3 Great Ways to Improve Your Preaching Over Time

We all want a magic bullet to become better preachers and communicators tomorrow. Unfortunately, I am not going to provide you with one today!  reasons-to-go

What I can provide you is things you can start doing today that will help your preaching in the long run

Here are a few principles I have learned:

Watch All the Preaching You Can

With technology today you have access to all kinds of preaching. So even if you are preaching every weekend you can still watch some sermons throughout the week. I would challenge you to diversify who you  watch so you are not just watching the same people and styles every week.

I do not necessarily watch whole sermons. I like to start them, note their main point, some things they are communicating well then move on to someone else. I know this is not how sermons are designed to be consumed but this will help you improve as a speaker and preacher.

Also, note things you do not like or did not communicate well and take note of that  as well.

Read About Preaching and Sermon Craft

There are lots of good books on preaching. Some are dated but there are some good modern options as well. Read as much as you can  on your craft and this applies to much more than just preaching. Also, you can read blogs and articles on preaching.

Brandon and I here at RookiePreacher have our own book Preaching Sticky Sermons coming out soon so watch for more  information on that!

Communicate With Other Preachers

Talking with other preachers is a very important part of improving over time. You can do this in person with area pastors, at conferences, or over social media like Twitter and Facebook. You can join the private RookiePreacher Facebook group by clicking here.

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Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Rise Church in Marion, Oh. He is married to his awesome wife Jenna and they have one daughter Aryella.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.


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