Sermon Seeds: 40 Creative Sermon Starters

Dottie Escobedo-Frank

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Barcode: 9780687331710

Release date: 10/01/2005

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If you preach, you are looking for ways to create worship experiences that keep people on the edge of their seats, straining to hear every word. Sermon Seeds helps pastors who want to approach the job of preaching more creatively by suggesting out-of-the-box surprises that bring about deeper understanding of God's message. Creative, multifaceted sermons can happen without extensive technology, money, or staff. Sermon Seeds stirs creative juices by providing ideas that can easily be adapted for use in a variety of settings. The book contains forty creative sermon starters, each complete with the Scripture passage, message theme and elements, background information, creative avenue, and suggested ending. Themes include: Passing the Mantle, The Bread-Maker God--Holy Communion, and Grace: Breaking Through the Barriers. The DVD contains three complete sermons as featured in the book, delivered by Dottie Escobedo-Frank. To view a clip from the DVD, click here. (You will need the latest version of Windows Media Player to view this video.) System Requirements: The DVD is compatible with most DVD set top players and PC DVD-ROM players. About the Author Dottie was raised on the mission field in Mexico, living in Nogales, AZ and helping her parents care for the people in Nogales, Mexico. Dottie knew she was called to do God's work when she was 8 years old. Being young and foolish, she ran from her call. Marriage (to the wonderful Jim Frank), children (Sara, Natalie and Andrew) and social work (earning her MSW and CISW) kept her busy for fifteen years. Then, in Mazatlan, Mexico, Dottie experienced a "recall" event and, this time, went straight to seminary! Dottie's first pastoral appointment was at Liberty United Methodist Church in Buckeye, AZ. The people of Buckeye loved me into being a pastor. Her next appointment was at Mission Bell United Methodist Church in Glendale, Arizona. She served at Mission Bell for 5 ½ years, working towards the revitalization of their mission. She is an elder of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Today, Dottie serves as pastor at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to this appointment she served as one of the pastors at Community Church of Joy in Glendale, Arizona, directing the worship team. She speaks frequently at worship conferences and serves as a trainer for starting new congregations. She is also the author of Advent and Christmas, in the Igniting Worship Series, published by Abingdon Press. In her other life, Dottie loves getting teased by her children and spending time with Jim and her kids. She is an avid reader, likes horseback riding and vacationing in Mexico. She dislikes shopping, talking on the phone and being told "no".

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