Entries by Bruce Ballast

Seven Ways To Renew Your Spiritual Energy

Renewing Spiritual Energy Through Seven Pathways In the last several posts we have been considering how to recover when drained as a result of preaching and ministry.  In this post we start a continuation of that series, talking about seven ways to renew your spiritual energy for ministry and life. This morning I had the […]

People Who Fill Your Energy Bank

People Who Fill Your Energy Bank In the last post we identified some people who drain you, and make it difficult for you to recover after preaching and ministry.  In this post we will take one more look at this subject, focusing on people who fill your energy bank after it is drained from ministry. […]

People Who Drain Your Bank In Ministry

People Who Fill Your Bank In Ministry We have been looking at how to recover from preaching and ministry.  The last two posts were about finding those people who help that process.  In this post we’ll consider those people who drain your bank in ministry and preaching. The Love Bank When I was a local […]

Preachers Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Preachers Shouldn’t Go It Alone We are considering how to recover from the act of preaching.  In the last post we considered the need for a pattern of rest and recovery in our lives.  In today’s post we’re going to look at the reality that preachers shouldn’t go it alone in their ministry. At one […]

Creating A Pattern of Rest and Recovery

Creating A Pattern of Rest and Recovery   Peter Wagner was one of my professors while I worked on a doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.  He made an indelible impact on my life as I learned about how to form growing churches.  But when I think of him, I remember most something […]

Recovery Is Necessary After Preaching

Recovery Is Necessary After Preaching We turn now from the idea of using humor in your preaching, to something that isn’t funny at all. Recovery after preaching is necessary after preaching a sermon or sermons. Charles Spurgeon, the famous London preacher, began a school for preachers.  The title of one of his lectures gave me […]

Humor Makes A Memorable Sermon

Humor Makes A Sermon Memorable If you are new to this blog, please review the previous posts about making a sermon memorable.   In the last few posts we’ve focused on humor as a key strategy in making a message memorable.  In this post we will continue to explore how humor makes a sermon memorable […]

Using Humor Well For A Memorable Sermon

Using Humor Well For A  Memorable Sermon In this series of posts we have been considering how to make a memorable sermon.  The last post introduced humor as one strategy to create memorable sermons.  In this post we’ll consider using humor well for a memorable sermon experience.  Humor in a sermon is not for everyone. […]