Leadership

How long did it take you to prepare your message for yesterday?

Here are the results of Thom Rainer’s unscientific (come on Ed, let’s make this official!) poll on how long it takes pastors to write their messages: 1 to 3 hours — 1% 4 to 6 hours — 9% 7 to 9 hours — 15% 10 to 12 hours — 22% 13 to 15 hours — 24% 16 to 18 hours — 23% 19 to 21 hours — 2% 22 to 24 hours — 0% 25 to 27 hours — 1% 28 to 30 hours — 2% 31 to 33 hours — 1% Where do YOU fit in? Do you start from scratch? Do you use outlines/illustrations/series titles from other pastors/churches? Have you ever take a whole sermon, word-for-word, from another pastor/church? How does your sermon preparation look this week? I’d love to hear what your plan is for this week.  Leave a comment! Todd Read more from Thom Rainer here…