The Sermonators: Preaching Effectiveness & Time Management for Busy Pastors
By Smith & Southerland | Preaching & Ministry Coaches
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Your hosts, Scott Newton Smith (the evangelist) and Joel Southerland (the pastor), are on a mission to eliminate boredom in the pew and burnout in the preacher. They tackle the nuts-and-bolts of creating and delivering solid, practical, and engaging expository sermons as well as the tips, tools, and techniques for managing your busy ministry life as a pastor or church staff member. Whether you have been preaching for years or are just getting started, this podcast is your ongoing training, support and review. AND, if you're losing hair, nerves, or even your mind -- or maybe just want to kick up the productivity factor -- tune in for some good wisdom and advice delivered in an entertaining way. You CAN get your life back without quitting the ministry. And you can preach with increasing effectiveness, too. We give what seminary and conferences cannot: ongoing support. Join a growing community of Sermonators! Subscribe today!
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||Sermonators Ep 9 | 5 Big Distractions in Sermon Delivery||If we’re preaching the Most Important Message Of All, then it’s a tragic irony if the preacher is the biggest distraction from it’s contents.Â In this episode, Smith & Southerland discuss the 5 big (very common) distractions preache||1 5 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sermonators Episode 8 | The Ultimate Virtual Filing System For Sermon Resources (And Your Entire Office)||In this episode, Smith and Southerland interview Pastor Brad Whitt about his amazing filing system that allows him to categorize and file everything:Â illustrations, old sermons, digital audio files, books and even old preaching tapes. And he can retri||24 8 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Sermonators Ep 7 | 5 Ways To Instantly Connect With Your Congregation||Press play button or download. A big challenge for the preacher is to quickly connect with the congregation early in the sermon. In this episode,Â Smith and Southerland five proven ideas to instantly connect with your audience of sermon listeners. (Don||6 4 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Sermonators Ep 6 – 3 Ways to Control What’s Controlling You (Managing Inputs)||Press Play or Download mp3 In this episode we discuss an important principle of time management for busy pastors.Â How many “inputs” do you have?Â Are you controlling them or are they controlling you?Â Smith and Southerland give three keys||20 1 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||How To Boost Creativity in Prep by 50% or More||Posted by Scott Newton Smith The showdown.Â The “early service.”Â You know… the get-it-over-with crowd.Â They sat there, droopy eyed and lifeless.Â They had barely survived the song service.Â The music guy, bless his heart, had done||12 11 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Sermonators Ep 5 – Is Expository Preaching the Only Way to Go?||Download mp3 Is expository preaching the only way to go?Â What about topical preaching and textual preaching?Â In this episode, we share pretty strong opinions on this but we feel we have Scriptural backing on the issue. We also spend some time clar||18 9 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
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||The Sermonators Ep 4 – Three Ideas For Maximizing A Personal Assistant (also McDonalds vs. Starbucks)||Download mp3 or press the play button above to stream audio. In this episode of The Sermonators, we discuss 3 key ideas for maximizing a personal assistant to streamline your workload and gain time in your week. Unless you already have these three ideas f||6 6 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Sermonators Ep 3 – The Holy Spirit and Preaching: My Work or His?||Download mp3 or click the play button above to stream audio. In this episode of The Sermonators, we discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the pastor’s personal life, his sermon preparation and delivery. Is effective preaching based on skill and tec||1 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|