2016 Sermon Recap

  As we near the end of 2016, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the past year, particularly when it comes to preaching. Every year I try to devote some time to processing how things went – what was effective, what was less than stellar, and how I can improve. Just like an artist, an actor/actress, or even a coach, there are some final products that I’m personally more pleased with ...

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2015 Sermon Graphic Recap

Each year, our Lead Pastor, Brady Herbert, does a Sermon Recap where he revisits and reflects on his favorite/least favorite sermons/sermon series from this past year. It's really cool to look back and see his thoughts on the series/sermons, but personally, it's also a unique way to process and remember what all God had taught me over the course of the year. A lot can happen over the course of a year. In 2015 ...

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2014 Sermon Graphic Recap

Each year, our Lead Pastor, Brady Herbert, does a Sermon Recap where he revisits and reflects on his favorite/least favorite sermons/sermon series from that past year. I love reading his thoughts on each series he liked or maybe didn’t like -- it also brings out a little nostalgia in me from the past year. A lot can happen over the course of a year. In 2014 there were 52 different sermons ...

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2014 Sermon Recap

For the last few years, I’ve used the blog to analyze my sermons from the last year and share my own thoughts on what we have covered as a church. A normal part of many people’s church experience is to get to the car or lunch (or Life Group) and ask, “What did you think about the sermon?” The more I’ve been around other pastors in recent years, the more ...

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Designs

Design is everywhere. Especially in church. Which I guess means I get to keep my job for awhile. But it also means more and more people are having to jump into a field they never knew they would need/have to jump into. More and more people are designing on social media, for their latest business endeavor, for their churches, at work, and beyond. I'm sure I don't have to try too ...

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2013 Sermon Recap

Last year I did a recap of the Scripture and authors I covered throughout the year, and it proved to be a helpful exercise for a couple of reasons. First, one of my primary goals in preaching is to make sure we are covering a broad range of genres in Scripture each year. I want to make sure there is a healthy does that includes the gospels (NT), epistles (NT), ...

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2012 Sermon Recap

With 2012 winding down, I wanted to analyze my sermons from the last year to see what we covered as a church. Part of what I was doing was making sure there was broad coverage of Scripture. I also wanted to see which authors influenced my thinking the most in the last year. So, for better or worse, here is the breakdown of my sermons from 2012: Finally, since it’s a ...

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