Pastors of different types and in different contexts have varying levels of time for “sermon prep.” We all known 5 hours is not enough, but most do not have the luxury of 20+ hours. So, let’s say that we are working in a given week with 15 hours for sermon prep. Everyone approaches this differently, but I tend to try to have a few big chunks to really dig in (e.g., 3-hour block x2) and then some daily re-working, and then practicing the day before and/or the morning of.
Let’s say, then, that for me, the ideal would look something like this (week to week)
Monday: 4 hour block
Tuesday-Thursday: 2 hours each day
Friday: 3 hour block
Weekend: 2 hour practice
I have been teaching pastors and preachers for ten years. I know that there is a temptation to jump into books and look at websites to begin constructing…
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