Weekly Newsletter: Preaching with Sincerity + A Sermon Series: Overflow + More!

by | Nov 16, 2023 | The Reflectionary

In light of the trend of people leaving the church, at least in part, over a perception that the church is fake, it is absolutely imperative that we preach with sincerity. The beautiful gospel of Jesus Christ deserves that from us.

I wrote a post about this and wanted to pass it along this week:

READ: The Pleasure and Power of Preaching with Sincerity

Also, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had numerous conversations with leaders in multiple realms, all of whom can strongly identify with what I’ve been saying about leadership burnout and its effects on the church.

I just wanted to pass along, again, a link to the free Burnout Assessment tool I’ve developed.

If you find yourself in a place of exhaustion or discouragement please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to connect, hear your story, and offer any encouragement I can!

Enjoy this coming weekend!




This Week’s Big Sermon Idea

Series: Overflow

Overflow Sermon Series

A five-part sermon series based on the idea that God’s goodness, love, and blessing so fill our lives that we cannot help but overflow into the lives of others around us. This series touches on the goodness of God, the fullness of God’s spirit, and the relationship between God’s goodness and our generosity.

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:

From the Description:

This series looks at moments of thanksgiving throughout the Bible and the powerful impact these made on the people expressing it.

Check Out This Sermon Series »


Links for Leaders


Events for Church Leaders

Neighborhood Economics: A National Conversation With a Local Impact

February 26-28, 2024
San Antonio, Texas

Convening and recruiting people who repair local economies – Join us as we facilitate ongoing conversations across geographies that help people build the economic architecture so everyone will thrive.

Exponential 2024

March 4 – 7, 2024
Orlando, Florida

Although making disciples is the clear mission of the Church, when asked, most churches say that making disciples who make disciples is still their biggest weakness.


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