You love your church

You love your pastor

But there’s a problem

Your pastor is not a very good communicator

You want to see your church grow and prosper. You know you should be inviting people to church.

But you’re embarrassed to invite your friends because the sermons tend to be long, rambling, and not very insightful. Even sleep inducing.

To make things worse, some of your church friends have left for greener pastures – having discovered more gifted Bible teachers during the pandemic. There are a lot of empty seats in the worship center.

90% of pastors think they’re above average speakers

A survey from Barna research found that 90% percent of pastors rate themselves as “above average” speakers – which is of course, mathematically impossible.

So how do you address this delicate topic? Should you take your pastor aside and say, “Bro, your sermons stink. Get your act together.”

Let me suggest a better strategy.

Even pastors who think of themselves as good speakers are perplexed by online preaching. Seminary prepared them to speak to an audience, not a camera. Most pastors freely admit they need help reaching people online.

I offer a free online mini-course that can help your pastor become a more effective online communicator. It’s called The Nine Commandments of Great Online Preaching. This 52-minute video course will teach your pastor nine key skills that will sharpen his speaking skills – both on screen, and in person.

Sign up for my free mini course

Here’s how you can approach your pastor

How do you get him to watch it? Here’s my recommendation:

  1. Watch the course yourself first. Even if you’re not a pastor I think you’ll find it fascinating. Click the orange button above to sign up.
  2. After you’ve completed the course, send your pastor a note. Something like this: “Hey Pastor Joe, I just found a free online resource I think you would really enjoy. It’s called, “The Nine Commandments of Great Online Preaching.” It teaches pastors how to build sermons that get lots of online views. I took the course and completed it in less than an hour. Even though I’m not a pastor I was amazed at what I learned. I think you would really like it. Here’s a link to the course sign-up page.
  3. Pray that he watches it.

If you really want to help your pastor…

If you want to make a serious commitment to your pastor and our church, enroll him in my Online Preaching Cohort.

  • It’s six months of intensive one-on-one coaching between me, your pastor and a dozen pastors.
  • I work on his delivery, camera presence, sermon structure, message length and more.
  • He gets my phone number and access to my calendar.
  • I’m available for brainstorming, sermon evaluations and more.

I draw on my four decades of media experience to teach pastors practical skills like:

  • How to capture an audience’s attention in the first three seconds
  • How to use visuals and diagrams to enhance the message
  • How to shorten and focus messages so they are easier to remember
  • How to structure a sermon so people watch until the end

I’ve priced the cohort with church budgets in mind. For about what you’d pay a for a couple of seminary classes your pastor can have six months of personal coaching from me. He’ll also be sharpened by a tribe of 11 other pastors who are keen to reach more people with their sermons. A medium size congregation should have no problem making this investment in their church’s future. Heck, there’s probably a member of your church who would happily write the check.

To learn more about the Online Preaching Cohort pricing and availability, click here.

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Published On: January 21, 2022 / Categories: Church, Church growth, Online Preaching, Outreach /

David Murrow, The Online Preaching Coach, is the author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and many other bestselling books. David is an award winning television producer whose work has been seen on ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS, Discovery Networks, BBC World Service and dozens more. His Online Preaching Cohort trains pastors in the art of on-screen communication.

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