people through the wilderness,...
Dealing with pushback on new initiatives

Dealing with pushback on new initiatives

You’ve had this happen before. You’ve just finished explaining a new initiative to your group of leaders and you can feel the pushback beginning. “If we don’t do it the way we used to, it won’t work.” “What will this even look like?” “I don’t know if we have enough...