In a recent post on how long a sermon should be, church consultant Thom Rainer posited the insight that attention spans are not necessarily shortening. In fact he thinks a significant number of people want longer sermons, not shorter ones.
In his survey he says 41% of people want shorter sermons and 37% think sermons should be longer. Who would have thought it?
Regardless of how long you preach your church definitely wants you to be constantly up-skilling your preaching, especially if you preach for 40 minutes!
Well, help is at hand.
Preaching in a Whatever World
In his new book, Preaching in a Whatever World, veteran pastor John Finkelde brings to bear his 30 plus years preaching experience to help you deliver sermons that will cut thru the noise of today’s frenetic world.
Amongst his many insights and practical tips John recommends these 3 key ways to preach messages that people will bring their friends to hear.
1. Start strong
People are trained by TV shows and movies to expect a strong launch. Insipid starts lead to distracted listeners.
2. Tell more stories
Pastors don’t tell anywhere near enough stories.
3. Call people to a specific decision
Ambivalent responses come from foggy calls. Crystal clear calls to action transform preaching from information to life transformation.
You can buy Preaching in a Whatever World today and start delivering messages that cut through the noise.
Every preacher wants to be preaching the word with impact however our whatever world tries to drown out the life changing message of the Scriptures.
John Finkelde delivers practical and easy to understand advice on how to cut through the noise. His step by step guide will help you choose, prepare and preach sermons that glorify Christ and change lives.
To celebrate the release of Preaching in a Whatever World we are excited to share with you all that John Finkelde is giving away FREE coaching sessions ($199 value) to two lucky ChurchMag readers who purchase Preaching in a Whatever World.