Blog PhotoHi, I’m Eric McKiddie – husband, father of three, and Pastor for Gospel Community at Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, NC. This blog is about doing the work of pastoral ministry. I started Pastoralized in order to help two kinds of pastors:

1. To help theologically oriented pastors who want to grow in effectiveness, productivity, and leadership.

2. To help not-so-scholarly – but very efficient – pastors who want to grow in their ability to handle the Scriptures and develop as theologians.

When I started as a full-time pastor, the demands of ministry provided a crash course in wedding the academic and practical sides of pastoral work. I have been intentionally working toward combining the two ever since. In this blog, I record lessons, tips, and mistakes from my own journey toward becoming a pastor-scholar who can work efficiently and effectively.

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My top posts

To get you started, here are my most popular posts:

The Number of Hours Keller, Piper, Driscoll (and 5 Others) Spend on Sermon Prep

How to Build a Do It Yourself, Ikea-Hacked, Stand Up Desk

Get Rid of Inefficient Sermon Prep with Preaching Templates, Part 1

10 Questions You Better Be Ready to Answer at a Pastoral Interview

The Top 10 Verses For Every Preacher to Highlight in His Bible

How to Preach Like Mark Driscoll Without Sounding Like Him

How to Preach Like John Piper Without Sounding Like Him

How to Always Be Ready to Care for Your Congregation

Get Rid of Inefficient Sermon Prep with Preaching Templates, Part 2

Introductions: 3 Things That Will Get Your Sermon Off to an Effective Start


Before coming to Chapel Hill Bible Church, I served as jr. high pastor at College Church in Wheaton, IL for almost five years. Before that, I taught the 9th grade Bible class at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis. I’ve earned degrees from Moody Bible Institute (B.A., Bible and Theology) and Wheaton College Graduate School (M.A., Biblical Exegesis).