The reality of ministry is that pastors often struggle-they struggle with the week-to-week demands of ministry that sap the physical and spiritual energy needed for sermon preparation and presentation. The result is that many pastors feel "burned out" in their preaching. For some, the only cure is a move to a new church that hasn't yet heard the same messages.
Pastor Bruce Mawhinney has been there, done that, and has a hopeful and helpful word for pastors. Staleness in ministry can be replaced with freshness and vitality. It is possible to move up to a higher level of effectiveness rather than just move on to a new location.
The format of Preaching with Freshness is as distinctive as its title: a narrative story outlines the real-life difficulties of an ordinary pastor who discovers principles of preaching that revive his own enthusiasm and effectiveness in ministry.
If the worst sin a preacher can commit is to bore people with the Bible, then Preaching with Freshness is every pastor's guidebook to a vital, engaging pulpit ministry. Available in Spanish
Bruce Mawhinney is senior pastor of New Covenant Fellowship in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He received his M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and his D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary.