#012: Developing a Sermon Calendar [PODCAST]

This is episode #12 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about the importance and practice of developing a sermon calendar for weekly preachers Here are 5 reasons why you should develop a sermon calendar… Getting on top of your schedule. […]

Cameron Triggs Interview

Cameron Triggs is the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, where I serve. I met this bright young man a few years ago in Orlando. We were on a bus together, riding back to the hotel at a conference. I continue to warn him not to talk to stranger […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 16 Years, Sunshine, & Ministry Links

Thanks for the kind expressions as Crystal and I celebrated 16 years of marriage this week!  The Shiloh Church of Orange Park officially launches on January 4, 2015. Please remember this new work in your prayers. World Religion News: Two Florida Pastors Confront Racial Division by Merging Congregations Check out “The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking […]

16 Years of Sunshine!!!

There two big days in my life. I do not remember the date of the first one. It was a Saturday night. My parents sent me to bed. Church was in the morning. But I couldn’t sleep. Throughout the night, I wrestled with the implications of the gospel my father preached and my mother sang. […]

The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking Hands

Do you feel like shaking hands? I am often asked this question when I finish preaching away from home. I always answer affirmatively. Sometimes I add, “If they can sit and listen to me preach for forty-five minutes, the least I can do is stand and shake their hands.” On occasion, I cannot hide how […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Orange Park, Prayer, & Ministry Links

Thanks for your prayers, support, and encouragement as we prepare to launch Shiloh Church of Orange Park in January 2105. Huffington Post: Two Florida Churches Merge With Hope of Bridging a Racial Divide Check Out 31 Days of Prayer for Orange Park  I am looking forward to joining the G3 Conference | January 22-24, 2015.  Russell […]

31 Days of Prayer for Shiloh Church Orange Park

We believe it happens after prayer! So as we approach the launch of Shiloh Church of Orange Park, we commit to 31 days of intercessory prayer for this new work. Each member of the Shiloh Church is asked to send time daily during the 31 days of December to cover Shiloh OP in believing prayer. […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Thanksgiving, Ferguson, & Ministry Links

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy my bulletin board of links.  You should make your way to the 2015 Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference hosted by Dr. Mac Brunson and the First Baptist Church. Check out The Making of Shiloh Church of Orange Park  The Call to Ministry: H.B. Charles Jr.  Benjamin Watson on Ferguson  […]

The Making of Shiloh Church of Orange Park

The Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church is becoming one church in two locations. For several years, we have prayed about planting a church in Jacksonville. As we prayed, we were increasingly drawn to Orange Park, southwest of our downtown location. We entered 2014 with plans to plant in Orange Park. One of our pastors would lead […]