Weekly Newsletter: The 3 Preaching Voices + A Philippians Series + More!

by | Sep 28, 2023 | The Reflectionary

Your voice is needed! The world needs to hear from shepherd-leaders who are willing to share God’s truth in the midst of a confused world.

This week, I’m sharing an article in which I talk about the three voices of pastoral leadership your church, your community, and the world at large needs to hear:

  • The pastoral voice
  • The practical voice
  • The prophetic voice

Read the full article here: The 3 Voices of Effective Pastoral Leadership

Also, in conjunction with current Lectionary readings, I’m also releasing an eight-part sermon series based on the book of Philippians and it’s all about choosing joy regardless of the circumstances through which you’re living. See the featured sermon idea below.

AND, I’ll keep throwing this out there every week until the event… the Church Mental Health Summit. It’s coming up on October 10. It’s all online and it’s free to attend.

Register for the Church Mental Health Summit Here!

And keep on growing!



This Week’s Big Sermon Idea

Choose Joy! A Sermon Series Based on Philippians

Why is this image, promoting a message series about joy, seemingly so dark? Because it’s all about a letter written from prison by the Apostle Paul, and it’s a letter all about how to choose joy in life!

Read and Share the Series »


Creative Sermon Series Ideas from MinistryPass

My favorite resource for sermon series and message ideas, complete series graphics, and video bumpers (but NOT full notes) to get you started is MinistryPass! Each week, I’ll feature a series I would recommend checking out for the upcoming season of the church year. This week:

Thanksgiving Sermon Series

From the Description:

Gratitude comes easily when things are going well, but how do we manage to be content during hard or lean times? This four-week series examines the intersection of Scripture, mindfulness, and gratitude, showing the importance of being able to thank God regardless of what you are going through.

Check Out This Sermon Series »


Links for Leaders

ARTICLE: Matt Tebbe addresses a topic I believe continues to remain at the very forefront of all that we are facing as a church in his piece on The Pastors Are Not Alright. And as always, if you find yourself in a spot in which you’re a church leader but you’re NOT alright, please hit REPLY and let me know you’d like to chat. We’ll get together!

RESOURCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS: If you’re a leader who is interested in creating an online course, whether it’s about leadership, preaching, or some other area of living life, join me inside the Crack Your Course 5-Day Challenge!

Crack Your Course

ARTICLE: Laura Tarro, via Scot McKnight’s newsletter, addresses the topic of How Many Women will serve in a pastoral leadership role but will be afforded none of the benefits of that role, such as networking, equal pay, continuing education opportunities, and more.

ARTICLE: Brandon Kelley just shared a list of 10 Alarming Momentum Killers in Your Church to Avoid and it’s a pretty good list.

BOOK: The late Henri Nouwen had so much wisdom to share about shepherding and leading in an age where it’s far too easy to simply mimic the culture around us in his book In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership.


The Latest from Walk Humble

Walk Humble is where I host an ongoing conversation about life, faith, and relationships among people brave enough to admit they don’t have life all figured out yet. Here’s the latest if you’re interested…

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