Thirty minutes isn't much time. But it's often all you have to communicate God's message to your congregation and reach visitors through your preaching. Contributors like Billy Graham, Eugene Peterson, Haddon Robinson, and others go beyond "how to," to explain that embodying God's grace and holiness will help you powerfully connect with your congregation. 151 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
Billy Graham, Eugene Peterson, William Willimon and other well-known church leaders teach you how to connect with the congregation through your preaching. Beyond the ’how-to’s’ of preaching, The Pastor’s Guide provides a foundation for embodying God’s grace and holiness as a means of communicating His message.Great preachers of our time will teach you how to:Plan an extended preaching scheduleKeep your congregation engaged in what you’re sayingImprove your deliveryDevelop ideas for contentAnd much more!
Billy Graham, world-renowned author, preacher, and evangelist, has delivered the Gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history. He has ministered on every continent and has had the privilege of knowing heads of state throughout the world. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Dr. Graham has authored several best-selling books including Hope for the Troubled Heart, Angels, How to Be Born Again, Peace with God, and The Secret of Happiness. He and his wife, Ruth, reside in the mountains of North Carolina. Janine Tartaglia-Metcalf served several years as a television news reporter in southern California. She is now an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, and adjunct professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and evangelist. She is a frequent speaker on spiritual formation in workshops, retreats, revivals, and college conventions. Eugene H. Peterson, the pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, Bel Air Maryland, for twenty-nine years, he is now serving as professor of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Maxie Dunnam is the president of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is a powerful and prolific writer, having authored thirty-three books. For twelve years he was senior pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He is past director and editor of The Upper Room, and a pioneer of evangelical revival among United Methodists. William Willimon, S.T.D., has been dean of the Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, since 1984. He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia and South Carolina. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world. He is the author of 50 books. His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Worship, and Christianity Today. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over 8,000 pastors in the U.S.A., Canada, and Australia. He serves on the editorial boards of The Christian Century, The Christian Ministry, Pulpit Digest, Preaching, The Wittenburg Door, and Leadership. He has given lectures and taught courses at many pastors’ schools, colleges, and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He is married to Patricia Parker. The Willimons have two children: William Parker and Harriet Patricia. Haddon is Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Previously, has was president and professor of homiletics and speech at Denver Seminary and taught homiletics at Dallas Theological Seminary for nineteen years. He holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. Form Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the Univeristy of Illinois. James Earl Massey is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor-at-Large at Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Indiana. He holds degrees from Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary and other institutions. For forty years, Dr. Massey has been an extraordinary preacher, teacher, and communicator of the Gospel. He served as the senior pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Detroit, Michigan (1954-76); the Campus Minister of Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana (1969-77); a speaker on the ’Christian Brotherhood Hour’ radio broadcast (1977-82); Dean of the Chapel of Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama (1984-90); and Preacher-in-Residence of Park Place Church of God, Anderson, Indiana (1994-95). He has preached and lectured at more than a hundred colleges, universities, and seminaries in the United States and on four continents. He is a life trustee of Asbury Theological Seminary and sits on the editorial boards of Christianity Today, Leadership, Preaching, and The New Interpreter’s Bible. His published works include The Responsible Pulpit and Designing the Sermon. Darius Salter is currently devoting his time to writing and itinerate preaching. He is completing a biography of Methodist Bishop Matthew Simpson, the clergyman closest to Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and who preached Lincoln’s funeral. Salter is the author of seven books, including America’s Bishop, the first comprehensive biography written on Francis Asbury. He also chairs the Board for New Fields Ministries, an inter-denominational missionary organization. Dr. Salter is a graduate of Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Asbury College, and Asbury Theological Seminary. He completed the Ph.D. at Drew University and taught seminary for 24 years. He pastored for 12 years, and has preached on 6 continents. Dr. Salter served as Executive Director of the Christian Holiness Association, an inter-denominational fellowship consisting of many denominations, colleges and universities, and mission organizations. He is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Kentucky Mountain Bible College named him its Alumnus of the Year in 2011.Darius is married to Brenda. They are the parents of four daughters, all who played four years of collegiate softball.