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Preaching & Leadership Collection (18 vols.)
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This collection of 18 resources is designed with the working pastor in mind. It will hone the effectiveness, quality, and focus of any pastor's ministry, whether they are just starting out or have decades of experience behind them. With nearly 3,300 pages of material written out of the life experiences of dozens of pastors, this collection is nothing if not practical!

The titles in this collection will help you in three basic areas of ministry: preaching, leadership, and administration.

Key Features

  • Employ sermon illustrations more effectively
  • Draw fresh material from the more than 4,500 illustrations and quotations included
  • Gain inspiration from nearly 450 sermon outlines--arranged in either a weekly or topical format
  • Be encouraged and built up in leadership by the wisdom of veteran pastors
  • Feed your soul by gleaning insights from the sermons of the great preachers of the ages
  • Enhance your effectiveness in dealing with the administrative and legal aspects of the ministry
  • Develop the communication skills needed to run effective meetings, publish a church newsletter, and more!

Individual Titles

Using Illustrations to Preach with Power

  • Author: Bryan Chapell
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 206

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

If the apostle Paul had not punctuated his words with images of the armor of God or the racecourse, would we so easily remember his instruction? The march on Washington might have become nothing more than a ragged hike across a majestic mall if Martin Luther King, Jr. had not led us through a “dream” and onto a “mountaintop.”

Such is the power of illustrations.

They contain a hidden dynamic of living that captures our attention and furthers our understanding in a way that no other sermonic tool can match. Can they be overused and their purpose abused? Yes—and by many they are. But to eliminate them completely would be unwise, maintains Bryan Chapell.

Instead, he responds to those concerns by reviewing the theory behind illustrations, sharing why they’re important, and demonstrating how you can use them effectively in your biblical preaching. This book clearly affirms that illustrations are integral to powerful preaching—not because they entertain but because they expand and deepen applications in the lives of your listeners. They infuse your words with life without compromising the message, making the truth of the Word ring clearly in people’s hearts long after your sermon is done.

Bryan Chapell is distinguished professor of preaching at Knox Theological Seminary. He has authored several books, including the award-winning Christ-centered Preaching and Crossway's The Wonder of It All.

Preach for a Year 1 and 2

  • Author: Roger F. Campbell
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 448

Sample Pages: 1 | 2

Preach for a Year provides the busy pastor or teacher with 104 sermon outlines, enough for two sermons every Sunday of the year. These outlines are biblical-a complete Scripture index leads preachers to specific Bible passages.

These practical and easy-to-use outlines are each structured in three steps. The first section is the Introduction which provides attention-getting thoughts for sermon starters. The Body follows, with several alliterated points of biblical exposition. The third section is the Conclusion, which suggests practical questions and devotional thoughts for application.

This is a complete and comprehensive resource to help you preach the Word for an entire year.

Roger Campbell has been in the ministry for more than thirty-five years, twenty-two of which were spent pastoring three Michigan churches. Since 1974, he has been engaged in writing and speaking in local church Bible conferences and radio ministry. Among the seventeen books he has authored are: A Place to Hide; Lord, I'm Afraid; Staying Positive in a Negative World; and You Can Win.

Bryant Sermon Outline Series (4 vols.)

  • Author: Al Bryant
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 260

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3

Each book in the Bryant Sermon Outline Series contains thirty or more outlines focused on one theme. These outlines are designed to spark an idea, provide an initial structure, or furnish a fitting illustration.

The outlines for this series have been chosen from some of the most respected preachers in history, such as Jabez Burns, R.G. Lee, F.E. Marsh, John Ritchie, Charles H. Spurgeon, John Wesley, and many others. Each book includes topical and textual treatments as well as a Scripture index to help you find just the right material. The four books are titled:

  • Sermon Outlines for Evangelistic Services 
  • Sermon Outlines on the Attributes of God
  • Sermon Outlines on the Life of Christ
  • Sermon Outlines on the Psalms

Al Bryant was editor in chief of Zondervan Publishing House for more than twenty-six years and also served as managing editor of Word Books and as director for Kregel Publications. His other books include Day by Day with C. H. Spurgeon, Sourcebook for Poetry, Climbing the Heights, and New Every Morning.

Charles Wood Sermon Outline Series (4 vols.)

  • Author: Charles R. Wood
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 260

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3

Pastors will appreciate these comprehensive, pulpit-tested sermon outlines prepared by veteran pastor Charles R. Wood. Each sermon is expository, offering a fully developed outline based on the Scripture text. These outlines are designed to help save time without cutting corners.

Each book in the series contains more than thirty sermon outlines, each focusing on a single theme. Whether you are a pastor or Bible student, these outlines will provide sermons or lessons that develop a deeper understanding of the truths of God's word. The four books are titled:

  • Sermon Outlines on Gospel Passages
  • Sermon Outlines on Great Doctrinal Themes
  • Sermon Outlines on the Book of Proverbs 
  • Sermon Outlines on the Sermon on the Mount

Charles R. Wood is pastor emeritus of Grace Baptist Church in Granger (South Bend), Indiana, where he served as senior pastor for twenty-two years. He is Adjunct Professor of Christian Leadership at Piedmont Baptist College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is also the editor and publisher of A Pastoral Epistle, a monthly journal for pastors and missionaries.

The Speaker's Quote Book

  • Author: Roy Zuck
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 438

Everyone who speaks or preaches needs a ready supply of thought-provoking and illustrative resource material. The Speaker's Quote Book provides the attention-getting story or that “just right” quote that adds depth to any sermon or presentation.

