Book: Handbook of Preaching by Dr. Nathaniel Van Cleave

handbookofpreachingOne way to define a handbook is “a guide for travelers.” And for those whom God has led along the winding, sometimes uphill pathway of pastoring and preaching, Dr. Nathaniel M. Van Cleave’s classic “Handbook of Preaching” has been a beloved and venerable how-to-do-it resource. With its practical counsel, timeless insights and step-by-step instruction on creating and delivering Bible-based sermons, this book has been a mainstay for pastors, teachers and church leaders all over the world.

This book is a very practical step-by-step guide and full of advice for any who preach, or desire to. First released in 1943, Dr. Van Cleave’s careful instructions will bring help and enduring instruction to the next generation of communicators.

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Video: What is a Successful Church? by Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

We usually post a recommend book but this month we are posting a recommend video. Our definitions of success are not always the same as God’s. How does your church rate? What is a Successful Church?

Although given at the 2012 Calvary Chapel East Coast Pastors’ Conference, this message is ideal for the whole church. It’s a dose of reality as we realize that our definitions of success are not always the same as God’s and if taken to heart by a congregation, could help a church move forward in unity, seeking the right goals.

When we don’t know how to measure success, we can become discouraged when we should be encouraged, and vice-versa. We can become dissatisfied and angry, finding fault when there is none. We can also become complacent and comfortable when the church is spiritually lacking. This message is a must for everyone in ministry, and will help you understand the measurement of success in God’s eyes.

Source: http://streaming.ccphilly.org/video.aspx?id=ECPC1205