Churches are defined by the weekend teaching and there is a range of expectations set upon the preacher. As the teaching goes, the church usually goes. How do we guarantee that the communication is the most effective possible? A preacher could obsess about working harder. More study time. More writing time. More practice time. But rarely is that a viable option to a pastor with other responsibilities and the same number of hours. The answer is found by looking to the Church as the resource that God has provided to ensure communication of His Word. It doesn't matter if you are the one on stage or the one behind the scenes. You have a part to play. Crowdsourcing the Message isn’t just practical. It’s biblical.
What others are saying:
“Why not find your sermons from within the people of your church? Could there be better illustrations and ideas that come from your people rather then just you? Jeremy’s latest book will show you how to capture those stories and put together a team that will make Sundays come to life like never before.”
Craig Gross, author and pastor of XXXchurch.com
“Crowdsourcing the Message can benefit the local preacher, church members, and preaching classes in Christian colleges and universities. The ideas given will help the small church as well as the mega church.”
Dr. Joe Grana, Hope International University
“I’ve believed in the power of collaboration in preaching all of my life. I can say that most of the improvement in my preaching through the years has been as much about listening as it has about studying. Jeremy has done an excellent job of putting these ideas into action steps and helping communicators take the message back to the people.”
Dr. Tim Harlow, Senior Pastor of Parkview Christian Church