One of the upsides, I’ve been told, of not (yet) having been to seminary is that I’ve been forced to find my own ways to prepare a sermon. Most of the time I’m OK with this, but occasionally I wonder, “Is there a right way to do this?” I have enough education and preaching mentors to keep me honest, but I imagine there are a few tricks seminarys teach that would be helpful.
Are post-it notes one of those tricks?
This was the wall above my desk this afternoon. The sermon was done, but the flow didn’t seem particularly natural or helpful so I made a storyboard with the major pieces of the sermon. After rearranging them a few times I landed on a clearer and more natural flow.
Any other preachers/teachers/speakers find this a helpful method? You’ll have to ask someone from New Community Covenant Church tomorrow whether or not this was effective us of Post-it notes.