Vineyard Preaching Essentials

Vineyard Preaching Essentials

One of the cores to a healthy church is teaching the community through preaching. Watch this conversation on how to hone your best message and find your voice while preaching.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The importance of knowing your audience and finding your voice
  • Tools to use for preparing sermons
  • How to spend your sermon prep time

“It’s not just about passing along information. This is about aligning our lives in obedience to Jesus.” —Michael Gatlin

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“Through preaching, the audience has to see that the kingdom life is plausible. —Andy Smith

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Timeline:The purpose of preaching

10:30 Finding your voice
21:00 Knowing your audience
24:50 How to handle critique
26:57 How to spend your prep time
33:33 Planning your preaching calendar
36:26 The most impactful sermon series’
40:00 Balancing your Time
42:16 Tools to use
46:10 Illustration and application
53:13 Leading ministry time
1:08:00 The call to evangelism
1:16:40 Developing a preaching team

“Communication is a skill and an art.” —Di Leman


Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication by Andy Stanley
VI Preaching Manual by Steve Robbins
Knoxville Vineyard Love Greater Than Fear Series
Duluth Vineyard Revelation Series
Vineyard Church Of Central Illinois series on “The Shack”
Logos Bible Study Software
Blue letter bible
Rich Nathan’s Preaching Manual “Preaching As If It Were A Matter of Life and Death” 
A practical guide to the classic Vineyard 5 Step Prayer model
Homiletics: The Art of Preaching by Rich Nathan
Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon Robinson
Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley
Vineyard Digital Membership Sermon Assets
Sermons by women




Dianne Leman, Senior Pastor of the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois







Andy Smith, Senior Pastor of the Belfast City Vineyard





Sharon McCarter, Campus Pastor of the Knoxville Vineyard







Michael Gatlin, National Coordinator of Multiply Vineyard, Senior Pastor of the Duluth Vineyard