To make slides more impactful, pay attention to the basic principles of photography.
In many settings, identifying groups can lead to negative things. But to encourage positive change, it can benefit a person to know how and with whom they identify themselves.
To help people stay with you, when you have a variety of content, the order matters in which you give it.
One of the most helpful books I’ve read in a while is Bowdle’s Rethink Communication. It’s all specifically about churches and how we communicate. I
People’s lives are constantly stimulated and distracted. To keep them with you, you must vary your content style frequently.
If it’s all on your slides, why do they need you? Let visuals be an aid, not a replacement.
Speak to the intersection of theology and life. If your theology doesn’t “become flesh” it won’t provide anything useful.
People are distracted enough as it is. Don’t contribute to your listeners’ struggle to focus on your message.
As you prepare to speak, how do you go about researching what you will share? It might help to balance out the commentaries with which you’re interacting.
For your sermons to be of consistent in their quality, you need to give them room to grow. Here’s one way to do it.
If you want people to put your message into action, help them put it into steps they are capable of taking.
An introductory post for a new series of short insights on preaching.