"5 Preaching Mistakes that Cause You to Lose Members"
In this guide you'll learn about the top five mistakes pastors make that cause them to unnecessarily lose members. The rough part is, with a little bit of forthought, all of these are avoidable.
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My name is Adam
I do a few things–I’m a preacher, professor, dean of chapel at NOBTS, and director of the Adrian Rogers center at NOBTS. But what it all has in common is preaching. This is my passion. And if preaching is your passion, too, then I want to help you do it even better.
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