10 Books Every Pastor Should Read

I came across a survey recently by the Barna research group. The survey consisted of several stats regarding pastors and the books that they read and purchase. On average, pastors purchase 45 different titles a year. That is considerably more than the average reader across the board. This statistic got me thinking about books and … Continue reading 10 Books Every Pastor Should Read

5 Things about your Sermons

One of the primary responsibilities of being a youth pastor is teaching. We teach a lot, and must develop our speaking. I have grown to love studying and teaching as much now than ever before. I do not consider myself a great speaker, but I am trying to improve my speaking to be the most … Continue reading 5 Things about your Sermons

Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

Quick post—the top ten ways to completely bore and disconnect with those you teach: 1. Say something not worth hearing—This is basic, but if you want people to listen, start by saying something worth hearing. The number one reason we lose the attention of those we teach is that we’re not convincing them that what we … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

7 major topics you should preach on each year in student ministry

I love the book, "the 7 checkpoints" by Andy Stanley. Andy is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church in Georgia. This is an excellent book that challenged me. It helped me and gave me some of my philosophy in our student ministry. He challenges us on 7 major things, and I have taken this, and … Continue reading 7 major topics you should preach on each year in student ministry

How Do I prepare a Sermon

Sermon Central is a great resource that I use regularly. They provide a collection of sermons, illustrations, visuals, and videos that can be a major help to you for your sermon prep. They also send out blogs regularly. Recently I came across a blog entitled, "How Mark Driscoll prepares his sermons." This caught my eye … Continue reading How Do I prepare a Sermon