Art of the Sermon Episode 10: Expectations and Planning Aid Vision

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Guests: Rev. Brian Johnson – Senior Pastor at Tomoka UMC in Ormond Beach, FL
Topic: Transitioning to Senior Pastor

Celebrating Episode 10! (0:16)
Lent has begun (2:21)
The value of a trip to the Holy Land (3:49)
Catching up with Rev. Brian Johnson (5:37)
The transition to senior pastor 6 months later (8:50)
Starting well (10:27)
Setting expectations (12:18)
Finding the right ways to communicate (15:28)
Manuscript versus outline (17:32)
Panning a year’s worth of sermons (20:58)
The value of printed pieces (27:05)
The importance of making time for planning (30:06)
Productivity processes help focus on vision (32:45)

Links to things mentioned in the episode

Educational Opportunities Tours
Church of the Resurrection Sermon Planning Survey
Brian Johnson’s video on how he uses Nozbe

Reaching out to our guest

Brian Johnson on Facebook
@JohnsonBrian (Instagram)

Next Episode arrives March 3, 2016!

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