Podcast Episode #104
I recently wrote a blog post on what church members say to their pastors right before they preach. It was surprisingly popular so we went a bit deeper into the discussion today.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- It makes it really difficult to preach after someone has criticized you just moments before the sermon starts.
- Many pastors are focused on the message right before the service.
- This is typically an issue more in smaller churches than larger ones.
- The mindset of a pastor right before preaching is typically one of prayerful focus.
The six points from the blogpost that we cover today were:
- The time right before pastors preach is a time of prayerful focus for them.
- If you speak to the pastor at that time, consider giving a word of encouragement or prayer support.
- Consider holding back any criticisms of your pastor right before the sermon.
- Consider holding back your request of your pastor to make an announcement.
- Consider asking someone other than your pastor to handle a problem right before the sermon.
- If possible, consider introducing people to your pastor after the sermon.
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