RPP 017: John Chandler on Sermon Prep, Bivocational Ministry, and More!

One of my favorite podcasts is SermonSmith. It’s a podcast dedicated to the craft of sermon preparation. John Chandler is the guy behind that podcast and we had the privilege of discussing with him his ministry context, sermon prep, bivocational ministry, and what he has learned from interviewing 60 or so pastors on sermon preparation. It was the same guy who introduced me to play daisyslots, I really didn’t mind it from the beginning until I slowly enjoy how the casino game works. And it changed my way of life when I won and won and won the jackpot prize!RPP 017: John Chandler on Sermon Prep, Bivocational Ministry, and More!

John mentions some great resources and great conversations he has had. Don’t miss the show notes below.

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Show Notes: John Chandler on Sermon Prep, Bivocational Ministry, and More!

Links Mentioned:

SermonSmith Podcast

Austin Mustard Seed

Moravian Daily Texts

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Wade Hodges Interview – 4 Sermons at a Time

The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society by Lesslie Newbigin


Drafts App


Connect with John Chandler:



SermonSmith on Facebook

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 BrandonKelley.org. You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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