Over 4,500 quotes, stories, anecdotes, and illustrations in The Speaker's Quote Book will help the pastor prepare a better sermon or the speaker present a better speech. This new collection of both contemporary and classic material puts a wealth of interest-building illustrations at one's fingertips.

Roy B. Zuck (1932–2013) was Senior Professor of Bible Exposition Emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary and editor of Bibliotheca Sacra, the seminary's quarterly theological journal. A member of the faculty since 1973, Dr. Zuck served for a number of years as Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the seminary. Dr. Zuck has authored or coauthored numerous books, including The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Adult Education in the Church, The Bib Sac Reader, and Creation: Evidence from Scripture and Science.

Practical Wisdom for Pastors

  • Author: Curtis C. Thomas
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 272

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3

As a pastor your job is filled with blessings and satisfaction, as well as unique challenges and pitfalls. Here a ministry veteran covers virtually all of those areas with a wealth of practical insight culled from 44 years in the pastorate. Blending his deep love of the Word and commitment to biblical ministry, Curtis Thomas offers a rich source of help and encouragement that will enthuse and benefit you whether you've pastored for five years or 50.

The ten major sections include: personal life, family life, study habits, messages, church life, counseling, weddings/divorces/funerals, relationships with others, dangers, and miscellaneous issues.

Curtis C. Thomas served as pastor of several Baptist churches in the central Arkansas area before recently retiring after 44 years in the ministry. Most recently, he served as Executive Pastor of The Bible Church in Little Rock for 14 years. He has co-authored two books, Romans: An Interpretive Outline and The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, Documented.

Lessons in Leadership

  • Editor: Randal Roberts
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 282

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

With Lessons in Leadership, fifty respected Christian leaders share their wisdom from a lifetime of ministry. Whether you are currently training for ministry, have recently entered into a leadership role, or are looking for fresh insights on life and ministry, you will greatly benefit from the insightful counsel of these pastors, ministry leaders, and professors.

Take Heart: Daily Devotions with the Church's Great Preachers

  • Editor: Diana Wallis
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 400

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

As Christians we long for truth that is relevant and wisdom that is reliable. In search of spiritual guidance, we often gravitate to the latest book by a popular author. But the feel-good stories and simplistic spirituality in many of these books just don't go deep enough to provide what we crave most—long-term, biblically sound spiritual direction.

We need more than a temporary bandage for the soul, and the words of history's spiritual giants are the timeless prescription. Take Heart presents daily devotions from some of history's greatest preachers and insights from their most thought-provoking sermons. Updated with contemporary language, these powerful excerpts from well-known Christians such as C. H. Spurgeon, John Bunyan, Augustine, and George Whitefield are rich in insight, solid biblical teaching, and practical counsel for today's believers.

This book challenges readers to rise above quick-fix theology and shallow spiritual experience and provides the needed encouragement to "be strong and take heart."

Diana Wallis earned her degrees in Bible and Sociology, but she most loves editing and writing. While proofing manuscripts containing old sermons, she found the messages surprisingly relevant and started a collection that evolved into this book.

Christian Ministries And The Law (revised edition)

  • Author: H. Wayne House
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 238

Sample Pages: 1 | 2

In an age of lawsuits and red tape, legal issues can present a unexpected minefield for churches and ministry organizations. This timely book offers a glossary of legal terms, clarification of recent changes in legislation, sample contracts and sample agreements for arbitration and mediation making it an invaluable resource for every pastor, Christian school administrator and ministry leader.


H. Wayne House (Th.D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; J.D., Regent University School of Law) is Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Apologetics, Fatih Seminary in Tacoma, Washington, and Professor of Law, Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. He is author or editor of more than twenty books, including The Christian and American Law and Israel: The Land and the People.

Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership: Case Studies in Biblical Decision Making

  • Author: Michael R. Milco
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 192

Sample Pages: 1 | 2

Infidelity, child abuse, AIDS, homosexuality, unexpected pregnancies--no church or church leader is immune from these difficult social problems. Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership presents case studies based on real-life situations and addresses the sensitive issues that pastors and church leaders deal with in any church.

Michael R. Milco received his M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois, and his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He is currently Pastor of Families and Small Groups at Moody Memorial Church in Chicago.

Church Communications Handbook

  • Author: Wanda Vassallo
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 303

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An experienced speaker and author on communication issues, Wanda Vassallo provides a comprehensive look at structuring all forms of communication in the local church. She stresses the importance of and shows how to develop an overall communications plan. She discusses issues such as how to advertise, how to talk with the media to get out your message, how to communicate effectively with church members, and how best to utilize technology. Chapters include:

  • The Stranger in Your Midst
  • Structuring and Conducting Successful Meetings
  • Publishing a Dynamic Newsletter
  • Communicating in a Crisis
  • Special Evangelistic Events

This new resource incorporates the developments of recent technology into a practical reference tool for pastors, parachurch ministry heads, church secretaries, and other church staff members. Helpful forms, checklists for planning and tracking progress, and examples of materials from cutting-edge churches make this an invaluable addition to your library.

Wanda Vassallo served as Director of Information Services and as Director of Communications for the Dallas Independent School District for fifteen years and as a columnist for three Dallas-area newspapers.

Product Details

  • Title: Preaching & Leadership Collection
  • Volumes: 18
  • Pages: 3,299