The Cost of Writing A Sermon by Justin Trapp

Today, I welcome Justin Trapp as my guest writer. Justin is a leader, entrepreneur, and founder of sermonary.co. You can learn more about Justin at JustinTrapp.com. Every week, pastors research, study, write, and deliver a sermon to their congregation. Every week. Then, just mere hours after they finish this process, they begin writing a new sermon for the very next more »

10 Simple Action Steps to See Church Growth This Fall

School starts in most communities really soon. This means church growth season is nigh upon us. People will soon be back from summer vacations and longer weekend getaways to get back into the routine of life. What I’m proposing below is far from groundbreaking. If you’re the type of person to read a blog post about church growth, you know more »

5 Ways Churches Can Grow by Using Twitter Search

Have you ever used Twitter search? It is quite awesome! I’ve discussed it here on the blog once before. This tool seems to be one of the most underrated tools on the web. You can get really specific with Twitter Search, and speak directly into people’s lives. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a weekly time of searching specific more »

Why Amazon will Greatly Affect the Future of Churches

Amazon’s net sales for 2016 total $136 billion (link). Yes, you read that correctly. That’s billion with a “b.” A majority of their sales are generated through e-retail sales of electronics and other products (link). They have more than 310 million active customer accounts worldwide.   My wife and I were walking through Opry Mills Mall in Nashville recently, and more »

7 Tips to Make Ministers More Professional

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about our observation that pastoral ministry has swung in a direction further and further from professionalism. P     art of this has to do with John Piper’s book, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. This is the most poorly titled book in pastoral ministry. BROTHERS, WE SHOULD BE PROFESSIONALS.   I’m not writing this more »

4 Ways Leaders Can Leverage Screencast Videos

A screencast is a video that just shows what is on your computer screen that is often accompanied with commentary by the “screencaster.” I’ve become a big fan of screencasts. They’re simple, effective tools of communication.   Before we get into details of how you can leverage screenshot videos, allow me to show you how to make one. It is more »

Weekly Roundup: 4 of the Best Articles I Read This Week

EARLIER THIS WEEK AT JEREMYROBERTS.ORG Sermon Recap: Freedom through Christ (1 Tim 1:8-11) The State of Christianity in America Podcast Episode 87: Brad Whitt (the state of the American pastorate, pastor search committees, and church growth strategies) 5 Steps for A Heavy Evangelism Push This Month 6 Steps to Help You Focus Better New Christian? Your Security in Christ FOUR more »

New Christian? Your Security in Christ

Editorial Note: On Fridays for the near future, I am writing about key things new Christians should know. Last week, I began this series with a post entitled, New Christian? Your Position in Christ.   When you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, another remarkable thing happened to you. You were given the assurance that more »

6 Tips to Help You Focus Better

Imagine accomplishing 30-40% more in a day without having to work more. That’s what this post could accomplish for you. Society’s busyness results in difficulty to focus. Think about the amount of information at our fingertips. The Sunday version of the New York Times contains more information than the average 18th century French Nobleman learned in his lifetime. As one more »

5 Steps for A Heavy Evangelism Push This Month

Our church is pushing hard this month (July) to reach as many people in our community as possible. After all, July is the most important month for church growth. We’re trying to be strategic to do this with excellence. I thought you’d like to know what we’re doing, and hopefully this can be applicable to your ministry, too.   Host more »