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On the Side: Preaching Fatigue

Preaching well is tiring. Preaching well again and again is exhausting. Preaching well again and again every week for years, well that’s a recipe for a growing church…and preaching fatigue. Most pastoral conferences and theological classes put self-care for the minister and ministry fatigue in a leadership discussion or a pastoral care discussion. Yet every […]

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On The Side: Physical Well-Being

I remember the first time I preached over 8000 feet above sea level. I am a passionate preacher and my challenge is to tone myself down, not ramp myself up. This seems to be even more true when I am in front of adolescents or young adults, which at that time in my life was […]

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David – The Giant Killer | Heather Semple

Preacher: Heather Semple is the Lead Pastor at Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake, WI. Sermon Title: David – The Giant Killer Sermon link: https://vimeo.com/182491895 Red Cedar, a Wesleyan congregation in Rice Lake Wisconsin, recently launched a series called “The Making of a Giant-Killer.” In this first sermon of the series, You will have to listen […]

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On The Side: Preaching and Money

Over the next few months we will post a series of articles on Wesleyan Sermons that cover side issues to preaching. The series “On the Side” will cover money, health, compassion fatigue and more. Usually we cover topics like theory and method for more faithful and more effective preaching. We will still cover those with […]

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What Are You Waiting For? | Emily Vermilya

Preacher: Dr. Emily Vermilya is the Pastor of Formation at College Wesleyan Church. A regular member of the preaching team, a mentor of resident pastors, and a key leader in the church Dr. Vermilya is a strong example of the benefit of great preaching staff.   Sermon Title: What are you Waiting For? Given during […]

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You Can Learn a Lot from a Preacher

Dr. Lenny Luchetti presently serves as Associate Professor of Proclamation and Christian Ministries at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. He is responsible primarily for the development and teaching of the preaching courses the seminary offers. He is the author of Preaching Essentials: A Practical Guide (May 2012), which has been honored by Outreach Magazine […]

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Staying is the New Going | Josh Cooper

Sermon: Staying is the New Going Preacher: Josh Cooper is the North Campus pastor for Grace Point Church in Topeka, Kansas. Grace Point “leads people into growing relationships with Jesus Christ by creating environments where life-change can happen.”[1] In this sermon, Josh demonstrates the following preaching principles: Be the Guide: “I get to share with you […]

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RE-IMAGINING GENEROSITY | THE ALL SHORES WESLEYAN STORY

When leaders from All Shores Wesleyan Church came to a GenerousChurch Generosity Encounter, they were poised for change.  They were already positioning themselves for a larger geographic footprint by changing their name.  What they didn’t realize is that they were also positioning themselves for re-imagining generosity. This Spring Lake, Michigan church is known as a […]

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He Knows Me, Why Am I Here? – Kenneth Wagner

Sermon Title: He Knows Me—Why Am I Here? Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/UEhNDjqfJmE Preacher: Kenneth Wagner is the Lead Pastor of United Church in Dover, DE. One of the greatest Wesleyan Missional Priorities[1] is Urban Urgency—a focus on reaching the unchurched in cities and large towns. Church planters are at the forefront of reaching the unchurched in […]

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How to Be Rich – Julie Penta

Sermon: How To Be Rich How To Be Rich | Week Five from The Grove Church on Vimeo. Sermon Link: https://vimeo.com/118670916 Preacher: Julie Penta is Senior Pastor of The Grove Church in Fort Collins, Colorado: a congregation committed to Love God, Love People, and Live Out. As a result of The Spirit’s work through her […]