Why do we do what we do? Why do we preach, teach, share the good news of the gospel? Because we long to see people's lives change. For those who know Christ, we want them to be more like Christ each day. For those who do not yet know Christ, we want them to realize their need for a Savior.
In all, our desire is for change in the lives of people. Most people are resistant to change, and so here are 4 keys that will ignite the desire for change in your audience.
May God bless you richly,
Dr. Vance Hardisty
Pastors, Teachers, Chaplains and Missionaries, if you would have your words up front impact those to whom you minister, then these four keys are vital.
1. Don't take yourself too seriously.
2. Be honest.
4. Let yourself be evaluated.
People want to listen and allow you to guide them, but to do so, they must trust you. These four are the path to trust.
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Dr. Vance Hardisty
First, thank you for the time you gave taking this survey. I know you are busy, but please know that your input will bless others. These results are going into a seminar that I am building for pastors, teachers, professors and chaplains around the world.
This is the second follow up to the survey “What would you tell Pastors and Teachers” and the results have changed quite a bit.
I asked pastors, teachers, professors, chaplains, and those on staff with a ministry to take the survey. The first results were when over 500 people had responded to the survey. Now we have had over 1000 respond and more results keep coming in.
I’d like to give you the results to date.
Question #1 0 = boring, 50 = O.K., 100 = exciting. The average rating was 54 or O.K.
Question #3 - What is the one thing that pastors/teachers/professors/chaplains must do to be exciting speakers?
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This is a new series. Each week, I will be giving 4 keys for effective presentations in 4 minutes or less. Each week, we will be covering a different area in the process of being a spokesperson for the Lord.
As pastors, teachers, professors and chaplains, we want to best communicate the Word of God in the most effective way possible. While we all must depend upon the power of the Holy Spirit to guide us and change the lives of people to whom we are speaking, each of us bears the responsibility to do the best job we can so that we don't get in the way of God's work.
Here are the first 4 keys.
It depends on who you ask, but the concensus, at least from the group to whom I was speaking was that pastors, teachers, and professors were boring and that was why they had left the church.
The joy is - it doesn't have to be this way! The purpose of Christ, the message of salvation and the forgiveness of sins is the most incredible, powerful, gripping and joyful story on our planet. If people think it is boring, perhaps we ought to look in the mirror for the reason.