Archive | December, 2014

Here’s to 6 Months of Preaching Donkey – Top 5 Posts of 2014

Here's to 6 months of Preaching donkey

Preaching Donkey has been so much fun. I can’t believe it’s been around for six months! I started this blog on July 1, 2014 as a way to help preachers communicate better. I wanted to share some thoughts and start a conversation with other preachers and learn together. The response has blown me away!  So far the blog has 31 posts with 17,739 page views. Over 10,000 people follow @PreachingDonkey on Twitter and 154 people like Preaching Donkey on Facebook. Preaching Donkey articles have been published on Sermon Central and Church Leaders several times. I never dreamed this little idea would take off like it has, but this is only the beginning!

I am truly grateful for you. Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing Preaching Donkey with your friends. You are why Preaching Donkey will keep going into 2015 with even more helpful content for preachers who want to communicate better! I thought it would be fun to look back at the top five most viewed posts of this year.

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Why It’s Vital to Take a Day off and Have a Real Vacation

why vacation day off

The world is not going to end if you take a day off. This planet will keep turning if you go on a vacation. One of the best things you can do to stay fresh as a preacher is to take a break.

So many pastors get burned out and fatigued because they lack balance. They are giving 100% of themselves 100% of the time. This is not sustainable and will lead to an inevitable crash landing. But there are two simple things you can do to keep yourself from burnout: Take a real day off and have a real vacation. Why are these so important?

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Louie Giglio on Preaching Technique | Preaching Donkey Spotlight

louie giglio preaching technique

I remember the first time I heard Louie Giglio speak. It was at One Day 2003, a Passion event on a huge farm in Sherman, TX. I didn’t know at the time that he was the driving force behind the Passion movement. I didn’t know much about Passion at all, but that didn’t matter. When he spoke at one of the first sessions, I was blown away. I remember sitting there thinking, “This guy’s got it.” Whatever “it” is as a speaker, he has it.

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3 Things You Can do Right Now to Communicate Better as a Preacher

3 things communicate better

The most effective preachers are continual learners. What separates ordinary preachers from extraordinary communicators is a relentless desire to improve. But there are so many things competing for your time it’s difficult to know which resources to take advantage of. To make it easier, I want to share 3 things you can do right now to communicate better as a preacher:

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