The second round of my Preach Better, Fail Often workshop is returning to Northwest Ohio.
If you’re like me, you hunger to preach better. You’re your own worst critic when it comes to your sermons. And yet you also believe in the power of preaching, that it can convict and change hearts, minds and lives. You long to preach sermons that communicate God’s transforming love for us in Jesus with power and conviction.
You might also struggle with comments from your hearers: a desire that your sermons be more “applicable” and “practical” and “connect with their everyday lives.” And yet you don’t want to sell out and become just another motivational speaker dressed up as a pastor. You get their hunger for engagement, but don’t want to serve them exactly what they are asking for.
You may have heard simplistic advice like, “Just preach the Gospel” or “Don’t tell people what they should do,” but were never given a framework for preaching that takes you step-by-step through a structure that connects God’s word with our everyday lives. I will teach you to do that in a one day workshop.
Taking a course in communications at a local university can cost several thousand dollars. Online workshops on improving your communication skills often run $1,000. For just $197 I’m offering a day-long workshop on preaching that will change the way you deliver your sermons and how your hearers receive them.
I’d love for you to join us for Preach Better Fail Often on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. The details are below. I hope to see you there. And I hope your preaching is transformed.
What will the day-long workshop be like?
Lots of teaching segments (about 45 minutes each), with plenty of time for questions and interaction.
Why offer this?
Because I’ve learned a few things in my own preaching journey that I want to share to help you improve your preaching. And because, now more than ever: preaching matters.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Zoar Lutheran Church
314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (Toledo area)
Can I get a preview?
Of course. Here are the main workshop titles:
1. Deconstructing the sermon: What are we doing when we preach?
2. One thing: Focus and preaching
3. Structure: The outline secret that has changed everything for me
4. The tomb is empty: The urgency of preaching
5. Bonus content: Things you haven’t thought much about (Plus whatever comes up.)
What’s the cost?
$197 per person
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/LT8493S
What about lunch?
We will have lunch brought in. Please bring $10 cash the day of the workshop. Make sure you have a high-protein breakfast before you arrive.
Is there an attendance limit?
Yes. Because of the nature of the workshop, we will be limiting it to 12 participants.
Will I get a glossy workbook with lots of QR codes?
But you might get a minimalist comb-bound old-school workbook assembled the evening before at FedEx Office.
Will childcare be provided?
I wish we could… but unfortunately we can’t.
Will you tell jokes?
Possibly. We may even write some Jimmy Fallon-style thank you notes.
Will there be a t-shirt?
You’ll have to register to find out.
Matt has done your homework, read every preaching book there is, boiled it down to the barest of crib notes, and then packed it full of practical knowledge and good old-fashioned gospel that every preacher needs. The long and the short of it is, you need to hear what he has to say. -Pastor Adrianne Meier, blogging at The Gracious Present
I found Preach Better Fail Often one of the best workshops I’ve been to on preaching as a pastor. The small group format provided great conversation with colleagues about preaching and Matt’s insights are some I’ve returned to over and over this year. Get to this workshop! -Pastor Mike Weaver, founder of The Group Mind and author of the series Better Preaching Through Improvisation
Through the “Preach Better, Fail Often” workshop, Pastor Matt Musteric challenges us to rethink the purpose of our weekly preaching. His vulnerability, candor, and wit bring a real joy to the course. If you are interested in exploring a new way to communicate the timeless and precious Gospel of Jesus Christ, this workshop is for you. -Pastor Daniel Beaudoin