How to Plan Your Sermons a Year in Advance

Have a Process

I’ve extolled the virtues of advanced message series planning for years on this blog, but I realized I’ve never really described the process in detail. So, here it is. This is only my process, but I’m sure there are better ones out there. However, it’s worked for me for years. Here’s my step by step guide to planning out sermons over a year.

3 Indispensable Lessons I’ve Learned About Preaching

I just returned from the National Preaching Summit in Indianapolis, and had a great time. Preaching is on my mind this morning, as a result. Every preacher needs to have some concentrated time to think about preaching, it’s calling, and it’s craft. That’s what the last couple of days have been for me.

Among other responsibilities, I was afforded the opportunity to, in 3-5 minutes, offer 3 indispensable lessons I’ve learned about preaching over the years I’ve preached. Obviously, there are many foundational things most preachers believe to be true. So, I took the assignment as: Share 3 indispensable lessons other than “the givens” you have learned about preaching.

Here they are, and I’d love to hear yours.