GUEST POST: Fighting Fairly For Your Youth Ministry

The following is a guest post by Cameron Triggs, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He blogs at   It happened again. No support. No budget. No promotion. No encouragement. No help. No volunteers. Few students. Exhausted Youth Pastor. Many churches struggle in this area. Most congregations still focus […]

Balancing Authority and Wisdom as a Guest Preacher

In my book, On Preaching, I recommended several best practices for guest preachers. I can summarize that chapter in one sentence: As a guest preacher, don’t make a mess for the pastor to clean up when you leave. I recently got a question about that chapter: I advocate clear, bold, and faithful preaching of the […]

So How Did It Go Sunday?

So how did it go this Sunday? This question is asked many times each week. Some pastor talks to another pastor. And whatever the agenda of the discussion, it is likely one will ask the other about the previous Lord’s Day service. Did you have a good day? What did you preach? How did it […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: 33, Savannah, & Ministry Links

Thanks for visiting my blog site. Saturday Shout-Outs is my weekly bulletin board. Enjoy! A big shout-out to Dr. Terry L. Johnson and the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah for the opportunity to preach their annual Communion Season. What a church! Pastors, do yourself a favor and get of copy of The Parables of Jesus […]

#008: Staying Fresh in the Pulpit [PODCAST]

This is Episode #008 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about how to stay fresh in the pulpit, as you preach from week to week. Here are 7 ways to stay fresh in the pulpit:  Follow the Lord […]

Remembering July 30, 2008

  On July 30, 2008, the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville met to call a new pastor. I was one of two names to be considered that Wednesday night. I had mixed emotions. First all of, the momentum was moving toward me being called to Shiloh. Yet I had been in this situation before. And […]