Shepherd Links – 3/30

Prophet Links 8 Reasons We Preach There are so many factors involved. I don’t want to ponder issues of pay (many preachers receive less than minimum wage for what they are doing). I don’t want to dwell on inappropriate motivations, even if they are significant for some. I will just mention some of them in passing. Let’s […]

How to Do Accountability in Your Small Group, Even If There Are Visitors

A commenter raised a good question in my previous post on doing both edification and evangelism in your small group. It was one of those comments that bloggers really appreciate. He engaged with a point I was actually trying to make, and he presented his counter point with sincerity. As I typed out my answer in […]

3 Reasons Your Small Group Can Edify and Evangelize at the Same Time

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Many churches believe their small groups must choose either an edification focus or an evangelistic focus. This argument goes that for small groups to be a place where mature Christians grow there needs to be deep theological conversation and regular accountability. These both require time and trust, which are hard to come by if new […]

Shepherd Links – 3/23

Prophet Links 12 Types of Sermon Introductions A quick video from David Murray that is sure to help you avoid getting stuck early in your sermon writing. Beware These Preaching Shortcuts From Erik Raymond “We like shortcuts assuming that they get us to where we are trying to go. If they do not then they […]

A Big Announcement and Shepherd Links – 3/16

Hello, everyone! I’m excited to let you know that I will be making a transition in pastoral roles this April. After almost five years of serving as Jr. High Pastor at College Church, I will be taking on the role of Pastor for Gospel Community at Chapel Hill Bible Church in North Carolina. By God’s […]

Shepherd Links – 3/2

I’ve got a busy weekend, so I’m posting titles sans previews. But trust me, these are links you are going to want to click. Prophet Links Top 200 Preaching Resources Awesome collection from David Murray (longtime readers of this blog will recognize several!). We MUST Be Theologians 7 Ways to Do a Bad Word Study […]