Seven Habits of Highly Effective Preachers

Episode #523
March 29, 2019
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There are often certain characteristics found in pastors who are effective preachers. Today, we discuss seven of those characteristics.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Effective preachers understand that prayer is integral to sermon preparation.
  • More and more pastors are doing sermon prep outside of the church office as to avoid distractions.
  • If you want to improve your preaching, get someone outside of your church to honestly evaluate your sermons.
  • Effective preachers listen to other preachers and use what they learn to improve their own sermons.

The seven habits we discuss are:

  1. They give preaching a priority in their ministries.
  2. They make their sermons a vital part of their prayer lives.
  3. They have a routine in sermon preparation.
  4. They constantly seek input about their messages.
  5. They stay committed to a specific sermon length.
  6. They put the majority of their efforts into one message a week.
  7. They are constantly looking for ways to improve their communication skills.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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