A great many gifts and skills are needed to be a pastor, but I do think that the skill that most parishioners take for grated is that of preaching. And while most pastors are skilled preachers, not every single pastor was born to be a preacher. Nor is every great preacher skilled in the art of sermoncraft. I’ve heard many pastors who have excellently delivered a sermon that said nothing at all, and yet their congregation ate it up…but that’s for another blog post.
Right now, we’re going to focus on how a pastor can use his or her iPad (or tablet or smartphone) to craft a sermon that is both logical, comprehensible, and effective. To do this, we’ll look at sermon prep in three stages: planning, researching/reading, and writing.