From the Back Cover
“I have discovered that there is only one thing worse than sitting at your desk on Monday not knowing what to preach Sunday, and that’s sitting at your desk on Saturday not knowing what to preach Sunday!”
This practical book by an experienced pastor and preaching professor provides the solution to this all-too-common pastoral dilemma—and clearly shows the busy pastor how to move beyond week-to-week sermon preparation into long-term planning for a truly effective pulpit ministry. Planning Your Preaching helps every pastor address areas of special need within the congregation, ensure regular preaching on key doctrines, incorporate holidays, and integrate biblical themes into the ongoing education of the congregation. An indispensable resource, Planning Your Preaching offers a field-tested, easily adaptable method for developing a comprehensive preaching ministry.
“Rummage’s work . . . addresses one of the more neglected areas in the field of homiletics. In addition to its practical value for preaching practitioners, homileticians will welcome such a resource for use in the classroom.”
—Dr. Jim Shaddix
Associate Professor of Preaching
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
“Rummage is the perfect person to write this book. He is a gifted preacher and by virtue of his pastoral experience he understands the struggles of pastors. He has produced a work that will be practical and helpful because his system of developing a plan works in the real world.”
—Drs. Bobby H. Welch and David W. Fleming
Co-pastors, First Baptist Church
Daytona Beach, Florida
Stephen Nelson Rummage is associate professor of preaching and director of the doctor of ministry program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. A member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, he has served for ten years as a pastor and an interim pastor.
About the Author
Stephen Nelson Rummage is Preaching Pastor at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of Planning Your Preaching and a contributor to The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching.