Item description for Hitting a Moving Target: Preaching to the Changing Needs of Your Church by Rick Ezell...
Overview Pastor Ezell shows pastors and teachers how to identify and address the specific needs of their audience - enabling them to preach and teach more pointedly and powerfully. Worksheets and guides that appear throughout the book make it an important reference guide and hands-on manual.
Publishers Description Here is great help for pastors and Christian speakers to move from firing random, rhetorical arrows to crafting presentations that hit the target. It is a step-by-step approach to gathering and using information about the attitudes, interests, and needs of the target audience to powerfully connect with their understanding.
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Studio: Kregel Academic & Professional
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Jun 29, 1999
Publisher Kregel Academic & Professional
ISBN 082542528X ISBN13 9780825425288
Availability 0 units.
More About Rick Ezell
Rick Ezell is senior pastor of Naperville Baptist Church in Naperville, Illinois. He has written numerous articles on ministry and the Christian life for publications across the nation.
Rick Ezell currently resides in the state of Illinois. Rick Ezell was born in 1956.
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Hitting a Felt Need Through Research Dec 1, 2000
In "Hitting a Moving Target : Preaching to the Changing Needs of Your Church" Richard Ezell seeks to help pastors and other Christian public speakers better relate to their congregations. Ezell uses the analogy of an arrow hitting a target to illustrate what Christian public speakers need to do to communicate effectively. Ezell urges that pastors research the area they live in according to factors such as geography, socio-economic status, age, etc. in order to understand their community. Then, the pastor is to find the same information for his particular church through the use of surveys. The pastor is to compare the two groups and structure his sermons to meet the "felt needs" of his parishoners. Ezell rehashes many of the popular church growth writings that are in print. However, Ezell does offer something that not many others do-- he understands people that are in transitional jobs that keep them from developing roots in churches because they move often. Unless this is the case for your congregation, I would not reccomend this book. If this describes your congregation, the book is probably worth the money.