Preaching

The 5 Investments a Church Board Needs to Make in Their Pastor

Members of the church board are some of the finest people to ever walk alongside the lead pastor. They help carry the vision and mission of the church forward to reach spiritually lost people with the Gospel. The best Church…

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2 Preaching Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 Hey friend, it’s great to be with you on this leaders church video, and I am so happy to be with my friend, Chris Colvin. Chris serves as a sermon consultant and has served…

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The 3 Parts of an Altar Call

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 It’s great to be with you here on this Leaders.Church video. Today, I’m with my good friend Scotty Gibbons from the great state of Oklahoma. Dick Hardy 0:20 Scotty and I have been good…

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Fighting the “Last Minute” Fatigue

Pastor, tell me if this has ever happened to you. On the day you normally set aside for sermon prep, let’s say Wednesday afternoon, you have an unexpected emergency. So you move it to Thursday morning, but then the Children’s…

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Preaching for Life Change

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:01 Scotty and I worked together for a number of years back in the early 2000s. We’ve stayed in touch with each other from a friendship standpoint. Dick Hardy 0:30 Scotty is a tremendous communicator…

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The Top 5 Preaching Questions Asked

What is your current, most pressing need when it comes to preaching? If I could spend just a few minutes with you, I’m sure I could guess. That’s because I’ve talked with pastors just like you and I know what…

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Practical Tips on How To Do Sermon Prep

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 Hey friend, it’s great to be with you here on this Leaders.Church video. Today, I’m with my good friend, Rob Ketterling. from the great state of Minnesota. Are you guys getting cold up there…

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5 Ways to Get That Sermon Started

You stare at the screen… and nothing. You think and pray… and nothing. The clock is ticking… and nothing. Pastors, let’s talk about the real world of sermon prep. Been there? Done that? If you preach with any regularity, you…

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Doug Clay on Preaching Sermons Online

Dick Hardy 0:00 It’s great to be with you on this Leaders.Church video. I’m privileged today to hang out with my buddy, Doug Clay from the great state of Missouri, from Michigan through Ohio. Dick Hardy 0:40 Doug, thanks very…

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Emotionally Healthy Preaching

We all understand that emotions are important in preaching. No one wants to hear a dispassionate preacher, it’s just too boring. But we also don’t want to listen to overly emotional pleas or phony passion. Is there a healthy balance?…

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Sermon Illustrations: Finding the “Just Right One”

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 Hey friend, it’s great to be with you on this video where we are talking to my good friend David Lindell from James River church. He David serves as the executive ministry pastor. So,…

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It Takes a Team to Create Sermons

If there is anything a pastor thinks they need to do by themselves, it is writing their sermon. Bible College and Seminary taught them exactly how to do that. Right? However, now we find ourselves in this digital age and…

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How to Preach Online and In-Person

Video Transcript Below Dick Hardy 0:00 Hey friend, it’s great to be with you here on this Leaders.Church video and I am privileged today to be with my good buddy Chris Colvin from the great state of Missouri. Chris serves…

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Why Should You Ask for Help with Preaching?

In today’s culture, the do-it-yourself mentality reigns supreme. We love hearing stories of self-made successes and lone wolves who overcome all odds. But the truth is, we all need help now and then. As a pastor, you know this to…

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Grant Baldwin Book – The Successful Speaker

What does it mean to be a successful speaker? Is it defined by accolades or a substantial honorarium? Is it measured by how an audience reacts to your eloquent words and fine-tuned phraseology? Beyond the definition of successful speaking at…

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Does Your Preaching Keep People Coming Back?

  Well, it’s safe to say preaching does contribute to a person’s desire to come back to church, although it may play less of a role than one might think. So maybe a better question is: If your preaching is…

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