Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

Effective Preaching Blog

What goes into making an effective preaching blog for you to check out?

God is raising up preachers in these last days to proclaim the gospel with vitality and power.  Maybe you care about how to become more effective at preaching:

– more interesting;

– more compelling;

– more spiritually uplifting,

– messages that inspire, encourage and instruct believers to thrive in their walk and reach others

– messages that draw unbelievers and seekers to engage with the scriptures and take that next step to become followers of Jesus Christ.

Do you want to improve your preaching? Do you want to challenge yourself to try some things that will help you grow? Has your preaching gone into a rut and you want to change?

Christian Leaders Institute has made this effective preaching blog for you to grow in your preaching calling.

Dr. Bruce Ballast leads this site. He will offer resources, commentary, links, blogs, and vlogs that will help you make your act of preaching not just thrown together, but an art portrait that touches the heart through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Bruce Ballast has been recognized as a preacher who has mastered both the techniques and the art of preaching ministry.

We define “preaching” as communication that includes prophetic and Biblically informed content that is prepared and presented to a spiritually inclined audience.

Special attention will be given to the different roles Christian leaders might fill. For some, preaching may mean they are senior pastors seeking to improve their communications. Some who benefit from this site may be Sunday School teachers or women ministers in charge of a women’s ministry. Youth ministers will find the discussions on this site helpful. Your roles may vary in ministry, but the communication of the gospel and Biblical truth, which we often call preaching, is as essential now as ever.

Looking for Free Ministry Training? Join Christian Leaders Institute today and start your classes. After you finish a getting started class, you are free to enroll in preaching and communication classes.

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The Story Sermon

The Story Sermon There’s one more kind of sermon that I want to explore before we leave our review of the various types of sermons that we can put in our preaching tool belt.  (Again, if you are new to this blog, the first in this series of reflections on kinds of sermons is linked […]

Variety In Preaching

Variety in Preaching So, if you’ve been reading this blog regularly, we’ve just completed a series on the various kinds of sermons that can be preached.  Here’s a link to the first in the series.  Today we turn to a related question: “What kinds of sermons do I schedule over a period of time?”  If […]

Teach Your People Well

Preaching as Teaching In this post we are going to explore what it means to teach as a preacher.  Teach your people well in some, if not most of your sermons. A little girl called Martha was talking to her teacher about whales.  The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow […]

Speaking About Important Things

Speaking About Practical Things We are on an adventure to discover what preaching is, as we explore the various words in the New Testament that refer to preaching.  In the last post we examined what it means to preach the gospel.  Today we consider the word laleo (transliterated Greek), which is mostly translated as “to speak”. […]

Preaching the Gospel

Preaching the Gospel Preaching the gospel is another kind of sermon.  We’ve been exploring the various kinds of activities that are translating as “preaching” in the New Testament.   We’ve seen so far that preaching can be announcing news, or kerusso; and we’ve also seen that preaching can be admonition, or noutheteo. Preaching the Gospel […]