PLP 4: Steps to Efficient Sermon Preparation

What if you could become more efficient in your sermon preparation time so that you could put more time toward leading and spending time with people in your church and in your community? That would be pretty great, right? Well, today we’re talking about 10 steps you can consider that should help you become more efficient at sermon preparation.

PLP 4: Steps to Efficient Sermon Preparation

PLP 4: Steps to Efficient Sermon Preparation


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Helpful Links

A Step-by-Step Approach to Efficient Sermon Preparation

An exposical approach to preaching

7 Online Sermon Preparation Resources You Need

How to Powerfully Preach a Narrative Passage

3 Simple Steps to Preach the Gospel No Matter the Passage

4 reasons why manuscripting your message is a must

Learn more about Brain.FM and the Pomodoro Timer

Preaching Sticky Sermons: A Practical Guide to Preparing, Writing, and Delivering Memorable Sermons

Sticky Sermons Notebook

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Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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