This is a repeat for you methobloggers, but for the rest of us:
How Long Do You Preach?
I get a lot at my current pastoral appointment that I preach “too long” with the implication being that a good message is about 12-15 minutes or so.
I normally preach about 20-30 minutes, which, in fairness to my little tribe, is a pretty different experience for them.
For those of you who are communicators out there, or are at least part of a faith community and have experience being subjected to the ramblings of your favorite preacher; how long do you/they preach? I’d be interested to know.
And, by the way, just for giggles, name your denominational brand if you prefer to.
I have done 2 sermons and some other speaking engagements. I tend to do 15-20 minutes. My philosophy is that if you research, exegete, and then build your communication in a concise way, then you know the material well–similarly, if your material is concise then you have made solid decisions about every moment of your sermon. We should avoid moments that are not thought out.
What about you?