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Preaching Calendar Plus Adapt these concepts to plan and prepare messages John S. Oliver
Introduction <ul><li>Every year there are predictable occasions </li></ul><ul><li>These occur each year  </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Most seminary graduates will serve in a local church in the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Some will become missionaries i...
<ul><li>The concept of a preaching calendar is a way for a pastor to plan in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>This planning can ...
<ul><li>These days most church members are online during the week. </li></ul><ul><li>In the future the trend is that more ...
<ul><li>Your opportunities to minister to the members of a church have expanded. </li></ul><ul><li>Most churches record th...
Big Two <ul><li>Christmas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christmas Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading up to Christmas Sunday...
Holidays  <ul><li>Mothers Day </li></ul><ul><li>Fathers day </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving </li></ul><ul><li>New Years </l...
Routine Messages <ul><li>Offering  </li></ul><ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Alter call </li></ul><ul><li>Baby dedicat...
Visitation  <ul><li>Visitors to the church </li></ul><ul><li>Sick church members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital </li></ul>...
Beyond the Sunday Pulpit <ul><li>Answers to apologetic questions for seekers and members </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and bold ...
Three Perennial Needs  <ul><li>Problem of Evil </li></ul><ul><li>Assurance of Salvation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.f...
Counseling Related <ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Lust </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Grief </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Miscellaneous  <ul><li>Reprove </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuke </li></ul><ul><li>Exhort </li></ul><ul><li>Equip </li></ul><ul><li...
Lay Leadership Training <ul><li>Small Group Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Deacons </l...
Spiritual Orientation <ul><li>Bible based </li></ul><ul><li>Christ centered </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit empowered  </li>...
Bottomless Wells <ul><li>Grace </li></ul><ul><li>Mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Lo...
Ages and Stages <ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Singles </li></ul><ul><li>Married </li></ul><ul...
Spiritual Disciplines  <ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Intake </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Your Next Step <ul><li>Get more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practical applications...
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  1. 1. Preaching Calendar Plus Adapt these concepts to plan and prepare messages John S. Oliver
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Every year there are predictable occasions </li></ul><ul><li>These occur each year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>like the cycle of the seasons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Even today you can know they will happen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>five years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ten years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>twenty years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can count on this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>as a brand new seminary student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as a graduate of long ago </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most seminary graduates will serve in a local church in the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Some will become missionaries in other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>For missionaries a few of these factors will not be the same. </li></ul><ul><li>But their blog and podcast will reach back to Americans who pray and donate. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The concept of a preaching calendar is a way for a pastor to plan in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>This planning can be for one year or more. </li></ul><ul><li>I would suggest thinking ahead five years. </li></ul><ul><li>On this blog are more than enough sparks to fill a preaching calendar for ten years. </li></ul><ul><li>It would be smart to have a firm idea about the coming 12 months and a sketch beyond. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>These days most church members are online during the week. </li></ul><ul><li>In the future the trend is that more people will be online longer. </li></ul><ul><li>That is what the younger generation is doing and they will grow up. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Your opportunities to minister to the members of a church have expanded. </li></ul><ul><li>Most churches record the Sunday sermon. </li></ul><ul><li>I suggest that you can record many messages that are only online. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like direct to DVD movies </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Big Two <ul><li>Christmas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christmas Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading up to Christmas Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easter Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading up to Easter Sunday </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Holidays <ul><li>Mothers Day </li></ul><ul><li>Fathers day </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving </li></ul><ul><li>New Years </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forth of July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterans Day </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Routine Messages <ul><li>Offering </li></ul><ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Alter call </li></ul><ul><li>Baby dedication </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding </li></ul><ul><li>Funeral </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Invocation </li></ul><ul><li>Benediction </li></ul><ul><li>Repent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>turn from darkness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>turn to light </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Missions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>give </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>go </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Visitation <ul><li>Visitors to the church </li></ul><ul><li>Sick church members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rest homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Half way houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jails </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Beyond the Sunday Pulpit <ul><li>Answers to apologetic questions for seekers and members </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and bold presentation of the pure gospel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>short version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>long version </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New believer teachings </li></ul><ul><li>New member instructions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Three Perennial Needs <ul><li>Problem of Evil </li></ul><ul><li>Assurance of Salvation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/simplelessons/PDFs/Context%20for%20Assurance.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/simplelessons/PDFs/LetUsReviewtheGospel.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will of God </li></ul>
  13. 13. Counseling Related <ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Lust </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Grief </li></ul><ul><li>Guilt </li></ul><ul><li>Shame </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment </li></ul><ul><li>Unforgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Bitterness </li></ul><ul><li>Worry </li></ul><ul><li>Sadness </li></ul>
  14. 14. Miscellaneous <ul><li>Reprove </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuke </li></ul><ul><li>Exhort </li></ul><ul><li>Equip </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lay Leadership Training <ul><li>Small Group Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Deacons </li></ul><ul><li>Elders </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Short term mission trip leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Community outreach leaders </li></ul>
  16. 16. Spiritual Orientation <ul><li>Bible based </li></ul><ul><li>Christ centered </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit empowered </li></ul><ul><li>Names and nature of God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>names http:// www.freewebs.com/simplelessons/PDFs/NamesofGod.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nature http:// www.freewebs.com/simplelessons/PDFs/NatureofGod.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Bottomless Wells <ul><li>Grace </li></ul><ul><li>Mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Truth </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Redemption </li></ul><ul><li>Reconciliation </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ages and Stages <ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Singles </li></ul><ul><li>Married </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparents </li></ul><ul><li>Widows </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blended families </li></ul>
  19. 19. Spiritual Disciplines <ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Intake </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bible study methods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>memorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mediation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congregational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christian service </li></ul><ul><li>Christian fellowship </li></ul>
  20. 20. Your Next Step <ul><li>Get more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practical applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>valuable links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brown Bag Hub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.BrownBagHub.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Online Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.LearningOnlineMinistry.org </li></ul></ul>

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