Preaching for the Long Haul

2011 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2011 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Larry Osborne, Senior Pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California shares some practical advice for how preachers can maintain effective pastoral ministry over long periods of time.


Which of Larry's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Larry described long-term preaching as the difference between an annual banquet meal and a family's daily dinner together. Both are important, but require different approaches. Long-term preaching is most effective when pastors pay special attention to their content and allow other personalities share the responsibility of communicating Scripture to the congregation. Look for opportunities to incorporate these important elements into your leadership for the long-term health of your church. 


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